Sport Kevin Durant reportedly will re-sign with Warriors on a less-than-max contract

00:15  20 june  2017
00:15  20 june  2017 Source:   FOXSports

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Kevin Durant has no intention of leaving the Golden State Warriors if and when he captures his first NBA championship, and he is reportedly willing to take less money than he is entitled to in order to prove that.

However, ESPN reports that Durant is willing to take less than his max contract , meaning the Warriors don't need cap space to sign him, and thus, don't have to renounce Iguodala and Livingston.

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media after winning the NBA Championship in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 12, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) © NBAE OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media after winning the NBA Championship in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 12, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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Kevin Durant is reportedly willing to make less money than he could to keep this core (plus Andre Iguodala) together. (photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images). Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has the option to sign a 10-year veteran maximum contract extension that would pay him

Kevin Durant Would Reportedly Take A Pay Cut To Keep The Warriors Together. Reports published just hours before the start of the NBA Finals tipped off indicated that Durant would take less than a max contract to remain in Golden State and play for the Warriors after this season.

Durant signed a similar one-plus-one deal, which carries a player option, last summer when he left the Oklahoma City Thunder and joined a Warriors team that rolled to its second title in three years. The NBA Finals MVP reportedly will turn down a player option that would have paid him $28 million next season.

His new deal reportedly will pay him less than the max he’s eligible for as a 10-year veteran in order to help Golden State’s chances of retaining Andre Iguodala. The Warriors can use their Bird rights on an Iguodala deal that would come close to what the veteran would command on the open market.

Durant’s decision allows the Warriors to re-sign the four-time scoring champion to a long-term deal next summer without needing to renounce key free agents in order to create cap space. The Warriors are expected to sign Steph Curry to a max contract this summer, keeping their core four together for the foreseeable future.

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  NBA Finals 2017: Kevin Durant, mother Wanda celebrate after Warriors clinch title Kevin Durant shares a moment with his mother, Wanda, at midcourt after the Warriors' clinching Game 5 victory.Durant faced backlash throughout the NBA season because of his decision to leave Oklahoma City and join Golden State last offseason. Wanda Durant often came to her son's defense.

Golden State superstar Kevin Durant is willing to take less money than he's eligible to receive this coming July when he turns free, and that will allow the Warriors to re - sign all of their free agents, according to reports that surfaced just hours before Game 1 of the Finals.

Kevin Durant has made it clear he intends to make Golden State his home for a long time, and if that means taking a little bit less money, KD is reportedly willing to make the sacrifice. Durant is eligible for a maximum contract extension this summer, but wants to help the Warriors to keep all of their

Durant averaged 25.1 points, 8.3 rebound and 4.8 assists in his first season in Golden State, helping the Warriors finish with the best record in the league for the third consecutive season.

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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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