Durant to talk with 4 teams as NBA free agency looms
MANILA, Philippines – The Kevin Durant sweepstakes has begun.
Durant – a former NBA Most Valuable Player – is slated to talk with 4 teams as free agency starts on Sunday, June 30 (Monday, July 1, Philippine time), ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
Those teams are his current NBA squad Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers, the New York Knicks, and the Brooklyn Nets.
Story filed to ESPN: Golden State’s Kevin Durant is planning to engage four teams in discussions upon the opening of NBA free agency on Sunday – the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Warriors, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019
Re-signing with the Warriors on a reported two-year $61.5 million contract last year, Durant declined his $31.5 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent.
The decision comes after he tore his right Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals that saw the Warriors fail in their bid for a third straight championship at the hands of the Toronto Raptors.
With his injury, the two-time Finals MVP is expected to miss an entire season to recuperate, but that did not prevent teams from pursuing him.
After spending his first 9 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder (the first with the Seattle Supersonics), Durant changed the NBA landscape when he joined the Warriors.
He helped the Warriors win back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018 and reach the finals for 5 consecutive seasons. – Rappler.com