What Kevin Durant might do, it seems, is more heavily analyzed than what he actually does.
His free-agency fortunes are dissected almost daily, even though nothing will happen involving the Oklahoma City Thunder star until this summer. Will he stay in a small market where the honeymoon appears permanent? Will he go home again, picking the Washington Wizards in a move that would reunite him with Scott Brooks, his onetime coach?
Or will he take a chance on a wild card such as the Lakers, becoming the centerpiece of a suddenly faceless franchise?
Staying put feels a lot more likely on occasions like Sunday evening inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, where Durant showed why he...