Kevin Durant's Contract Plans For Offseason Are Revealed

Kevin Durant's Contract Plans For Offseason Are Revealed

Kevin Durant's Contract Plans For Offseason Are Revealed

After the Warriors were blown out by the Utah Jazz 119-79 on Tuesday in their final game of the season, Durant discussed the team's rough sledding to finish.

The Golden State Warriors superstar plans to opt out of his contract this summer before restructure his deal in order to remain with the team, ESPN's Chris Haynes reported Wednesday, citing National Basketball Association sources.

It shook out with the Spurs landing the No. 7 seed, setting up a rematch of last year's Western Conference Finals - Warriors-Spurs - in the first round. Pictured: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, April 8, 2018.

The discounted deal permitted the defending champion Warriors to re-sign swingman Andre Iguodala and backup guard Shaun Livingston.

In the absence of Curry, the Warriors are clearly Durant's team, meaning if one does not fear the Warriors without Curry, that directly means they do not fear Durant as he would have more than enough help to add a second ring to his resumé.

"I just feel like there was so much movement in our lineups", said the former MVP, according to Anthony Slater of The Athetic. Durant is playing perhaps the best defense of his career.

Under these terms, Durant would again be able to opt out of the deal after two seasons to seek a five-year deal worth in the region of $228 million, with the first year alone worth $39.4 million. "But I'm enjoying every moment of it, so I'm not trying to look too far down the line", Durant said.

Durant could very well be looking at a four-year, $158 million contract-or something shorter if he wants to afford himself more flexibility. Other possibilities include signing two- or three-year deals that would contain player options the year before they're set to expire.

If Durant has no intentions of leaving the Bay Area, the Warriors are desperate to hold onto one of their stars, who is averaging 26.6 points, 5.4 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game this season.

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