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Kevin Durant Decision: Ranking The 3 Most-Likely Choices

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant is wasting little time. NBA free agency opens up at 6 p.m. ET tonight and Durant is expected to announce his decision at some point this evening.

If you're looking to tune in to KD's announcement, check out his business network's account on Instagram. It is called The Boardroom and can be found here.

Anyone who says they "know" where KD is signing is lying. Even the most plugged-in insiders aren't 100 percent certain of their info at this point.

But it seems clear that the three most likely options for Durant are the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks or returning to the Golden State Warriors. He'll be announcing for one of those three teams tonight.

With a couple of hours before his choice is revealed, here's how we rank the options for KD and where he will likely be playing in 2020-21 (after his Achilles injury is healed).

1. Brooklyn Nets 

Brooklyn is expected to sign Kyrie Irving when free agency commences, and it is no secret the Nets want to bring in Durant with him. The Nets are the least "sexy" of the three options on the table but they are a much more stable, well-run organization than the Knicks. Durant had his Achilles operation performed by one of the Nets' team physicians and the Nets are reportedly quietly confident they will win the KD sweepstakes.

2. New York Knicks The Knicks have been clearing cap space for this summer for months, and when they traded star big man Kristaps Porzingis, many thought it was because they "knew" Durant was coming. There were some who speculated that before he tore his Achilles, he was almost all set to heat to the Knicks. However, keep in mind this organization has proven to be wildly dysfunctional over the years, and is still in rebuilding mode compared to Brooklyn. On a positive note, The Boardroom account has been posting videos of Knicks first-round pick R.J. Barrett and of rapper/actor Ice Cube saying KD should choose New York, plus Durant started following Knicks guard Allonzo Trier on Instagram today. Take all of that for what it is worth.

3. Golden State Warriors

Still the premier organization in the NBA even after the loss to Toronto in the NBA Finals. KD could return in 2020-2021 to play alongside Steph Curry and probably Klay Thompson, who is likely to re-sign with Golden State. The Warriors also can offer a massive five-year, $221 million "super max" contract that is one year longer and more lucrative than Brooklyn or New York can offer.

However, there are whispers that Durant and his team are not happy with the Warriors' medical staff given what happened with his Achilles after he dealt with a calf injury throughout the playoffs. He also went to Golden State to win titles, and he did that twice. The Dubs are reportedly pushing hard, with GM Bob Myers and Curry set to fly cross-country to speak with Durant, but would he re-up there?