That’s according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who suggests the Lakers are at the bottom of the list of potential teams Durant could join in free agency.
There are less than six weeks until the free agency market opens with a lot of action expected to take place.
Durant is arguably the biggest free agent potentially available, along with Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler.
The Golden State Warriors remain confident they can convince him to re-sign with them.
But multiple reports have suggested he is set to leave, with a number of teams linked with his services.
The New York Knicks seems to be the favourites to steal him from the defending champions.
The LA Clippers and Brooklyn Nets have also been touted as possible destinations.
The Lakers too have been mentioned, but Windhorst doesn’t see why Durant would want to team up with LeBron James.
“I cannot see him playing for the Los Angeles Lakers,” he said on the Stephen A. Smith radio show.
“I just don’t see him wanting to team up with LeBron.
“As much as he has a good relationship with him, I think that defeats the point of what he’d be trying to prove which is he can go do it as the centrepiece of a team.
“If he’s going to stay with another star, why not stay with the guys he’s with right now because that’s working out really beautifully.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with Magic, Jeanie or Pelinka.
“It doesn’t make sense to me that that would be his move.
“I can almost see him making more sense for him to join just about any other team.
“You could almost convince me that going to Detroit would be amazing for him and playing alongside Blake Griffin as opposed to having to go with what it would do for him to play alongside LeBron.
“I could be wrong though because one thing about Kevin that is undeniable is that he has changing moods.
“The way he feels here in mid-May has nothing to do with the way he may feel in five or six weeks and that’s his reality.”
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