Durant's newly-signed deal will pocket him around $62m over two years, a one-plus-one allowing the former MVP to opt out and become a free agent once again next summer.
However, Butler is not expected to be interested in an extention this offseason, as he could sign a five-year deal for $187 million or become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Marc Stein of The New York Times said that Durant will be paid $30.5 million next season.
The deal reportedly is worth $148 million and does not include a player option for the fifth year, as many similar deals do. It might make him more money if he signs a long-term deal next summer instead, but could he have ulterior motives besides money?
He was named the 2018 Finals MVP after averaging 28.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game as they swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in this year's finals series. Per the report, the third year of the deal is a player option. Jokic averaged 18.5 PPG, 10.7 RPG, and 6.1 APG last season.
"UNFINISHED BUSINESS", Paul wrote on Twitter at the exact moment that the calendar flipped to July 1 in the East, meaning the NBA's free agency frenzy was officially open for the summer. Jordan was going to go to Dallas the last time he was a free agent, but DeAndre Jordan backed out.
Doug McDermott (restricted): Mr. McBuckets has turned into a very good role player, staying excellent from three-point range while improving other parts of his game. He shot 41.5 percent from the floor overall and 33.1 percent from beyond the arc. "That was just for the media".More news: Did LeBron James try to lure Kevin Durant away from Warriors?
Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with fans during the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade on June 12, 2018 in Oakland, California. Durant is looking to be the the best player in the world.
"Last year, you told Steph he can have any contract he wants, too ..."
During that exchange, Durant went from playfully laughing to shaking his head in confusion.
Durant first visited the Philippines in 2011.
"Why was that even a discussion?"
The Knicks had said they didn't plan to be active in free agency, hoping to save their cap space for 2019.