Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Kevin Durant to re-sign with Warriors after declining player option

Kevin Durant to re-sign with Warriors after declining player option

Kevin Durant is reportedly planning to turn down his player option with the Golden State Warriors for the 2017-2018 season and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he will still sign and stay on with the team with whom he won his first-ever National Basketball Association championship.

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It's all but confirmed Durant will re-sign with the Warriors and in the process KD will be instrumental in keeping the GSW core that roared its way to the 2017 National Basketball Association championship at the expense of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Haynes and Ramona Shelburne had previously reported that Durant would be willing to take less than the maximum salary in order to help the Warriors retain their numerous free agents.

Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors, but the new National Basketball Association champions did lose a legendary player on Monday. Durant is also looking out for Iguodala, but it remains to be seen if Iggy will come back to the Warriors at a lower salary.

If Durant can sign a deal earning roughly $4 million less than league max - $36 million per year - it will allow the Warriors to use Iguodala's Bird rights and increase the team's chances of retaining the 2015 Finals MVP and Sixth Man of the Year candidate.

All signs, according to sources, point to Durant signing another one-plus-one pact, which carries a player-option at the end.

With Durant declining his option, he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but it won't matter, as he has every intention to remain with Golden State.

Players like Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston will hit the market as unrestricted free agents on July 7 when National Basketball Association free agency officially begins.

Free agency does not begin until July 1st, when teams can start contacting players to gauge interest, however, they can start renegotiating with the players now on their roster. He made $12.1 million this past season.

Believe it or not, Iggy has a market value of $20 million per year.

Apparently, though, Kevin Durant is not ready to say goodbye to Andre Iguodala.

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