In what looks to be the biggest free agent coup of the 2016 NBA offseason, even with free agency having just started a few days ago, Kevin Durant announced that he will be signing with the Golden State Warriors.

KD makes announcement on blog site

Durant took to The Players’ Tribunetoday to make his announcement, describing the free agency process as “by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life.”

“The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction,” wrote Durant.

“But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.”

GSW is Durant’s best hope to win a title

Last season, Durant took the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Western Conference Finals, where they lost a thrilling seven-game series to the Warriors.

He had averaged 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in the regular season, teaming with point guard Russell Westbrook and forward/center Serge Ibaka to lead the Thunder to a 55-27 record. And while the 2015-16 season was a successful one for the 6’10” forward, he had ultimately decided to leave via free agency, even with Oklahoma City doing all it could to keep him on the team.

Although he didn’t mention it in his blog post, a report from USA Today said that Durant “decided to join arguably the best team in the league for the past couple of seasons” as it may be his best hope at winning an NBA championship.

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Have the Warriors become unstoppable?

Granted, Durant will be joining a Golden State team that lost the 2016 NBA Finals in a heartbreaking seven-game series versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. But as he steps in as the team's small forward, he will be joining the reigning NBA MVP, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — the high-scoring, hot-shooting "Splash Brothers" backcourt duo. Draymond Green will again be showing his versatility at the power forward spot.

And even if you considerthe injury-prone Andrew Bogut and raw Festus Ezeli's platoon work at center, the lack of a dominant center didn't stop the Chicago Bulls from being so dominant in the 1990s.

It's too early to definitely say it, and there have been quite a few so-called super-teams who failed miserably despite all the talent in the lineup — the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers with Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and Steve Nash come to mind — but the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors have the potential to dominate the NBA from day one of the regular season, all the way to the Finals.

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