"Sometimes you don't negotiate", Myers told the Associated Press.
The most lucrative deal that Durant can make at this time is to opt out of his current deal and then sign for four years and $160 million. "I'm so excited to coach you again next year".
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. "He did us a great service", Myers said.
When the report of Myers offering Durant "whatever deal he wants" came up in the parade interview, Myers found the flawless opportunity to make fun of the two-time Finals MVP.
"Especially if I continue to approach the game the right way every day like I've been doing, hell yeah". He's earned that, to kind of lay out the terms. But, he confirmed he will remain in Golden State at multiple points during the regular-season and most recently a couple days ago.
No, instead this had to do with back-to-back Finals MVP Kevin Durant and the odd shots that were levied at him at the parade that he helped make happen.
However, on Tuesday, during the parade, Myers' tune seemed to change. Durant has a player option worth $26.25 million that he will nearly surely decline. "I have no idea how that'll play out". "I didn't think it was anything unusual given the state of our team, what we've been through and the length of this journey". "All I know is they're the two best players that I've ever witnessed. He's earned it", Myers said.
While Myers' comments may seem generous, they actually highlight an odd reality in the National Basketball Association - due to the salary structure of max contracts, the best players in the league are never paid their true worth. "I would say there is stylistic tension - but not personal tension", Kerr said.