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Kevin Durant will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
The hype surrounding his situation will be off the charts.
"It will be," Steph Curry recently acknowledged to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. "And who knows what will happen and where he'll end up. Only Kevin knows that. I think he's just doing a great job of making this season, keeping the focus on that.
"And we're gonna do the same, and I know any other team that's in the market for him will do the same. Just right now, worry about winning a championship, and then wherever he ends up ... we'll see."
The Warriors (45-4) boast the best record in the NBA.
The Thunder (38-13) have the third best record in the league.
Neither team has played since Wednesday. The anticipation for Saturday's showdown at Oracle Arena has been building for days.
"Just like with the Spurs game, this is obviously probably gonna be a nice buildup to it, the hype around the game," Curry told Spears. "Very odd that we haven't played the other two top teams in the West until this late in the season. But when that game, that matchup comes, we'll be prepared."
The Warriors clobbered the Spurs, 120 to 90, last Monday night. They don't play the Spurs again until March 19, and the two teams will face off twice in the final week of the season -- April 7 in Oakland, and April 10 in San Antonio.
After Saturday's tilt with the Thunder, Golden State will play in Oklahoma City on Feb. 27, and host the Thunder again on March 3.
If Curry is the front-runner to win his second straight MVP, then Russell Westbrook is in position to be the runner-up.
Westbrook, who will start alongside Curry in the All-Star Game, is second (to Draymond Green) in the league with eight triple-doubles.
He is averaging 24 points, 10 assists, 7.6 rebounds and league-high 2.4 steals per game.
The Warriors lead the league at 115.4 points per game. The Thunder are second at 109.7 points.
Expect a shootout.
"I know they are a very talented team that's playing at a very high level," Curry said. "We're gonna have to play our best basketball and protect our home court, just like we tried to do against the Spurs, and against any other team that comes in.
"It'll be another game for us to focus. Obviously, expect to win and expect to play well."