Kevin Durant responds to Jalen Rose's comments

Christian Petersen

Thunder superstar Kevin Durant isn't thinking about free agency yet. Makes sense, since it's more than two years away.

Of course Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant heard Jalen Rose speculate about what he will do when he's a free agent. Of course Durant doesn't have a whole lot to say about the former player turned ESPN analyst's opinion that he will eventually join the Houston Rocketsvia the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry:

Q: Did you hear what Jalen Rose said about the Houston thing?

A: Yep.

Do you have any thoughts on that?
Nah, I'm here for the Thunder (laughs). 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.

Rose made the comments in an NBA preview discussion with Bill Simmons for Grantland. Durant, who famously announced a five-year maximum extension with the Thunder via Twitter in July of 2010, is signed through the end of the 2015-16 season. He knows there's not much he can do to quiet the speculation aside from making it clear that he's focused on battling for a championship in Oklahoma City.

Until he puts ink on a new contract with the Thunder, people will talk about what Durant will do next. He would clearly prefer not to be a part of that conversation. Can't blame him.

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