There is expected to be some combination of face-to-face meetings and communications by other means with Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, front-office sources told ESPN.
Durant's decision-making process could extend well into next week, league sources told ESPN.
Durant invited teams for more formal presentations as a free agent in 2016, but his and Kleiman's level of knowledge of the teams, owners, executives and roster offerings suggest a less formal face-to-face process might be necessary this time. Durant and Kleiman have been in New York since the All-NBA star's surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, and they plan to communicate with the teams from there, sources said.
Durant declined his $31.5 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent. The Warriors are planning to offer him a five-year, $221 million max contract; the Clippers, Knicks and Nets can offer him a four-year, $164 million deal.
Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP with the Warriors, suffered a torn right Achilles in Game 5 of the Finals earlier this month, and he is expected to need the 2019-20 season to fully rehabilitate the injury. Every team pursuing him is expected to still offer him a full max contract.
Woj: Durant in no rush to choose team in free agency
Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down that Kevin Durant will meet with the Warriors, Knicks, Nets and Clippers in free agency but isn't in a rush to make a decision.