Tracy McGrady: Kevin Durant Leaving the Warriors Would be “Great”

Kevin Durant arguing with a referee during a Warriors vs Magic game in 2017. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Most NBA fans would like to see Golden State Warriors’ dynasty come to an end and it seems like Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady shares their opinion. During his recent appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, McGrady discussed the possibility of Kevin Durant leaving the Warriors in the offseason, and said that this scenario would be “great” for the league.

“[That would be] great for the league,” – said McGrady, who currently works as an NBA analyst at ESPN. “Although I love seeing these guys play on the big stage every year, I think we just need some more parity … Kevin Durant just completely changed everything when he went there and made it not fair for the league.”

According to McGrady, Durant leaving wouldn’t just bring more parity to the league, but would also help another team to become relevant.

“I would love for KD to spread the love around … so a team like the New York Knicks can come back in the fold and be competitive in the Eastern Conference,” – he added. “Like, how awesome would that be? KD joins another player or two and make New York exciting again.”

Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors in 2016, and since then, they became an unstoppable team that doesn’t have a real opponent in the NBA. Still, that could change in the summer, since both Durant and Klay Thompson are up for contract extension. And while Thompson is expected to stay, most analysts predict that Durant will decide to go somewhere else especially if Golden State manages to get a three-peat this year.

Durant played 48 games this season, and currently averages 27.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.