Gary Williams thinks Kevin Durant will settle down in Washington D.C. area one day Published: July 22, 2014

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Let the Kevin Durant-to-D.C. speculation continue.

It'll be a constant stream over the next two seasons as Durant approaches free agency in 2016. Last week on ESPN 980, former University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams said he'd be shocked if Durant doesn't live in the Washington D.C. area once his playing career is over.

Williams said Durant is keeping an eye on what happened with LeBron James and his decision to go home to Cleveland.

From Dan Steinberg's Blog via The Washington Post:

“One interesting thing on this LeBron going back to Cleveland, Durant’s watching that very close,” Williams said. “He’s seeing the adulation pouring out for LeBron James for coming home. And Durant loves this area. He does. He’s back every summer. He plays at Montrose [Christian] against their high school kids sometimes; he’s out there taking charges. He just loves to play basketball. He’s been over at Maryland, he plays with the players over there. He just wants to play. And these are where his ties are. I know one thing, when his career’s over, I’d be shocked if he didn’t live in this area.”

Williams goes on to say that if the Wizards make progress while falling a step short in the East, that could simultaneously show that Durant is what's missing in Washington.

Williams also couldn't leave out the recent Wizards hire of David Adkins, who was an assistant coach at Montrose Christian High School when Durant was there. It's another quote in a series of them that will connect Durant to D.C.

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