Kevin Durant Will Reportedly Opt Out, Restructure Contract With Warriors

Kevin Durant Will Reportedly Opt Out, Restructure Contract With Warriors

Kevin Durant Will Reportedly Opt Out, Restructure Contract With Warriors

The disappointment culminated in a 119-79 loss to the Utah Jazz in the Warriors' final game of the regular season.

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Considering the fact that Durant is one of the top talents in the National Basketball Association, he's slated to make much more money on a new contract.

So what if Kawhi sat out this whole time just so he could exact revenge against Golden State in the first round without Curry?

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 29-year-old will decline his player option for the 2018-2019 season to become an unrestricted free agent, but he will look to restructure a new deal with the Warriors, ESPN reports.

Kevin Durant signed a discounted two-year, $51 million deal with the Warriors last offseason that included an opt-out clause.

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"His gesture of taking less gave us the ability to be very aggressive in pursuing Shaun and Andre", Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in July.

He can sign a four-year max contract valued at around $158 million.

"Financially, obviously, what I wanted to do a year ago, it made sense", Durant told the Athletic in March. Heck, he took a $1.5 million pay cut from the season before, which is something you don't see too often from a star player in his prime. He quietly put together a season every bit as stellar as a year ago, averaging 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists, while making 51.6 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from the 3-point line (he shot 88.9 percent from the foul line, leaving him five free throws short of the coveted 50-40-90 threshold).

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