On July 4, 2016, Kevin Durant decided to take his talents to the Warriors. On July 3, 2017, Durant decides to re-sign with the Warriors for two-years, $53 million, according to ESPN. The contract has a player option after year one of the deal. Durant can opt out after year one of the contract. If Durant does opt out, which is expected, he can get a new max contract in the summer of 2018.
According to The Mercury News, Durant will get $25 million next season, which around $9 million less than what he could have received, which is around $34 million. By taking less money, the Warriors were able use those resources to retain Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala.
For Durant, it’s not about the money. KD is trying to do whatever he can to keep this championship caliber roster together. He knows that Livingston and Iguodala give the team depth and versatility.
According to ESPN, the Warriors have committed over $325M to 5 free agents so far this offseason. All 5 were on the team last season.
Steph Curry: 5 yrs/$201m
Kevin Durant: 2 yrs/$53m
Andre Iguodala: 3 yrs/$48m
Shaun Livingston: 3 yrs/ $24m
David West: 1 yr/$2.3m
What a summer for the Warriors!
According to the AP, Shaun Livingston has returned to the Warriors on a three-year, $24 million deal. Livingston has been a key reserve for the Warriors over the past three seasons. Livingston,31, averaged 5.1 ppg last season with the Warriors.
We sat down with Warriors’ G Shaun Livingston back in August 2014. At the time, Livingston had just signed with the Warriors. We discussed his signing with the Warriors, coming back from a major knee injury, Paul George’s injury and so much more!
Take a listen!!