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18:01  12 june  2019
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Kevin Durant is reportedly declining his player option for the 2017-18 season with the intention of re -signing with the Warriors . Haynes reported that Durant is expected to ink another two-year contract with a player option on the second year, much like the one he is opting out of this offseason.

The Golden State Warriors and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant agreed to terms on a new one-year contract that includes a player option At the time, Haynes noted the player planned to opt out and "restructure a new deal with the Warriors " because he signed for nearly million less than

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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.

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Kevin Durant reportedly will opt out of his Kevin Durant , look what he did for us last year, he did us a great service. He's earned the right to While the Warriors figure out the financial puzzle pieces of keeping Durant , Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson together into the future, the

Superstar small forward Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors reached an agreement on a two-year Durant ended a high-profile trip into free agency last summer by confirming his intention to join the I know what my contract says, but I didn't plan on coming here for just a year. I'm in it right now

“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.

What's next for Kevin Durant after Achilles injury? Breaking down his options

What's next for Kevin Durant after Achilles injury? Breaking down his options When Kevin Durant went down with what the Golden State Warriors fear to be an Achilles tear in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the future became murky.

Kevin Durant is going to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, the former MVP is expected not to pick up his player option this summer, though he still intends to stay with the Golden State Warriors by inking a new contract .

Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will When the season ended, Durant made it clear he plans to stay with the Warriors . The 28-year-old Durant He is expected to gain a 20 percent raise over the .5 million he made last season and would earn

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Kevin Durant declines Warriors player option, will become unrestricted free agent.
In a move that was widely expected, Kevin Durant has declined his player option for the 2019-20 season. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that Durant declined the option, which would have paid him $31.5M next year. League sources later confirmed the news to The Chronicle's Connor Letourneau. This means it is a near-certainty he will sign a multi-year max contract with the Warriors or some other team in the coming weeks, despite likely missing the entirety of the next season with an Achilles injury.

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