After falling just short of that second straight championship and losing their crown, the Golden State Warriors reportedly are prepared to pursue a move that would make them the talk of the NBA again.

Owner Joe Lacob said this week that the Warriors want to sign "great people" in free agency, and Kevin Durant is at the top of their list, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

The Warriors and Spurs have been the two teams most expected to give Oklahoma City a run for its money. And while many NBA insiders expect Durant to re-sign with the Thunder on a two-year deal that would allow him to opt out after one year, like LeBron James did with the Cavs, Durant called the decision "complicated" this week and said he'd make "a basketball decision".

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And if Durant doesn't re-sign with the Thunder, the Warriors are at the top of his list of preferred teams, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports.

Durant won't be the Warriors' only target, Stein reports, but he's the biggest one. And the fate of Golden State free agents Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli may hinge on how aggressively the Warriors pursue Durant when free agency starts July 1.