KD IS A FREE AGENT??????
Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5 million option to stay with the Golden State Warriors in the Bay Area and will become an unrestricted free agent when NBA free agency kicks off next month.
Durant’s decision also does not rule out him returning to Golden State on a multi-year deal as he is still eligible to ink a five-year, $221 million deal with the team.
However, that’s far from a given as league sources tell ESPN that the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and L.A. Clippers are also in the mix to sign the talented forward. Should he sign with one of those clubs or another team, Durant can only get four years at $164 million.
Any team that wants to sign Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP with the Warriors, is expected to offer him a full max contract