Inside the Kevin Durant Free Agency
The Vertical staff goes inside the Kevin Durant free agency process on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Adrian Wojnarowski visits with The Vertical's Michael Lee, Bobby Marks and Nick DePaula to explore the Oklahoma City superstar's free agency process. Michael and Woj discuss why the hometown Washington Wizards were never serious candidates to lure Durant, and how the Durant-Russell Westbrook relationship factors into Durant's decision. Bobby, the Vertical's front office insider, talks about his days in the Nets front office and helping to prepare presentations for stars such as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, and how NBA teams go about preparing pitches for players like Durant. DePaula discusses the impact of Durant's Nike partnership on free agency, and how much of a difference playing in a bigger market would make his endorser. DePaula discusses the impact on Golden State MVP Steph Curry and his shoe brand if Durant were to join him with the Warriors.