After going two-for-two as far as winning championships with the Golden State Warriors goes, you’d think Kevin Durant would be more than willing to commit long-term.
That doesn’t seem to be the case, however, as Durant has made no qualms about planning to take things a year at a time.
.@KDTrey5 on signing a one-year deal with the Warriors pic.twitter.com/GJtTxBqPbA
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 24, 2018
There has long been speculation that Durant will exit Golden State sooner rather than later. The move to the Warriors was never seen as a long-term decision in the first place. Instead, it was about getting a few quick rings to get that proverbial monkey off his back.
Now that he has the rings, along with two Finals MVPs, Durant has the freedom to stay and try to further the dynasty of the Warriors or leave and start yet another chapter for himself.
There won’t be a shortage of suitors for Durant when he once again becomes a free agent next offseason. With a loaded 2019 free-agent class, teams are positioning themselves to have as much cap room as possible.
If Durant decides to truly test the waters, he will sit atop just about every franchise’s wish-list.
Whether it’s playing alongside longtime-friend LeBron James in Los Angeles or going home to Washington D.C., the opportunities for Durant will be vast.
Still in the middle of his prime, Durant will command max contracts for the foreseeable future. Now it just comes down to what is truly important to Durant and how he wants to spend the back-half of his legendary NBA career.