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SportReport: Knicks Did Not Offer Kevin Durant a Full Maximum Contract in Free Agency

03:20  01 july  2019
03:20  01 july  2019 Source:   si.com

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KD still expected to turn down player option and a sign max contract this summer.

Report: Knicks Did Not Offer Kevin Durant a Full Maximum Contract in Free Agency© Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The New York Knicks were not preared to offer Kevin Durant a full max contract in free agency, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported on Sunday.

According to Shelburne, Knicks owner Jim Dolan had concerns over Durant's ability to recover from his Achilles injury. Durant underwent surgery on June 12 to repair the ruptured Achilles he suffered during Game 5 of the NBA Finals and is expected to miss up to a year recovering.

The news comes shortly after Durant announced he was signing a four-year, $164 million max deal with the Brooklyn Nets once the free agent moratorum period ends July 6. Durant reportedly met with Warriors general manager Bob Myers on Sunday and informed him of his decision to leave Golden State.

Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Superstar will meet with 4 teams

Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Superstar will meet with 4 teams Kevin Durant has a plan for free agency and he's sticking to it. The Warriors forward will meet with four teams in the coming days and decide who to play with after those meetings. According to ESPN, Durant will meet with the Warriors, Nets, Knicks and Clippers. Story filed to ESPN: Golden State’s Kevin Durant is planning to engage four teams in discussions upon the opening of NBA free agency on Sunday – the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Warriors, league sources tell ESPN.

Breaking down Kevin Durant 's potential free - agent destinations with the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers. By holding “ Full Bird Rights” on Durant for the first time this summer, Golden State can offer him a five-year deal of around 1.3 million, with a starting salary of

On Wednesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Durant has declined his .5 million player option to The Knicks can easily get to .5 million in space, which is enough to give Durant a four-year, 4 million max contract The Lakers won't have enough to pay Durant a maximum salary.

The Knicks are also expected to miss out on free agent Kyrie Irving, who will also sign a max deal with the Nets alongside Durant and free agent center DeAndre Jordan. New York is now reportedly signing Julius Randle to a three-year, $63 million contract.

Durant averaged 26 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game for the Warriors last season and is a a 10-time All-Star, the league's 2014 MVP and a four-time NBA scoring leader.

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