Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors plan to take over the NBA for the next several years. However, the latest NBA rumors suggest that Durant may be leaving the Warriors after next season and there is no guarantee that he will sign an extension.
In an interview with CBS Sports Radio, Warriors president Rick Welts revealed that Durant has not committed to Golden State about signing a longer contract next season. He noted that both sides are still trying to figure out things in their newly-formed partnership.
“There’s no commitment from Kevin. He signed a one-year contract with a player option. So I think the hope and expectation is there’s a business reason for doing that more than there is a basketball reason for doing that,” Welts said.
However, the statement of Welts contradicts the statement made by Durant after signing his contract with the Warriors. According to NBC Sports, the 2014 MVP is not planning on going through the free agent process anytime soon.
“Yeah, I plan on being here. I plan…I don’t want to go through that again. I plan on being here. I’m committed,” Durant said.
It should be noted that Durant signed a two-year deal with a player option for the second season. He was persuaded to join Golden State with the prospect of winning multiple championships along with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
There is a chance that Durant will leave the Warriors after one season especially if they fail to win the NBA championship next year. However, Golden State is loaded with talent and they are arguably the favorites to win it all.
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