Kevin Durant To Opt Out, Redo Deal With Warriors

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The Warriors and Durant agreed last summer to a two-year, $51-million deal with the player owning the opt-out option. And if reports are to be believed, KD will be making full use of that player option.

Kevin Durant will become a free agent this summer, but he's reportedly not going anywhere.

The reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant has chose to decline his player option for the 2018-19 season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

However, his time on the open market will be brief.

This time around, he likely won't take the big pay cut as there aren't incentives in doing so, according to Haynes.

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

Unfortunately for the rest of the league, there is nearly no chance Durant opts out in search of a change of scenery.

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If Durant wants a long-term deal, he could look at a four-year, $158 million contract, speculates NBC's ProBasketballTalk.

Durant, 29, finished the regular season with 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per night as the Warriors ended the season as the second seed in the Western Conference. The financial terms of the deal raised eyebrows as a player of Durant's caliber could have commanded around $10 million more on a max salary.

A two-year deal with a $30-million salary for 2018-19 and a player option worth $31.5 million for 2019-20.

The University of Texas product has meshed well with Stephen Curry, and in the coming years the duo figures to help Golden State maintain its place on the short list of National Basketball Association title contenders.

Durant plans to give up a guaranteed $26.2 million for next season, but that figure remains modest for an National Basketball Association superstar.

As detailed by ESPN cap expert Bobby Marks, there are three options Durant could pursue when restructuring his deal.

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