The famous American reporter Wo Shen revealed on social media that Durant will definitely not implement the $31.5 million player option for next season and will become a free agent.
In addition, Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman are now in New York, evaluating various free agency options, so far the entire process is confidential.
Durant was injured in the second round of the playoffs against the Rockets. At that time, the Warriors officially gave the result of a calf strain, but Durant was unable to return until the Warriors fell behind 1-3 in the finals.
He returned to the game next time, but Durant, who returned to the game, obviously did not dare to attack with the ball. When he was preparing to attack with the ball after only playing 11 minutes, he was injured again and was diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Obviously Durant’s calf has not fully recovered, and it is not as simple as the Warriors’ official statement that it is just a strain. Therefore, the Warriors have an unshirkable responsibility for Durant’s injury report.
The key issue is that Durant has already confirmed that he will be reimbursed for the next season. Under such circumstances, Durant chooses not to implement the player option for next season.
A 5-year maximum salary contract of 221 million U.S. dollars. If he chooses to sign with other teams, Durant can sign a 4-year maximum salary contract of 164 million U.S. dollars.
At present, the teams that are most interested in Durant include the Nets and the Knicks. You must know that Durant is the biggest player in the free market this summer.
Salary, Durant is also doing further evaluation.
In addition to Durant, the Warriors Thompson also suffered a torn Achilles tendon. It just so happens that Thompson will also become a free agent this summer, and Thompson may also join other teams. It is certain that the injury has become the Warriors
The fuse of the dynasty’s destruction, even if Durant and Thompson both choose to stay in the Warriors, it will be difficult for the Warriors to become the favorites to win the championship next season.