You can bet that the members of the Oklahoma City Thunder had a wide range of reactions this offseason when Kevin Durant decided to join up with the Warriors and leave them behind to pick up the pieces of what used to be a title-contending team.
Ambiguously, Russell Westbrook laughed manically when asked by a fan how he felt about it, while Enes Kanter is apparently OK enough by the move to joke with Steven Adams about Durant on Twitter. Some other teammates may feel betrayed by Durant opting to leave the organization where he’s played his entire career, but Anthony Morrow is not one of those people.
Morrow appeared recently on Sirius XM NBA Radio and the sharpshooter said he was cool with KD’s move to leave the Thunder. He did admit though that he was surprised by where Durant ended up going instead (as transcribed by CSN Bay Area)
“With me personally, we talked all offseason, and it really wasn’t about basketball, like nothing was really basketball. It was just whatever stuff’s going on with our families. For him to make that decision, I didn’t feel betrayed or anything like that. I think we were more shocked at where he went. I think that was more of a shock factor.”
Durant’s decision may end up benefitting Morrow as Billy Donovan will now have some more minutes to allocate at small forward. However, while he may play a little more next year, Morrow will almost assuredly win a lot less. Nevertheless, his equanimity about Durant’s decision is hopefully echoed by more of his former teammates in Oklahoma City.