There are premature predictions. And there are ridiculous predictions.
This would probably fall into the category of both.
On ESPN’s Grantland YouTube channel, former NBA player Jalen Rose has gone on record predicting Kevin Durant will leave the Thunder to go to Houston as a free agent in the summer of 2016.
“I think, after he plays out the couple years on his contract, that he goes to Houston to play with Dwight Howard and James Harden,” Rose told ESPN’s Bill Simmons, after giving his reasoning (watch the above video).
Following that, Rose proceeded to lay out the second part of his nightmare scenario for OKC fans, saying Russell Westbrook would then leave the Thunder for Los Angeles.
“He’s going to leave OKC and go with Kevin Love to the Los Angeles Lakers,” Rose said.
Two big takeaways from this video:
-1.) This is going to be a LeBron-like rumor-filled three years in OKC and there’s really nothing KD can say or do to prevent that.
-2.) Jalen Rose plays far too much NBA 2K and, when he does, he likes to turn the salary cap off.