Let the Kevin Durant sweepstakes begin. With only a few days away before free agency starts in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors superstar has declined his $31.5 million dollar player option and will become an unrestricted free agent.
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman are in New York, evaluating free agency options. So far, process has stayed private.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2019
This was expected of the 10-time NBA All-Star, who could resign with Dub Nation for the SUPER MAX, but speculation as to where he will sign remains under wraps as of now. He could do a myriad of deals, including a sign-and-trade. Whatever the case may be, he will be missing the entire 2019-2020 year due to injury.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the free agent process has been private, though KD and his agent are in New York evaluating their options.
Whether he signs with the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets alongside Kyrie Irving remains to be seen, but either way, plenty of teams will be suitors and ultimately it will come down to the man himself and what makes him happy.
Durant may not have trust in the Warriors after doctors gave him a clear to play in Game 5 with a calf strain and he injured his Achilles.
On ESPN’s Free Agent Special last night, Wojnarowski argued that if there was that much mistrust in the organization, the two sides would not be communicating and all signs point that they are thus far.
Make sure you grab your popcorn and get ready for NBA free agency.