Kevin Durant: Lakers dealt major blow in hope to land Warriors star

Durant's future at the Golden State Warriors was thrown into further doubt this week following an ugly altercation with Draymond Green.
The Warriors duo came to blows after Durant protested as Green refused to pass him the ball in the dying seconds of regulation time against the LA Clippers.
Both players could be seen arguing as they returned to the bench in the break before overtime, with Green supposedly throwing Durant's upcoming free agency back in his face.
Durant could be seen mouthing the words 'that's why I'm outta here', with many fans on social media taking that to mean he will leave in free agency next summer.
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The 30-year-old can opt out of the final year of his contract next year, which he is widely expected to do in order to look for a max contract.
A number of teams will be able to offer Durant exactly what he wants, but the altercation with Green has led to some questions on whether he would look to be traded away.
However, The Athletic's Sam Amick
reports, via a source, Durant has 'shown no interest in wanting to be traded and remains focused on the championship chance that lies before them."
"We've got a three-peat upon us," the source said.
It would be a major surprise if the Warriors even contemplated trading away Durant, but the stronger suggestion has been that Green may be moved.
And Fox Sports analyst Skip Bayless believes the only chance of Durant re-signing would be if they can trade Green.
'There is no way that Golden State is going to have any hope of keeping Kevin Durant after this year unless they trade Draymond sooner than later,'
'Before the trade deadline Draymond has to go.
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'They still have DeMarcus Cousins on ice so it isn't like it would leave a gaping hole.'
He added: 'He's [Durant] not over it.
'As friendly or friends they might have been, I think the bridge is burned.
'It looked like he was done with everything.'
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