According to an ESPN report, Golden State is planning on offering Klay Thompson a 5-year, $190 million maximum contract when free agency opens Sunday.
His defense has helped the Warriors to hide Stephen Curry's deficiencies on the defensive end while providing them a reliable safety net who really doesn't need the ball in his hands to impact the game.
Durant's sale of his swanky pad will only fuel speculation he's prepping to sign a free agent contract with a team on the East Coast - likely the Nets or Knicks.
This is the great thing about the free agency period in the National Basketball Association. A max contract for him would represent a significant raise.
I don't think Brooklyn will strike out in free agency this summer.
Durant has been seen in NY this past week, though it's unclear if that had anything to do with his free agency. There is a chance Durant, 30, goes from super-duper star to just All-Star.
Rockets to pursue a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler
If Butler wants to leave the Philadelphia 76ers , the Rockets could be one of the popular landing spots for him in free agency. And if you think Houston's situation is already chaotic, adding Butler to the mix could make for an all-time season to watch.
Kevin Durant's fee, in USA dollars, if the Golden State Warriors re-sign him on a five-year deal after he opted out of his player option worth US$31.5 million.
Durant is now dealing with a ruptured Achilles sustained in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Meanwhile, the Warriors have not released a timetable on his expected return, but it is expected that Durant will sit out the whole of next term. Most expect the injury to have a long-lasting impact.
Durant is one of a few star players hitting free agency, including Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving, the latter of which is believed to be Brooklyn-bound.
So many people, from reporters to members of the Warriors, had been expecting Durant to join the Knicks for months.
That plan, according to New York Times' Marc Stein, is DeMarcus Cousins.