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In a move that was widely expected, Kevin Durant has reportedly declined his player option for the 2019-20 season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that Durant declined the option, which would have paid him $31.5M next year. This means it is a near-certainty he will sign a multi-year max contract in the coming weeks, despite likely missing the entirety of the next season with an Achilles injury.
“Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman are in New York, evaluating free agency options,” Wojnarowski reported. “So far, process has stayed private.”
Free agents can begin negotiating with teams on June 30, and the Warriors can offer Durant a max contract of five years and $221 million. Other teams can only offer Durant a max contract of four years and $164 million.
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