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.
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.