Last offseason, Durant inked a discounted two-year, $51 million deal that included an opt-out clause.
If you're a fan of a team that isn't the Warriors and your hope is that this means your team can sell Durant and leaving the bay area, I have some bad news.
The Spurs lost the regular season series to Golden State 3-1, and were swept by the Warriors in last year's Western Conference Finals. They'll face the Kawhi Leonard-less San Antonio Spurs in the first round, a team so disciplined and well-coached that they can make any series a challenge.
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The flexible contract Durant signed back in 2016 was mainly so the Warriors could resign vital bench pieces such as Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala, but also gave KD the opportunity to end it early in case of a change of heart or simply wanting more money.
Steph is second in the National Basketball Association in offensive real plus-minus and Golden State's offensive rating is 14.9 points better with Curry on the floor.
And while Oklahoma City hasn't played well enough that the Warriors should fear them, the possibility of a breakout is always looming for the Thunder, and no team would want to be on the other side of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams figuring it all out. He went on to help the Warriors win the 2017 National Basketball Association title, and he was named Finals MVP. Should they advance, they'll play the victor of the Portland Trail Blazers-New Orleans Pelicans series.
The Warriors had been in the top four in defensive efficiency for the previous four seasons. He has added a defensive element to his game this year making him one of, if not the best two-way player in the National Basketball Association. "But I'm enjoying every moment of it, so I'm not trying to look too far down the line", Durant said.