Kevin Durant’s impending free agency hovered over the Thunder’s season from training camp up until their elimination in the Western Conference finals, but general manager Sam Presti credited Durant on Monday with controlling the noise and speculation about his future.
“I also think Kevin deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the way he’s handled his affairs, because what it really did was it allowed our team to focus on the season and really made the season we had possible,” Presti said. “I thought it was a tremendous example of a franchise player putting the franchise first. I thought it was also a tremendous example of leadership on his part, because we’re not able to have that season unless he’s handling his affairs the way that he did.”
Source: Royce Young of ESPN
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