Report: ‘All indications’ suggest Warriors will offer max contract to Kevin Durant
The Golden State Warriors are ready to do everything they can to retain their superstar free agents.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, all signs point to the Warriors offering Durant a five-year, $221 million max contract once free agency opens on Sunday.
All indications to date suggest the Warriors will present Kevin Durant with a five-year, $221 mil max offer when they get their chance. Can the Clippers — even with two recruiters KD is known to admire: Jerry West and Steve Ballmer — top that after the injury he just suffered?
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 29, 2019
Durant is expected to miss all of next season with an Achilles tear, so it’s no small thing that the Warriors are eagerly willing to offer him the max. That said, if Durant wants to team up with a different top player, it’s going to have to be on a different team, setting up a very interesting recruitment process.
One thing is clear: the Warriors are ready to spend to keep their core together. They already look set to dole out one max deal this offseason.