Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors over 2 years ago and caused a panic around the NBA which we have never seen before. An already dominant 73-9 Warriors squad got another top 5-player in the NBA who was scrutinized afterward by the public but also some players around the league.
Durant is currently entering his 3rd season with the Warriors and of too a good start for a three-peat.
In a recent interview with Marcus Thompson of The Athletic Kevin Durant shared his thoughts about the upcoming free agency next season and what he wants to get out of it.
“I am thinking about the money I’m going to get,” I never got the (massive) deal. I’ve just seen a bunch of dudes around the league making so much money — and I’m happy for them.
"But I know I deserve that, too. That’s the only thing I’m probably thinking about, to be honest.”
Durant has been giving the Warriors quite a bit of discount for the past couple of seasons. In his first season with the Warriors, he cashed in $26.5 million while in the last season he took a $10 million discount and received $25 million for his services.
This season Durant will get the most while playing for the Warriors and that is $30 million while at the same time he took $5 million less just so he can be a free agent next summer.
The Warriors will be in a good position to satisfy all the financial needs Durant will have next summer. Durant will have the opportunity to receive a five-year contract worth about $221 million from the Warriors.
On the other hand, if he decides Oakland and sign with another team, he will only be able to receive $164 million over a stretch of four years.
Either way, Durant has numerous options next summer and the matter of fact is that he will get a whole lot richer. He will be 30 years old and if healthy still capable to produce big numbers for the upcoming 4-5 years.
Kevin Durant will be in the perfect opportunity to chase more rings but also get paid in full.