With the NBA season wrapping up, it’s time for another Red-Eye.
For the NBA’s first season without its biggest star, the league will be looking for some answers.
With the league still reeling from the Kevin Durant trade, the Green Loom is still the only way to go for the NBA as a whole.
The NBA’s last night before the lockout began will be Oct. 11.
If you’re not in a Red-Eyes-friendly area, you’re going to have to wait a while to catch the action.
Here are 10 Red-Emers who will be in action on Oct. 1: Kevin Durant’s return is still a mystery.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant is in Atlanta and the Celtics will make a final decision on his availability later this week.
Durant had been scheduled to visit the Celtics’ facility for the first time since the trade deadline.
But after a two-game series with the Knicks and Cavaliers, Durant decided to sit out the entire season, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Blashill.
Durant’s availability was announced by the Celtics on Tuesday, but the Celtics haven’t officially confirmed the news publicly.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said earlier this week that the Celtics would make a decision on Durant’s future with the organization next week.
The Celtics have already been linked to two other free agents, and their trade deadline was set for Nov. 15.
They would have to make a deal before that date to make room for Durant, but Silver told reporters Wednesday that he doesn’t know when a deal will be made.
If they can’t find a suitable trade, then the Celtics could wait for a better offer from Durant, Silver said.
The Red-Headed Celtics are the latest in a long line of teams to try to lure Durant back.
In 2014, Golden State drafted the 7-footer with the No. 2 pick in the first round of the NBA draft, but he went on to sign a five-year, $120 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Durant has had a rocky start to his career with the Thunder.
He was traded to Golden State in July 2014 in a deal that was reportedly worth about $35 million.
In two seasons with Golden State, Durant averaged a mere 13.3 points per game, shot 42.4 percent from the field and struggled to make plays in the post.
Durant signed a one-year deal with the Cavaliers in March 2015, but that contract expired in December of that year.
The Cavaliers released him at the end of the season and the Warriors traded him to the Boston Celtics in December, giving Durant a chance to prove himself.
He has played well for Cleveland, averaging 16.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 30.1 minutes per game.
Last season, Durant played a key role in the Cavaliers’ run to the NBA Finals.
The Cavs won the first two games of the series before losing Game 4 to the Thunder, who were looking to end their own losing streak.
Durant scored a career-high 39 points in Game 4, and he was one of just two players in the NBA to average at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in Game 5.
In a perfect world, Durant would have returned to Cleveland, but a trade never materialized.
Durant played his first NBA game on Feb. 6 against the Warriors.
The next night, the Celtics traded him for Kevin Love.
Durant spent part of the 2014-15 season in Golden State and had a career year.
He averaged a career high 20.7 points per contest and shot 47.7 percent from deep.
Durant was a key piece in the Cavs’ playoff run, averaging 20.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game during the Cavs postseason run.