The Philadelphia 76ers traded for the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft for the chance to select Markelle Fultz, but apparently that’s not what Kevin Durant would have done with it.
Durant sat down for a two-part podcast with Bill Simmons of The Ringer, and the second half finally dropped. The podcasts have been an interesting window into Durant the person, with Simmons fielding questions from fans for KD to answer.
One of those questions was what games Durant is paying this summer. Spoiler: He’s spending time playing NBA 2K. What was surprising, though, was just how much he’s playing MyGM mode, and how he’s set up his franchise.
"I'm in GM mode, so when they came in I had the Tar Heels. I uploaded them from the Internet and I put them in a franchise so they're an expansion team in my GM mode. I know it's real deep, but I'm like 16 years into my GM mode and I'm making trades," Durant said.
What he said next, though, is the kicker.
"I traded for the No. 1 pick and got Lonzo Ball, he's starting point guard for me," he told Simmons.
While Lonzo may not have the hesi pull-up jimbo Fultz has, it seems Durant is more comfortable going with the pass-first talents of Ball to lead his Tar Heels expansion franchise to the promised land.
As for why he’s playing as the Tar Heels and not Texas, where he actually went to college, it was a matter of him feeling the jerseys for the created UNC team were better than the Longhorns.
Do you, KD.