Warriors will try to re-sign injured Kevin Durant in a max contract
By Janiel Abby Toralba
There is no doubt that at the moment, Kevin Durant is one of the key players of the Golden State Warriors. He helped the team get their back-to-back championship in 2017 and 2018, and has been their main man for both offense and defense. Now that Durant has potentially sacrificed his whole career just to be able to play one game and help the Warriors extend the NBA Finals series in order to achieve their aspirations of a three-peat championship, the Golden State management certainly will not let their valuable player go. Reports are flying in that the Warriors are determined to extend Durant’s stay in the Bay Area.
Though Durant is injured, the Warriors are trying to re-sign the 30-year-old veteran forward. As per Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports, the Warriors are expected to offer Durant a max contract.
It’s just clear that they wanted to keep Durant in the Golden State, because other teams are also making their ways to sign Durant on their side. It is also reported before that teams like New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers shared their interests with KD. Injured or not, KD is still one of the best players in the league, and it will definitely cause headlines when he comes into free agency soon.
As for what this injury means for trade deals and how it would affect offers, it’s a long discussion with critics and commentators debating that teams would certainly hesitate to sign KD, especially that Achilles injuries could take a long time to heal. Players are now faced with the fact that even superstars’ careers can change in an instant. In the end, it all depends on Durant, whether he would rehab with the Warriors and re-sign, canvass other potential teams for a change of home address, or delay his free agency when he is healthier.