Durant now has a player option for the 2019-20 season valued at $31.5 million.
In the audio above, Jason Smith, Mike Harmon & Ric Bucher react to the Golden State Warriors' Game 5 victory from bringing back Kevin Durant to losing Kevin Durant again to Toronto giving the game away. Will teams still be willing to offer Durant the max contract he was after? [He'll earn] $31.5 million next season - that's really if you couldn't find any other team to commit to you on a contract.
In the post, Durant explained that he underwent successful surgery today - and noted that it was his decision to play in Game 5 "because that's what I do".
Absolutely. Even if KD doesn't play a single game next year, Golden State owner Joe Lacob would gladly pay him just over $38 million in 2019-20 if it means the 10-time All-Star signs a multi-year contract with the Dubs.
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Ultimately, it all comes down to what Durant - who will turn 32 years old (Sept. 29) just before the 2020-21 season begins - wants to do. There had been no update on Durant's injury since Monday night. According to Marks, he spoke to three different teams, all of whom said they wouldn't hesitate to still sign Durant.
So now that it seems likely that Durant will test the waters in free agency this summer, how would you feel about the LA Clippers offering him a long-term deal?
He said Durant was also "misunderstood" and a great teammate and person.
Woods, who suffered an Achilles injury in 2011, said he could empathise with Durant, who nearly certainly now faces several months of rehab to regain fitness.