"I have nothing to do with the (New York) Knicks".
And since the Knicks made that trade, Durant had not spoken publicly at all, with head coach Steve Kerr insisting that the issue would not spill over onto the court.
"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". Is it anything to do with something on your mind?
"That's the conversation you wanna have", he replied. "I don't think about that type of stuff".
You've obviously been around the noise for so long.
"You all piling on me because I don't want to talk to y'all about that".
"I have nothing to do with the Knicks", the Golden State Warriors star told reporters Wednesday night in his first comments since the Knicks set this off by clearing cap space with the trade of Kristaps Porzingis last week.
"Now when I don't want to talk to you all, it's a problem with me?"
"Come on, man, grow up". Grow up. Yeah, you [looking at Strauss] - grow up.
"I come in here and go to work every day, I don't cause no problems". Durant was clearly frustrated by the constant chatter about his future, and pleaded with the media to simply let him play basketball. And then when I don't say nothing, it's a problem.
You weren't talking to the media before...
"Honestly, I think it's him not being able to control his own voice", Curry told reporters.
"I don't feel like talking".
Asked why he was reluctant to speak to the press, Durant added: "I just don't trust any y'all". It's best for Durant to recognize he is in the most ideal situation for a player of his skillset. That's all I'm saying.
Durant, who previously ripped media reports stating he wouldn't want to play with LeBron James, could be subject to penalty if he continues avoiding the press until next Saturday, when the National Basketball Association holds All-Star Media Day in Charlotte. I wanna go to the gym and go home.