KD starts courtship of Shane Battier

Kevin Durant realizes that Oklahoma City needs some improvement to be able to challenge NBA elite teams like Miami and Dallas in the playoffs.

And with all due respect for Thunder general manager Sam Presti, Durant isn’t leaving anything to chance as he attempts  to improve Oklahoma City’s roster.

It’s why Durant has already begun tweeting messages to potential free-agent forward Shane Battier about joining the Thunder.

Durant even wondered by Twitter if Battier with the Thunder.

Battier answered back his love of Oklahoma City steakhouses and his friendship with Nick Collison in his answer, seemingly showing some interest to joining one of the league’s emerging teams. “Hmmmmm, big selling points,” .

Battier has been one of the most popular potential free agents for the Spurs as well, gaining mention by several readers over the past several days as a strong addition to San Antonio’s roster.

But if the former Duke standout is going to be playing in Silver and Black, it might be time for the Spurs to start working on him quickly. He figures to be in high demand.

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