Kevin Durant not sure Lakers can find star to pair with LeBron

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"It depends on what kind of player you are", Durant, 30, said when asked about what it would be like to play alongside James. In addition, James has gone to the NBA Finals for eight consecutive years, meaning he's played the most minutes and games of any NBA player for a majority of the last decade. Especially when the attention is bulls-t attention, fluff. "Bosh, same way", Durant said of Chris Bosh, James' former teammate with the Miami Heat. It's not LeBron's fault at all; it's just the fact you have so many groupies in the media that love to hang on every word.

The reality is they will only get one of those players via a trade and even if it were Wall, who is earning $19.1 million this season but will have a four-year supermax contract extension from next season earning him an average of $42 million annually, the Lakers could still potentially have the cap space to sign Durant. "If you're Kyle Korver, then it makes sense". And if such a plan were to seriously be put in place, Seattle's last great National Basketball Association player wants to be part of it. Because Kyle Korver in Atlanta was the bulk of the offence, and he's not a No 1 option at all, not even close. "So his talents benefit more from a guy who can pass and penetrate and get him open". So, we got guys who just want to continue to develop and guys that continue to get better and better just from experience.

Regardless, Wall is the latest name to join the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson and Khris Middleton as reported players the Lakers want to team up with James. "Kawhi enjoys having the ball in his hands, controlling the offense, dictating the tempo with his post-ups; it's how he plays the game.

So I think people are trying to blow it out of proportion, like, 'OK, why do you have LeBron if you don't want to use him?' They don't understand the logic behind it".

I was still dubious, so I checked with Source No. 2, another current National Basketball Association agent who's at least as dialed in as Source No. 1. A lot of young players are developing that skill.

Durant said many players have to alter the way they play to be teammates of James.

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