Will Kevin Durant finally cross over to the Golden State Warriors side?
Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. Golden State Warriors are eyeing a golden offensive team next season. As what NBA had shown in the past, stars want to conglomerate in same teams.
The Warriors can now sign an expensive free agent this season, according to NBC Sports. Instead of extending their contracts with some players on certain roles, they are looking to add another star to their kitty. And Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is the first choice to join the Stephen Curry-Draymond Green-Klay Thompson combination.
Durant’s inclusion would definitely make this Warriors’ team mightier. Kevin Durant hasn’t won a championship with the OKC and could get the “LeBron treatment” if he leaves early. Though Durant isn’t from Oklahoma, some experts feel that the scenario would be different from the LeBron move.
The Warriors currently have eight players under contract for next season. Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, Jason Thompson, Shaun Livingston and Kevon Looney are the other players apart from the big three mentioned above. The roster salary is $84,501,199.
Durant’s maximum projected salary is $30 million. Golden State will have to waive Bogut along with two men with partial guaranteed contracts, Jason Thompson ($2.65 million guaranteed) and Livingston ($3 million guaranteed) to create room for Durant.
Warriors may also consider swapping Barnes for Durant with OKC.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) January 2, 2016