The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke down free agency and told Dan that Kevin Durant might do a short-term deal to stay with the Thunder, while keeping his long-term options open.
Adrian Wojnarowski (/ˌwɜrdʒnəˈraʊski/ wurj-nə-row-skee) is an American sports columnist and author of Polish descent, who regularly writes NBA articles for Yahoo! Sports. He is a 1987 graduate of Bristol Central H.S. in Bristol, Connecticut and a 1991 graduate of St. Bonaventure University. Wojnarowski began his career working for the Hartford Courant starting as a high school senior and continuing during breaks from college. After graduating from college, he wrote for some smaller papers before becoming a columnist for the Fresno Bee in 1995. In 1997, he started working for The Record in New Jersey. As a result of his work with The Record, he was named “Columnist of the Year” in 1997 and 2002 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. During this time, he also contributed regularly to ESPN.com. In 2006, he published a New York Times best-seller: The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball’s Most Improbable Dynasty. In 2007, he left The Record and joined Yahoo! Sports full-time. Wojnarowski has helped break many major national stories while at Yahoo! Sports. In March 2009, he and Dan Wetzel wrote a story tying the Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball program to several recruiting violations. In 2010 the New York Post reported that Wojnarowski was being sued by the Penguin Group for failing to meet a book deadline covering the life of coach Jim Valvano. Wojnarowski responded that the problem was “a miscommunication between my agent and me” and said that he would be returning the money to Penguin Books.