On the day of the NBA Draft, the talk of the league continues to be Kevin Durant and what he’s going to do this offseason.
In a new report by Brian Windhorst telling ESPN’s Get Up!, the Golden State Warriors could sign-and-trade KD to the New York Knicks with a 5-year SUPER MAX deal, helping him retain that extra year that other teams couldn’t offer.
If this happens, it means that Durant would have to trust the organization has his best interest at heart and would let him go to a team of his choosing. This would come after it was reported that the Warriors medical staff informed KD that there was no chance he could not injure his Achilles with that calf strain, when that’s exactly what happened.
Most believe he’d stay with Golden State after this season’s NBA Finals because of “unfinished business” but it all depends on how he feels towards the organization when the year ended. Especially how that injury went down.
Turning down $57 million dollars to leave is hard to believe, but if the relationship between both sides has been fractured enough, KD can do it.
But trusting you can leave to the team of your choosing with the $57 million in hand would be a lot to put your money on. Big risk, big gain.