Report: Kevin Durant plans on re-signing with Warriors

LeBron James spoke with the media following the Cleveland Cavaliers practice on Thursday. Courtesy: NBA TV

Just one win shy of a third NBA title in four years, it doesn’t seem like the Golden State Warriors are ready to take a step back.

Superstar Kevin Durant told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols he plans on re-signing with the team this summer. Durant added that “small details” of a new contract still have to be worked out.

The 29-year-old is finishing the first season of a two-year, $51 million deal that includes an opt-out clause this summer. He took close to $10 million less than what he could have earned on a max salary last year. That decision helped the club lock up a solid cast of supporting pieces.

Durant joined the Warriors in 2016-17 after spending the first nine years of his career with the Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder. He averaged 26.4 points per game during the 2017-18 regular season and has seen that number climb north of 29 through 20 post-season contests.

Golden State leads the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-0 in the NBA Finals with Game 4 set for Friday in Cleveland.


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