The Golden State Warriors are ready for the big offseason, and it will be full of changes. The playoff run is followed by tons of rumors regarding Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.
Thompson will become an unrestricted free agent, and Kevin Durant will be given a player option for the upcoming season. Warriors owner Joe Lacob believes that the team will re-sign both players.
The Golden State is in the middle of another playoff run and they reached the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive season after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers this week. Thompson had a big role of the team’s success. He averaged 19.1 points during the playoffs.
Durant is on the injured list. He is treating the calf strain that kept him sidelined for the Western Conference Finals against the Blaizers. Durant suffered an injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets. He missed the team’s past five games.
Durant didn’t accompany the Golden State during the final two games of the series in Portlant. The New York Knicks are considered a potential destination for Durant in case he decides to leave the Golden State.
The Warriors will also have to make a decision regarding Draymond Green. He is ready for a supermax contract extension this summer. The Warriors are often mentioned in rumors, and this free agency will be of great importance for the team. will they lose their star players? Is Kevin Durant ready to play with a different team? He may join the Los Angeles Lakers, too. LeBron James is all-in when it comes to recruiting players.
“So I checked with owner Joe Lacob via text on Tuesday afternoon, pointing out that he’s been quite clear about paying what it takes to keep this team together and asking if anything has changed or if his stance is even stronger after the Warriors’ Western Conference triumph.
“’The season is still ongoing,’ Lacob responded. ‘We are not finished. I have no new ideas or data for you. We love Klay and KD and intend to attempt to re-sign them. Period. I am confident about BOTH of them.'”