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Top 5 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Should Join the Washington Wizards

Top 5 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Should Join Washington Wizards In 2016

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Kevin Durant wants to come home. You could see it during one of his recent Team USA practices, so I don't want any of you coming to me shocked once he leaves the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Washington Wizards. OKC has a two-year window to convince him that staying in the heartland is the path to a championship, but playing with John Wall will look more and more appealing as that window closes. Here are five reasons to expect a return home.

5. Russell Westbrook

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5. Russell Westbrook

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Hate to dive right at the heart of the issue, but here it is: Durant needs to play with a pure point guard who will look to set him up. He has never had that luxury during his time in the league. Russell Westbrook is a special player with unique skills, but we could see him make a homecoming to the Los Angeles Lakers if KD leaves him high and dry.

4. He Is Tired Of Oklahoma

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4. He Is Tired Of Oklahoma

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This is pure speculation, but something tells me his mother would not mind moving back to the DMV on a more permanent basis. We all know from his speech who the real MVP is, and it will be interesting to follow whether Durant gets any pressure to come home from his friends and family.

3. A Title Would Mean More to D.C.

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3. A Title Would Mean More to D.C.

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I know that the fans in Oklahoma City are some of the best in the world, but Durant knows what a championship would mean to D.C. It has been decades since the Wizards were truly contenders. Durant's return would change all of that.

2. He Misses It

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2. He Misses It

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You can tell from all of the Washington Redskin games Durant goes to that he misses the DMV. LeBron James may be starting a movement here, and last year's MVP could be following the four-time winner's lead.

1. John Wall and Bradley Beal

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1. John Wall and Bradley Beal

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The Thunder wanted Bradley Beal so badly that they offered James Harden for the Wizards' shooting guard. Durant probably took notice of this, and I do not see why the small forward would mind playing with a floor-spacer like Beal. John Wall is also not a bad player to have setting you up. In two years, KD will be ready to accept the challenge. He's coming home.