Kevin Durant has no regrets with his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors last summer. Durant also opens up the possibility of signing a long-term contract with the Warriors in the upcoming offseason.
“I made the 100 percent correct decision, win or lose,” Durant told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears on Sunday. “I feel like this is the place I was supposed to be. I appreciate everything I’ve done before this. But I’m here now, and I feel like it’s a great spot for me to be. This is where I am supposed to be at this point of my life. I’m taking it on and conquering every part of it. I’m enjoying every single step.”
Kevin Durant explains why he loves playing for GSW
Durant became the most coveted superstar in the 2016 NBA free agency. Of all the teams trying to acquire him, only six have been given the opportunity to have an appointment. The Oklahoma City Thunder strengthened their chance of re-signing Durant with the acquisition of Victor Oladipo via trade.
Unfortunately, their effort was not enough to convince KD to stay. With his desire to win his first NBA championship title, Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. As of now, there is no doubt that Durant made the right decision as the Warriors are headed to their third straight NBA Finals after sweeping the San Antonio Spurs.
The Warriors easily defeated every opponent they faced in the Western Conference playoffs. Durant revealed what makes the Warriors special.
“It’s just basketball,” Durant said. “You have people here who realize that the most important thing is it’s a game. You have fun. But you also should be passionate and dedicated. That is what everybody’s vision is. We know how important it is to everybody else. It’s not that serious. There is fine line between being passionate, taking it serious and being too serious. We kind of tiptoe that line a little bit more so on the not-so-serious side. I think that’s what makes it fun and makes you have a good time.”
Signing max contract this summer a no-brainer for KD
Kevin Durant can opt out of his $27.7 million option for 2017-18 NBA season and become a free agent this summer. However, if ever he decides to enter the free agency, Durant is expected to negotiate a new contract with the Warriors. According to Yahoo Sports, he can sign a max contract starting at roughly $36 million next season.
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