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Kevin Durant Has Reportedly "Met Twice" With Another Star Free Agent

A general photo of Kevin Durant pointing toward the sky.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors points to the sky before their game against the LA Clippers during Game One of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NBA free agency is set to officially begin in less than a week, with players allowed to start meeting with teams this Sunday night, June 30.

Kevin Durant, despite his torn Achilles injury, is one of the top players available and is likely to command a four or five-year max contract.

There's long been talk of Durant and Kyrie Irving, also a free agent, teaming up for the 2019-20 season and beyond.

With Durant's injury status, is that still a possibility?

Bleacher Report NBA insider Ric Bucher reports today that Durant and Irving have "met twice" in recent weeks to discuss the idea of playing together.

Durant and Irving, league sources say, have met twice in recent weeks to discuss their desire to continue their careers on the same team, an idea forged while playing together on the U.S. national team. The first meeting took place in the Bay Area while Durant nursed a strained right calf; the second occurred in New York shortly after Durant had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

The Brooklyn Nets might be the team Durant and Irving are thinking about.

Brooklyn is seen as the clear frontrunner for Irving and reports suggest the Nets could be in play for Durant, too.

“I think they’re the front-runner. I absolutely do. I think the Nets are the front-runner to land KD,” former NBA veteran Kendrick Perkins said on ESPN's "The Jump" last week.

“I’m not ruling out the Knicks, but I think the Nets are the front-runners and people are not giving them their [respect],” Perkins added. “Sources tell me the Nets are the front-runner.”

We'll find out soon enough.