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SportKevin Durant reportedly views opting into Warriors contract as ‘last resort’

18:01  12 june  2019
18:01  12 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Warriors hope Kevin Durant will be able to play in Game 5 or 6

Warriors hope Kevin Durant will be able to play in Game 5 or 6 Kevin Durant is not playing for the first four games of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors are hoping he’ll be able to play in Game 5 or 6. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told the media before Game 4 on Friday that Kevon Looney would be able to play but Durant would be out. He said they’re hoping the two-time Finals MVP will be able to play later in the series. Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant: "We're hoping he can play Game 5 or 6." Won't give any other updated details. — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 7, 2019 Game 5 of the series is scheduled for Monday and Game 6 will be on Thursday.

Kevin Durant ’s summer got a lot more interesting when he suffered what is believed to be a torn Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and the You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Kevin Durant reportedly views opting into

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Kevin Durant’s summer got a lot more interesting when he suffered what is believed to be a torn Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and the injury could impact the amount of money teams are willing to invest in him. However, he may not be in nearly as much contract trouble as some people believe.

Prior to the injury, it was a foregone conclusion that Durant would opt out of the final year of his deal with the Golden State Warriors. There has now been speculation that he could stick with the contract and make $31 million next season while sitting out most — if not all — of the year, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski called that a “last resort” on Wednesday.

Report: Kevin Durant suffered setback with calf injury

Report: Kevin Durant suffered setback with calf injury Now that the Golden State Warriors are down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, people want to know what is going on with Kevin Durant. Have the Warriors downplayed the severity of his injury? Is Durant unwilling to tough things out? Or is something else going on? According to one reporter, the Warriors had hopes of Durant playing in Game 4 on Friday night, but he suffered a setback. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst joined “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” after the Warriors’ 105-92 loss to the Raptors on Friday night and shared some information about Durant. He said the Warriors thought Durant would be able to play on Friday, but his body wasn’t ready.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski believes Kevin Durant 's player option to remain with the Golden State Warriors in 2019-20 is a " last resort " for the prospective free agent If he opts in, Durant will make .5 million next season, but Wojnarowski noted that even a short-term deal in free agency with the

'I think opting in is the last resort .' Golden State Warriors All Star Kevin Durant is still expected to receive max contract offers from multiple teams this summer, despite the achilles injury he According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, picking up the player option is viewed as a " last resort " for KD.

“That’s really only if you couldn’t find any other team to commit to you on a contract,” Wojnarowski said. “If he opts out of the contract and even if he did a short deal with another team, a two-year deal, that starts at $38 million. I still think there’s going to be a market for Kevin Durant to get a — whether it’s a max or near max — contract.”

Wojnarowski added that he would be “shocked” if the Warriors were not still willing to sign Durant to a long-term extension, which makes opting into the final year of his current deal even less likely.

There are obvious concerns about Durant never being the same again, but teams are going to be willing to take the risk. He’s one of the best players in NBA history, and he’ll be 32 at the start of the 2020-21 season. Given the way the Warriors appear to have mishandled his injury situation, they may even feel the need to make it up to Durant by offering him a max extension. Durant’s career may never be the same if he did, indeed, tear his Achilles, but his earnings should be.

Warriors say Durant will practice before Game 5

Warriors say Durant will practice before Game 5 The Golden State Warriors say Kevin Durant will practice Sunday with hopes of playing in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.Durant has not played since straining a calf muscle on May 8. The Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the title series, and are 6-3 since he got injured.Warriors coach

The Pelicans are reportedly engaging in trade talks with the Celtics and Lakers over Davis. Check out the latest news and rumors around the NBA (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN). • Kevin Durant views opting in to his Warriors ' contract as a " last resort " after suffering an achilles injury on Monday night.

Kevin Durant has a player option worth .5 million for next season. He has until June 29 to make a decision. "That's really if [he] couldn't find any other team to commit to [him] on a contract I still think there's going to be a market for Kevin Durant to get a long-term -- whether it's max or near-max

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Kevin Durant sign-and-trade with Warriors ‘being discussed’.
The Golden State Warriors are in the beginning stages of a critical offseason during which the organization will confront myriad complex issues. One novel solution being considered is how the Warriors reportedly will consider executing a sign-and-trade involving Kevin Durant. Durant’s already-uncertain future became significantly more complicated after the superstar went down with an Achilles injury during the NBA Finals that almost certainly will keep him out next season. With so much in limbo, a new report suggests a sign-and-trade is on the table in deliberations between Durant and the Warriors.

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