Report: Kevin Durant to re-sign with Warriors later in July
Golden State Warriors forward and former MVP Kevin Durant is not leaving Oakland. Durant shocked the world last summer when he signed a two-year deal with the current NBA champions. After a successful season in Golden State, which ended up with it winning the NBA championship, Durant realistically has no reason to leave this team.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Durant will wait for the Dubs to go out and sign other free agents first, before agreeing on a deal. Reports emerged that Durant is prepared to take less money so the Warriors can assemble a good team around their four superstars.
League sources: Kevin Durant plans to wait until the Warriors do the bulk of their summer business before re-signing with them later in July
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 28, 2017
One guy that is definitely getting paid from the Warriors is former two-time MVP, Stephen Curry. The All-Star guard is set to receive a full, five-year, super-max deal worth around $207 million. Durant is eligible for a similar contract, but he will reportedly take less.
Money might be an issue for the Warriors going forward, as reports previously said that this team might cost up to $1.3 billion over the next four years. That amount might even increase, as some of their key guys (best example is Andre Iguodala) are being offered more money from different teams.
Reports surfaced lately that NBA veterans Vince Carter and Zach Randolph are interested in joining the Warriors next summer. This might be a theme for the future, as there could be more veterans without a ring trying to earn one by joining the overwhelming favorites to win it all.