Kevin Durant to stay with Warriors but Jerry West joins Clippers

Kevin Durant to stay with Warriors but Jerry West joins Clippers

Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors, but the new National Basketball Association champions did lose a legendary player on Monday.

The 10-year National Basketball Association veteran was scheduled to receive approximately $28 million in salary next season, but he will take about $4 million less than the max contract he is eligible to receive.

There are reports circulating online suggesting that #Andre Iguodala is thinking about leaving the Golden State Warriors as soon as free agency hits. He has been a reliable player and has won two National Basketball Association championships, in one of which he was the Finals MVP - all this in his four-year stint as a Warrior.

All signs, according to sources, point to Durant signing another one-plus-one pact, which carries a player-option at the end.

Durant will decline his $27.7 million player option for the 2017-18 season, but is fully expected to re-sign with the Warriors, Chris Haynes of reports. Durant still with the Warriors uniform will also mean the best recipe for a title win that head coach has put together will remain intact. It is estimated Durant will agree to a pay cut of around $4 million but the sacrifice will allow the Warriors to offer Iguodala the maximum contract that he is projected to get on the market.

Iguodala is one of several potential free agents on the Warriors roster.

Free agency does not begin until July 1st, when teams can start contacting players to gauge interest, however, they can start renegotiating with the players now on their roster. In four seasons with the Warriors, Iguodala, who made $11.1 million this past season, has served as a playmaker and primary wing defender and established himself as a high-character leader.

Durant revealed in a New York Times piece that he is in business with Silicon Valley "super angel" investor Ronald Conway and has consulted with Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs.



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