Durant to Houston? Westbrook to Los Angeles?

ESPN's Rose makes prediction

10/24/13 in NBA   |   andrewgilman   |   20 respect

Wednesday, ESPN's Jalen Rose said not to be surprised if Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook leave Oklahoma City when their contracts come up.

Rose said Durant would head to Houston and Westbrook would take off for the Lakers.

Later that day, Durant responded.

Oct 23, 2013; Wichita, KS, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives up the floor against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at Intrust Bank Arena. Chicago won 104-95. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports"Nah, I’m here for the Thunder (laughs)," Durant told The Oklahoman. "I mean, that’s all I can say. I’m not thinking far down the line at all. It’s about today. Today we got better against the Chicago Bulls. I can’t tell the future. I can’t speak on that. That’s his opinion. I’m just going to keep playing for the Thunder. I love playing here."

Durant and the Thunder were in Wichita, Kan., playing a preseason game against the Chicago Bulls. The Thunder open the season with a road game Wednesday at Utah. The Thunder play their first home game on Nov. 3 against Phoenix.

Durant is signed through the 2015-2016 season. Westbrook is signed through the 2017 season.

Hard to tell if Durant really denied the Rose prediction.

"I mean, just let them know I’m not thinking that far down the line, I guess," Durant said to The Oklahoman. "I mean, I love my teammates. I love where I live. I love playing for this organization. So I’m just taking it a day at a time."

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