Story filed to ESPN: Golden State’s Kevin Durant is planning to engage four teams in discussions upon the opening of NBA free agency on Sunday – the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Warriors, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019
Of the four, only the Clippers are a mild surprise. The Warriors can offer KD a maximum of $221 million over five years while the tab for the other three would be $164 million over four years. Woj reported...
There is expected to be some combination of face-to-face meetings and communications by other means with Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, front-office sources told ESPN.
Durant’s decision-making process could extend well into next week, league sources told ESPN.
Although pundits have suggested the Nets and Warriors are front runners, the broad range of suitors would indicate the race for Durant’s talents seems more wide open.
KD is expected to need the 2019-20 season to fully rehabilitate the injury he suffered during Game 5. Every team pursuing him is expected to still offer him a full max contract in the meetings.
- Sources: Durant to engage four teams in talks - Adrian Wojnarowski - ESPN