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SportNBA free agency: Kevin Durant to opt out of contract with Warriors

19:06  26 june  2019
19:06  26 june  2019 Source:   northjersey.com

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

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

According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, Durant plans to opt out of his contract in the upcoming summer to restructure his contract with the Warriors . Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant plans to decline his player option for the 2018-19 season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer

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The Kevin Durant sweepstakes are officially set to begin.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Durant has informed the team that he will opt out of his current contract with the Warriors, which would have earned him $31.5 million for next season.

This means the Knicks will get their shot at pitching Durant to come to New York when NBA free agency commences on June 30 at 6 p.m. ET. Even though Durant, who turns 31 in September, is expected to miss all of next season with a torn Achilles, he will likely receive multiple long-term contract offers in free agency at around $38 million annually.

Kevin Durant sign-and-trade with Warriors ‘being discussed’

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.

ESPN NBA insider Chris Haynes joins SportsCenter to break the news that Kevin Durant will opt out of his Golden State Warriors contract , according to

The deal Kevin Durant signed last summer includes an opt - out clause for the 2018-19 season, which he reportedly intends to exercise in order to negotiate a new deal with the Warriors .

More: With the NBA Draft over, what the rest of the Knicks' offseason could look like

The Knicks, after trading Kristaps Porzingis, have two max-contract slots available for free agency. In addition to Durant, the team is also expected to pursue Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard for those slots.

This article originally appeared on North Jersey Record: NBA free agency: Kevin Durant to opt out of contract with Warriors

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