Kevin Durant seeking one-year deal with player option from Warriors

Report: Steve Kerr, Warriors finalizing contract extension

ESPN's Zach Lowe is reporting that there is mutual interest between the Warriors and Jamal Crawford in making a return to Golden State next season. While he declined his $26.2 million option for next season to become a free agent, Durant had said all along he wanted to stay in Golden State.

Well, we now have an answer: Durant is coming back to the Warriors on what is effectively a one-year, $30 million deal, and it's the closest thing to a win-win possible for both the player and the team.

Durant and the Warriors agreed to terms on a two-year, $61.5 million contract Sunday, Shams Charania of Yahoo reports.

Durant will likely become a free agent in 2019 and sign a multi-year deal starting around $38 million. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Warriors General Manager Bob Myers repeatedly stated that Durant could have "whatever he wants" after the team earned its second consecutive title this season. Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both of those games - then had to watch the Warriors sweep Cleveland for the National Basketball Association title.

Adding Paul last offseason fueled Houston to the NBA Finals' doorstep. Weeks ago Durant made clear that his re-signing with the Warriors was a certainty. However, this is setting him up for a huge contract in the following summer if he chooses to opt out again.

A person familiar with the negotiations says Baynes has agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million.

Coinciding with Durant's Manila visit will be the release of a new colorway of his shoe called "Peach Jam", which will be released exclusively at Titan Park Fort and Nike Park Fort.

"I don't have any desire to go anywhere else, and I'm not gonna play that card and play it out as a free agent and do all that stuff".

The 38-year-old guard's statistics have dipped a bit over the last decade of his career.

Jokic, 23, led the Nuggets in three offensive categories last season when he averaged 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Now he's going to make an average of $40 million for what should be declining years.

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