Daily Archives: 07/07/2017

Why Kevin Durant re-signed with the Warriors for $7 million less than his max

Kevin Durant agreed to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors on a two-year deal worth $53 million. It was a move that followed Stephen Curry’s five-year, $201 million supermax contract to solidify a powerhouse Warriors dynasty for years to come.

But the deal with the Warriors conceivably cost Durant $6.8 million in salary for next season. Instead of taking a max contract starting at almost $32 million, he signed a contract that’ll pay him $25 million in Year 1. After that, the Finals MVP can opt out and become a free agent, where he can re-sign with the Warriors for a longer-term deal…………..Read More