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Kevin Durant seeking one-year deal with player option from Warriors

Report: Steve Kerr, Warriors finalizing contract extension

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.

Shortly after the Warriors' finals sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers, owner Bob Myers told reporters that the Warriors would give Durant "whatever he wants" in free agency.

"I'm here to stay", George told the crowd at the party. First, Ariza ditched the Rockets, leaving a perimeter void Houston will struggle to fill.

The Nuggets missed out on the playoffs once again in 2017-18, although Jokic did impress, averaging 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

James will have to look elsewhere - possibly Kawhi Leonard - in his efforts to create a superteam in Los Angeles.

Turns out, James was flying to his new home as James spent the week vacationing in Anguilla. So open were the Lakers about this intent that Magic kept getting fine for tampering.

In a Twitter post, Embiid wrote: "The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe's and Magic's team".

The 76ers met with James' representatives Sunday, obviously to no avail.

While everyone anticipated Kevin Durant would return to the Golden State Warriors, the debate centered around what kind of contract he would sign.

Having been linked with the LA Lakers, George has now committed to the Thunder by agreeing a four-year, $137m deal, according to ESPN.