Curry said Durant has been doing a “great job” of handling all the speculation around his pending free agency.
Stephen Curry came to Kevin Durant’s defense after his teammate ripped into the media when the topic of Durant’s pending free agency was brought up during his postgame media availability Wednesday.
“Honestly, I think it’s him not being able to control his own voice,” Curry told reporters. “He’s focused on basketball, and that’s what he should do. We want to see that KD every day. What he can’t control is BS that happens in the media or people making the decision for him or all this other stuff.
“In terms of him just playing basketball, focusing on what happens out there on the 94 feet, being there for us as teammates, and us being there for him, that’s what he can control. And I think he’s doing a great job of that.”
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Curry gave credit to Durant and the Warriors for not letting the speculation affect how they have been playing on the court.
“All that other stuff, I wouldn’t call it a distraction, but from his standpoint, frustrating,” Curry added. “The way he plays basketball and the way he is as a teammate and all that type of stuff, that’s all we’re worried about, and I think he’s doing a great job of that.”
Durant told reporters to “grow up” after he was asked why he hadn’t been speaking with the media lately, and he explained he doesn’t trust any of the media.
His silence coincided with the speculation that the Knicks will have the salary cap space this summer to sign multiple max-contract players after they traded Kristaps Porzingis.