Saturday , Mar , 06 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kevin Durant Interested in Winning, Not Contract

"If winning a scoring title brings a championship, then I’ll be happy to do it. But I don’t worry about how much money I’m going to get. I just want to focus on my team trying try to get better. Once that time comes, we’ll talk about it. That’s the last thing I’m worrying about when I’m thinking about playing basketball."

Durant who becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2011, has made it clear that if the Thunder give him a maximum contract offer — somewhere in the vicinity of five years and $80 million perhaps — then he’ll sign it. But negotiations with general manager Sam Presti can’t begin until July 1.

"I haven’t talked to Sam or anybody about that. It would be taking away from our team. That’s not how we are here," Durant said. "The offseason is when you talk about things like that."