Kevin Durant suffered an injury during the Warriors’ championship run, and even had a surgery to get it fixed. This injury will keep him sidelined for the entirety of the upcoming season. Durant was set to become unrestricted free agent this summer, and it turns out that he made a final decision on his future with the team.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant decided to opt out of his 2019-2020 deal with the Warriors and become a free agent. This option would have given him $31.5 million for the season.
“Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted. “Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman are in New York, evaluating free agency options. So far, process has stayed private.”
Durant will sure come
up with a great plan regarding his free agency. There’s an option that he
re-signs with the Warriors if they offer him a max five-year deal worth $221
million. He may also sign with the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets and team u
with Kyrie Irving.
Bleacher Report’s Ric
Bucher predicted that the Warriors star will sign with the Knicks.
“My understanding is that they’ve been talking about potentially playing together for years since playing on the national team together. Everything I’m hearing now is who is going to win the battle. KD prefers the Knicks, Kyrie prefers the Nets and if they are going to play together, it comes down to which place it’s going to be. I’m going to go New York for KD because it’s really hard to believe that KD is going to ultimately pull the trigger and play for Brooklyn. He has so many ties to the Knicks organization. He’s the godfather of Royal Ivey’s daughter, a Texas alum, and a former teammate at OKC. Those guys are really good friends and he’s still an assistant coach with the Knicks. There is even a report that DeAndre Jordan, who played for the Knicks last year and is close with KD, could add fodder.”
what happens next.