Despite not being on the list of teams scheduled to meet with free-agent forward Kevin Durant, the Los Angeles Lakers have not abandoned their hopes of landing him, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s thinking.The Lakers intend to contact NBA 2K17 Coins and his representatives July 1 and are confident they will get a meeting, the source said.
“I can’t imagine Durant wouldn’t talk to us,” the source said. “That would shock me. Part of the Lakers’ pitch to Kevin Durant will be the ability to team with another top-tier free agent, a source said. Layne Murdoch/NBA/Getty ImagesAccording to ESPN sources and media reports, Durant is scheduled to meet with the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers, beginning July 1, the first day free agents are allowed to talk with teams other than their own.The Vertical reported Tuesday night that those meetings will take place Friday and Saturday in the Hamptons on Long Island.
In addition to the Lakers, the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks also are hoping to meet with Durant, according to ESPN sources.