Kevin Durant scoffed when asked about his contract situation at the Warriors' championship parade on Tuesday.
Advice: "Why was that even a discussion? Why we even talking about that?" said Durant. "For sure, we going to do this thing again." It doesn't sound like Durant has any interest in leaving the dynasty he's helped build in Golden State, so we don't anticipate his free agency being drawn out this summer. When Dubs' GM Bob Myers was asked how he would handle the negotiation process with KD, he simply responded: "Whatever he wants. Sometimes you don’t negotiate."
Kevin Durant hinted that he could see himself retiring by age 35.
Advice: "This game, your craft, you have to continue studying it," said Durant. "No matter how much you enjoy it, nobody wants to be in school that long. I know I don't. At some point, you have to be ready to graduate. Thirty-five, that's just a number in my mind." The back-to-back Finals MVP will be 30 in September, so if he signs a five-year deal for the max this offseason that could be his last contract. As for his life after basketball, KD said he's been entertaining the idea of owning an NBA franchise.
Kevin Durant spoke highly of the Warriors organization after clinching his second straight championship.
Advice: "The Bay Area allows me to be who I am, as a city, to just blend in, and the team allows me to do the same thing," said Durant. "All I want to do in my life, while I’m healthy, is to work on my game and enjoy the game and not worry about nothing else. This place gives me that. This is the best place for me to just play ball, work on my game, play ball, and not care about [expletive] that normal NBA superstars are supposed to care about." Durant will likely decline his player option this summer, but all the signs point towards him negotiating another deal with Golden State as a free agent.
Kevin Durant scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and three blocks in Game 4 against the Cavaliers on Friday.
Advice: He averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists for the Finals and got his second Finals MVP. Durant's just the sixth player to win back-to-back Finals MVP awards joining Hakeem, Kobe, MJ, Shaq and LeBron. His 43 points in Game 3, carrying the Warriors to a road win while Stephen Curry had a terrible shooting night really secured the award for him. Durant will be back with the Dubs next year looking to be the first team to three-peat since the Lakers in 2000-2002. As he continues to dominate, he would certainly be an asset for your fantasy squad in 2018-19.
Kevin Durant scored 20 points Friday, going 7 of 17 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85. Durant grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +30 in his 37:38 on the floor. He added three blocks and one steal.
Kevin Durant told ESPN's Rachel Nichols on Thursday that he will re-sign with the Warriors this summer.
Advice: "I'm planning on staying with the Warriors, and we'll figure the rest out," Durant said, before adding that only the "small details" remained to be figured out. KD had one of the best Finals games ever on Wednesday, and LeBron James spent a go portion of his time with the press discussing how Durant has been such a difference maker. KD has taken a pay cut before, so maybe he does again this summer.