Report: Kevin Durant's agent exploring overseas options

Thunder forward Kevin Durant's agent told SI.com that the star might consider playing overseas if the NBA lockout persists.
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: July 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm •  Published: July 11, 2011
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Would Kevin Durant consider playing overseas?

The agent for the Oklahoma City Thunder's biggest star says his client can't rule it out if the NBA's labor dispute leads to a prolonged lockout.

According to a report by SI.com, Aaron Goodwin is exploring playing opportunities overseas for Durant, the NBA's reign two-time scoring champion.

“If the opportunity presents itself and the lockout persists, he's going to have to consider it just as other players are considering it,” Goodwin told SI.com. “Kevin has shown some interest to know what the situation is and we'll reach out to the players' association and make sure that they're aligned with the guys in case they do take an offer. But I think what you're going to see happening is a lot of players are going to look at the opportunity if the lockout prolongs that they can go somewhere and play basketball.”

Durant is currently in China as part of a four-city tour with Nike Basketball. It's the third straight summer that Durant has journeyed to China.

Last summer, Durant became an international star when he captained Team USA to the gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, garnering MVP honors while leading the U.S. team to its first gold medal in the tournament since 1994.

Durant is the second Thunder player that has expressed interest in playing overseas in the event of a drawn out lockout. Forward Serge Ibaka recently said he would like to play in Spain.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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