Kevin Durant has told clubs he is meeting with in the Hamptons that his decision will be made within the next 24-36 hours, according to league sources.
Durant, the biggest catch on the free-agent market, has met with five teams over the past three days — Oklahoma City, Golden State, San Antonio, Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers. His final meeting is Sunday with the Miami Heat.
Oklahoma City, where Durant has played the first nine years of his career, has requested another meeting with Durant after he sits down with Miami, but no decision has been made on whether that will take place, sources said.
Boston, which met with Durant on Saturday evening, may have boosted its chances of landing Durant by reaching an agreement with free-agent forward Al Horford on Saturday. Rich Kleiman, Durant’s agent, had been recruiting Horford to join Oklahoma City, according to a source.
One person with knowledge of the situation said the addition of Horford to the Celtics could play a part in Durant’s decision, but it will not be an overriding factor.
Executives from teams that have met with Durant have said they have not been able to get a read on which way he is leaning.
Nonetheless, the Clippers appear to have taken themselves out of the running by signing Austin Rivers to a three-year, $35 million contract Saturday night. Rivers’ deal eats into the Clippers’ cap space, leaving them little room to sign Durant.