Golden State Warriors superstar forward, Kevin Durant has reportedly declined his player option worth $31.5 million to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday. One of the biggest fish in the 2019 free-agent pool, Durant, 30, will have his options of shopping for a new home around the league. Durant’s business manager, Rich Kleiman, reportedly informed Warriors general manager Bob Myers of their decision, which will remain private.
“Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent.
Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant has decided to decline a $31.5 million contract option from the team in order to become an unrestricted free agent. The 30-year-old Durant will be one of the most sought after players in this year’s free agent market. Durant has the option to either stay put in Golden State or find a new team to play for.
Durant and his management team are currently in New York evaluating his options in free agency.
Durant could sign a four-year option with another team for $164 million or resign with the Warriors for a five-year $221 million deal.
Reportedly Durant has been looking at five teams to possibly be his next home including the Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, New York, Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN.
Durant will also have to sit out next year due to an injury that he sustained during this year’s NBA finals.