July 12, 2011
While only a few have signed, plenty are exploring the idea. And one of them is Oklahoma City Thunder superstar small forward Kevin Durant(notes), the league's scoring champion for the past two seasons.
Durant's agent, Aaron Goodwin, told Sports Illustrated that he's checking out overseas options for the two-time All-Star. "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 said, SI reports. "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."
The 22-year-old Durant, who was the second overall pick in the 2007 draft and the 2008 Rookie of the Year, averaged 27.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.