The two-time Finals MVP's choices this offseason were detailed previously mostly from his perspective, but his decision has significant effects for the Warriors as well. But, he told ESPN during the NBA Finals he planned on re-signing with the Warriors.
Durant will have a player option in Year 2 of the deal. However, he said all along that he had no intention of signing elsewhere.
Durant will make $30 million in 2018-19. When he does, the Warriors winning a third straight title will become as inevitable as ... well, Kevin Durant re-signing with the Golden State Warriors this summer. The exact terms of his contract aren't now public, but Yahoo Sports is reporting Kerr will at least double the $5 million per year that he was making before. It will be enough to get Myers on the phone with Crawford's agent, Aaron Goodwin, when the free agency period begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Durant, 29, averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 68 regular-season games in 2017-18, missing time due to a rib cartilage fracture.
Three of the NBA's biggest stars are off the market. Weeks ago Durant made clear that his re-signing with the Warriors was a certainty.
The Lakers have always been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space this summer than any team in the National Basketball Association. "Process that", 76ers star Joel Embiid wrote on Twitter. The Houston native has agreed to a one-year deal at the $2.4 million minimum, a person familiar with the terms tells The Associated Press.
Timberwolves • Derrick Rose and Minnesota will be counting on one another next season.