"If I had to choose - and I hate doing that shit because you never know what could happen, you seen that with us last year - but if I could choose, I would go Clippers-Bucks for the championship," he said. "And I'll go with the Clippers."
"They're just so deep. ... I feel like they haven't had their whole team together at once yet for a long period of time, and that talent is just undeniable," he said. "When you got PG and Kawhi at the wings - that's what you need to win is wings - you got those two at the wings, arguably top three, top four at the wing position on one team."
Even with Leonard and George in the fold, Durant's pick is a bold one: The Clippers have never reached the conference finals. This year's team has proven formidable thus far, however, ranking second behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference's regular-season standings.
Durant signed with Brooklyn last summer but has yet to play a game for the club as he recovers from a torn Achilles he suffered in the 2019 Finals. Though the season stoppage provided him an extra four months of recovery time, the 31-year-old confirmed in June he wouldn't participate in the league's restart in Orlando.