Kevin Durant's Contract Plans For Offseason Are Revealed
12 April, 2018, 06:22 | Author: Laura Christensen
Last offseason, Durant took nearly $10 million less than what he could have earned on a max salary which allowed Golden State to resign role players like Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.
Kevin Durant will become a free agent this summer, but he's reportedly not going anywhere.
"A nine-time All-Star and the reigning NBA Finals MVP, Durant will be turning down a salary of $26.2 million, a figure well below that for a player of his caliber, in order to restructure a new deal with the Warriors, sources said", Haynes reports.
Durant, 29, last month confirmed to reporters he's 100 percent certain to return to the Warriors next season.
By making less money than a player of his level, Durant enabled the Warriors to keep players like Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston on their roster. Durant is playing perhaps the best defense of his career. "I'm sure here soon I'll want to sign a lo deal just to feel stable".
They will enter this year's playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference behind the Houston Rockets, and Durant's averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per night.
Durant told The Athletic in March that the contract was something that worked with him at the time.
Alternatively, the 2014 MVP could pen a three-year deal which allows him to opt out after the second season. His annual pay would be $35.3 million, $38.2 million, $41 million and $43.8 million.
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.
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