Kevin Durant seeking one-year deal with player option from Warriors
Jul 03 2018
They might need the boost, because the Western Conference is going to be loaded again. He will have the chance to become a free agent after the year. For his part, couldn't Paul have taken a discount as Durant did for Golden State to keep a title-contending team together?
Durant is interested in a new one-year deal with a player option for the 2019-20 season, which would make him a free agent next summer.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity today because the deal can not be signed until Friday.
Durant will have a player option in Year 2 of the deal. The Warriors subsequently made that money go a long, long way by inking Cousins.
If Durant did want to commit long-term to the Warriors this summer, and they were willing, he could sign a four-year deal starting at his max.
Adding Paul last offseason fueled Houston to the NBA Finals' doorstep.
J.J. Redick (unrestricted): Had a solid season for the 76ers, averaging a career-high 17.1 points per game and shooting 42 percent from three-point range.
Oh, and at the same time the news of Paul's massive contract was coming to the forefront, the Rockets lost Trevor Ariza to Phoenix, who signed the 3-and-D wing to a one-year, $15 million deal. Rich Kleiman, Durant's business manager, sounded unequivocal when he reiterated Durant's free agency plans after the Finals.