first_img Warriors coach Steve Kerr discusses Kevin Durant’s silence since Knicks’ trade “I just don’t trust none of y’all,” Durant said. “Every time I say something, it gets twisted up and thrown out and so many different publications try to take me down with my words that I say, so when I don’t say nothing, it’s a problem.”I just want to play ball. I want to go to the gym and go home. That’s all.”Things might calm a bit with the NBA trade deadline passing at 3 p.m. ET Thursday, but speculation about where high-dollar players — not just Durant but also Anthony Davis — will end up on long-term deals will continue to percolate until at least July, when some deals can get done. An angry Kevin Durant ripped into the media late Wednesday night after the Warriors’ win over the Spurs, telling reporters to “grow up” and beseeching them to “let us play basketball” after the topic of his pending free agency came up in a postgame media availability.The postgame fireworks went off as Durant broke his silence over speculation that he would land with the Knicks, who traded young star Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks last week. “I have nothing to do with the Knicks,” Durant said, in part (via NBC Sports Bay Area). “I don’t know who traded Porzingis. They got nothing to do with me. I’m trying to play basketball.”Y’all come in here every day, ask me about free agency, ask my teammates, my coaches, you rile up the fans about it. Yo, let us play basketball. That’s all I’m saying. And now when I don’t want to talk to y’all, it’s a problem with me.”Durant’s media silence has coincided with the speculation that the Knicks will have the salary cap space this summer to sign multiple max-contract players, such as Durant.Asked why he hadn’t been speaking with the media lately, Durant said it was a matter of trust — or, more accurately, mistrust. “Come on, man,” Durant said when the topic was broached. “Grow up. Grow up.”He didn’t stop there, though. Related Newslast_img