Kevin Durant discusses Thunder pairing of George and Westbrook

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) walks past former teammates Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant opened up about many of the happenings of his offseason Thursday to The Athletic, while also giving his thoughts on the pairing of Russell Westbrook and Paul George with his former squad, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Durant, who won a gold medal with George at the Rio De Janeiro Olympics last summer, said that he and George didn’t talk about the organization after he was traded from the Indiana Pacers last month.

“Nah, me and PG didn’t talk much about the organization at all,” Durant said to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “I texted him congrats and told him he was going to love it there. It’s just a matter of what type of team they’re going to be, who’s going to do what, who is going to step up.” 

Durant, last year’s NBA Finals MVP, played nine seasons with the Thunder organization (one as the Seattle SuperSonics) before joining the Warriors in free agency. He divulged how he thinks the team will function with George and Westbrook, last season’s MVP, leading the charge.

“They got Russ and PG and Steven Adams to be their Big 3,” Durant said. “I think if they feed off each other, it could be great. I’m a fan of the game. So I can see if something is going to work or not and I think that’s going to be a really, really great pairing. It’s going to suck for us and the rest of the league. But as a fan of the game, it’s going to be tight to see how they work that thing out.” 

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