Kevin Durant on Free Agency: ‘Money isn’t everything’
While Kevin Durant will be a free agent this summer, it doesn’t mean money will be the determining factor in his decision.
The 27-year-old forward commented on San Antonio Spurs forward David West, who took a pay cut in order to sign with the Spurs for less than $1.5 million this season, via Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:
“I respect it. Money isn’t everything in this life,” said Durant. “I know we tend to think about taking care of your family, being financially stable. But from the outside looking in, it looks like he said, well, I’ve been blessed to make X amount and I’ll be happy chasing something that’s the grand prize in this league. So I respected him for it. A lot of guys wouldn’t have done it.”
This doesn’t suggest that Durant will sign with the Spurs, but it is interesting considering Marc Stein of ESPN reported that San Antonio has interest in signing the former scoring champion.
The 2013-14 MVP will likely command a max-level contract this summer, but he would have to leave some money on the table to join the Spurs.
Provided the Oklahoma City Thunder fail in their quest to win a championship in 2016, it would come as no shock if Durant were to sign with a contender for an opportunity at his first championship.