First, Kevin Durant re-signed with Golden State on two-year, $61.5 million deal.
Kevin Durant agreed to a one-plus-one deal, first reported by Haynes, taking a discount of around $5.6 million next season, according to The Athletic's Danny Leroux. That time period will also coincide for when Warriors guard Klay Thompson becomes an unrestricted free agent. Larry Brown Sports reports that the 1+1 structure of the contract will give the Warriors some savings for the following season.
While it's highly unlikely that Jordan would accept the exception after opting out of his $24.1 million deal with the Clippers, he's friends with Durant and his former agent, Bob Myers, is now the Warriors GM. Durant won the Finals MVP award by a 7-4 vote over Stephen Curry, as determined by a select panel of Warriors and Cavaliers beat writers as well as national NBA writers and broadcasters. He's looking to make it 3-for-3.
The former MVP victor could have signed a four-year maximum deal worth $160m but his preference for another shorter contract will make next summer an intriguing prospect for rival National Basketball Association executives.
Meanwhile, Kevin Durant is staying put for now. While $30.5 million is a lot of money to the casual observer, it's actually less than the $35.65 million max that he could have earned.
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Durant, the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP, helped lead the Warriors to back-to-back championships in his two seasons with the franchise and had been public about his plan to re-sign.
"I just want him to sign a deal", Myers said (via The Athletic). All indications are that Durant and Thompson want to stay here for a long time.
Let's point out the obvious: The Lakers still got LeBron, which means they're immediately relevant and much more than that if they find a way to get Leonard, which they figure to do either this summer or next.
Crawford played 20.7 minutes per game for Minnesota last season averaging 10.3 points and 2.3 assists per night with an unspectacular true shooting percentage of 51.9%.