Because of this, Durant signed a two-year contract worth $53 million, with a player option for the third year.
According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, Durant plans to opt out of his contract in the upcoming summer free agency period to restructure his contract with the Warriors - which either means Durant wants more money from Golden State, or is going to take another pay cut, which is scary for the rest of the league.
"It made sense to do the one-year deal". But by agreeing to a discounted deal, the former Oklahoma City Thunder forward allowed the Warriors to retain Shaun Livingston and Andre Igoudala. "But I'm enjoying every moment of it, so I'm not trying to look too far down the line", Durant said. Since there are no real incentives for Durant or for his team to take such a drastic reduction in pay this time around, it is therefore justified that Durant opt-out to seek for a better contract this time around.
In 68 games, he is averaging 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game.
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David Duval rather critical of Rory McIlroy after Masters showing
By the time McIlroy's day mercifully ended, the bounce in his step was gone, replaced by a dejected look and slumping shoulders. Jon Rahm did great to get within a couple of shots of the lead during the final round, having carded a 75 on Thursday.
A 122-98 loss at New Orleans on Wednesday night dropped the Spurs (47-35) into the No. 7 seed against the second-seeded Warriors (58-24), who ended their season Tuesday night with a loss at Utah.
He can sign a four-year max contract valued at around $158 million.
The Golden State Warriors are the defending National Basketball Association champions, and returned every major contributor from a team that went 16-1 in the postseason a year ago.
Durant is earning much less than what a player of his caliber should be getting.
He's having a great season this year, but he hasn't been at peak form.