KD was the second overall pick in the 2007 draft out of Texas. He made $4,171,200 during his rookie year with the Seattle SuperSonics after signing his four-year rookie contract (which includes two team options). Durant won the Rookie of the Year Award by averaging 20.3 points per game.
In his second season, Kevin Durant made $4,484,040. The Sonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder during Durant’s second year in the NBA. The small forward earned $4,796,880 in Year 3 and $6,053,663 in Year 4 before his rookie-scale extension kicked in. KD and the Thunder agreed to a five-year, $89 million maximum rookie-scale extension in the summer of 2010.
KD made $12,480,948 in the 2011-12 season, the first year that his new contract took effect, after which the Slim Reaper saw his earnings increase year by year — getting $16,669,629, $17,832,627, $18,995,624 and $20,158,622 respectively throughout the life of his five-year extension.
During the summer of 2016, Kevin Durant became an unrestricted free agent. He wound up signing with the Golden State Warriors, agreeing to a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Dubs. He joined All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala in Golden State to form one of the most loaded rosters in NBA history.
Durant made $26,540,100 in his first season with the Warriors. He captured his first championship and Finals MVP Award.
In his second season with the Warriors, Durant made $25,000,000. He was following the LeBron James method of signing short term contracts so he could make more money and wouldn’t tie himself to a team. KD and the Dubs once again won the championship over LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018, with KD winning his second Finals MVP.
In his third and final campaign with the Warriors, Durant earned $30,000,000. He strained his calf in the second round of the 2019 playoffs against the Houston Rockets, tried to return for the Finals and ended up tearing his Achilles in Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors. That was the final game he played for Golden State.
In the summer of 2019, Kevin Durant agreed to a four-year, $164.26 million contract with the Nets. The Warriors and Nets pulled off a sign-and-trade deal. KD was set to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear, though he was still making $37,199,000 before the campaign was suspended due to COVID-19.
Whenever the 2020-21 season starts, Durant will make $40,108,950.