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Could Magic lure Kevin Durant to Orlando?

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10:06 AM ET 08.26 | Are the Magic looking to hook perhaps the NBA's biggest fish four years from now? Yes, it's difficult for fans to even digest how long a wait that might be. But wouldn't the wait for Kevin Durant be worth it? Now the knee-jerk reaction might be this: Durant? Durant isn't the kind of kid who would ever abandon Oklahoma City as a free agent (after the 2015-16 season.) He's the leader of a great, young team now. And surely, the Thunder aren't about to let him get away.Right? People and circumstances change. Who envisioned Miami striking up a band called The Heatles? Or New Jersey -- New Jersey! -- being relevant again? If Durant doesn't fancy himself as a big-city guy, wouldn't Orlando make sense? Retooling mostly through the draft, the Magic could have young pieces in place by then, if GM Rob Hennigan has his way.

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August 26, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

August 26, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Ha! Why would KD leave for any team at any teim? OKC is going to be even better this year and has a shot at the title. In 5 years, KD could be OKC's version of Tim Duncan.

He's got the chance at a title, the big contract, endorsement $$ and a great rep. No reason to go anywhere. And OKC would do just about anything to keep him.

August 26, 2012  10:20 AM ET
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Come To LA, Bro.

I concur, but if not so...

Durant to Orlando will be nice too!!

August 26, 2012  10:24 AM ET

They need to show they know how to manage a franchise before they'll get a top free agent to go there, unless it's only for the money.

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August 26, 2012  10:32 AM ET

Durant wont leave OKC, but I am not so sure about Westbrook. Westbrook wants to be the man on a team. And OKC cant afford to keep all KD, RW, Harden, and Ibaka anyway

August 26, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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If they stay competitive, he won't leaveBut no one is above jumping ship

Yeah, but my point is why. He's got everything right now, including an Olympic gold medal. If OKC wins the title, why leave?

If there is some huge collapse in OKC, maybe.

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August 26, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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Durant wont leave OKC, but I am not so sure about Westbrook. Westbrook wants to be the man on a team. And OKC cant afford to keep all KD, RW, Harden, and Ibaka anyway

It'll be interesting with RW this year. He did great last year, but had some mistakes. Hopefully, he keeps the energy and continues to improve.

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August 26, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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I'd like to see the offense run more through him, rather than stop at him

Yes, at least more touches for KD and more touches earlier in the game. Even at the Olympics, people talked about Lebron and Kobe. But it was KD who lead all scorers with 30 points in the final game.

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August 26, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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Orlando can't worry about 4 years from now. They have to stay focused on the draft and finding the next batch of Lakers stars. Superman 3.0 is out there somewhere.

Sad but true. The Magic seem to be a feeder team for the Lakers.

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