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REPORT: Kevin Durant not expected to re-sign with Warriors no matter what happens in the playoffs

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Most people in the NBA don’t expect Kevin Durant to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors this summer no matter what happens in the 2019 playoffs, according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.

Durant becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 once he declines his 2019-20 player option with the Warriors. KD has been strongly linked with the New York Knicks for months.

Most people in the NBA don’t expect Durant to re-sign with the Warriors no matter what happens in the playoffs. It’s the tacit bargain that I believe the Warriors’ headliners all made — hang together to give their shot for a three-peat and then if Durant leaves, he leaves with no apologies necessary. But there’s inherent tension in that, too, of course.

For whatever reason, Kevin Durant hasn’t looked happy with the Warriors this year. The former MVP only attempted eight shots in Golden State’s Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Dubs blew a 31-point lead at home.

Since joining the Dubs back in 2016, Durant has won two championships and two Finals MVPs. However, Stephen Curry is still considered the best player on the team.

There’s no way to know this for sure, but some believe Durant might be looking to embark on a new challenge elsewhere and be the “man.”