Sport NBA free agency: Kevin Durant will reportedly decline option, re-sign with Warriors

00:10  20 june  2017
00:10  20 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

LeBron James isn't ready to give true opinion on Kevin Durant joining Warriors — yet

  LeBron James isn't ready to give true opinion on Kevin Durant joining Warriors — yet Perhaps no player can better empathize with Kevin Durant than LeBron James.Durant, you'll remember, infamously joined the Warriors after his Thunder team botched a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals, opting to get that ever-elusive NBA title. The move was heavily criticized: Former teammate Russell Westbrook called him a cupcake, and talking head Stephen A. Smith called the move "weak.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant will reportedly decline his player option and re - sign with the Warriors this offseason, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN. This was the expected move after previous reports that Durant would take less money to allow the Warriors to have more money to

10. Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors , Unrestricted Free Agent . At age 32, Iguodala’s play is on the slow decline . This summer, Golden State will need to try and sign both Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry which, makes it even more likely that Iguodala walks.

Kevin Durant will be with the Warriors for at least another year.

The NBA Finals MVP will decline his player option for the 2017-18 season and re-sign with Golden State, reported Monday, citing league sources.

Durant will officially become an unrestricted free agent starting July 1, but he is expected to stay with the Warriors on a one-year contract with a one-year player option, with the possibility for a long-term deal next summer, the report said.

NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant © Getty Images NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

As a result, Durant will turn down $28 million that comes with the player option and make about $4 million less next season, mostly so Golden State can use that money to retain Andre Iguodala.

A powerful reserve, Iguodala was expected to become a potential free agent this summer, along with several other players. Now that Durant is freeing up some cap space, the Warriors are expected to retain much of their current roster.

Kevin Durant reportedly will re-sign with Warriors on a less-than-max contract .
No end in sight for Warriors' dynasty.Kevin Durant apparently isn’t satisfied with just one title and is willing to make some financial sacrifices in order to keep the Golden State Warriors’ championship team intact. Durant will decline his player option for next season but will re-sign with the team on another one-year deal at less than maximum value, ESPN reported Monday.

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