The move now makes KD an unrestricted free agent, who's reportedly spending time in NY with his business manager as they look over his options. For Durant, a 10-year-veteran, that's a five-year pact worth approximately $220 million, substantially more than he could attract on the open market because of the additional year and increased raises Golden State can offer.
The 30-year-old will be free to sign wherever when National Basketball Association free agency begins on Sunday, but according to The Athletic's Anthony Slater, Durant has yet to make a final decision, but cited the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets as the top possibilities along with a return to the Golden State Warriors.
Earlier this month, we discussed a report that Golden State could offer both Durant and their other superstar pending free agent Klay Thompson max contracts.
Brooklyn has become a premier destination for free agent stars, providing the allure of New York City without the organizational dysfunction of the Knicks - and Russell may be shuffled out of the mix just as the Nets are ready to take the next step and become a legitimate contender in the East.
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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have serious interest in bringing back former draft pick D'Angelo Russell. 12 minutes into his return, Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury that will likely hold him out of the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season.
Durant's business manager, Rich Kleiman, informed Warriors general manager Bob Myers of the decision in recent days.
Players have made comebacks off Achilles surgery, with relative levels of success.
Durant has been with the Warriors since the 2016-17 season. The 30-year-old missed nine games with a calf strain suffered in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets before rupturing his right Achilles tendon upon his return in Game 5 of The Finals against the Toronto Raptors. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.