NBA rumors are speculating on the possible offloading of players in the Golden State Warriors if Kevin Durant will finally decide to transfer. Andrew Bogut, whose contract extension is least of priority, is cognizant of the possible implication of the arrival of KD to the Bay Area. According to reports, some players will be offloaded if the Warriors will acquire another superstar for their team.
“Signing Durant with cap room would cost Golden State Harrison Barnes, and at least, two of Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Andrew Bogut and Ezeli. The Warriors would have to offload two of those guys into someone else’s cap space,” Zach Lowe of ESPN reported.
The realization of this deal surely have serious repercussions; it could either make-or-break the team, which is poised for winning multiple titles in the league. Concerning commitment to other players, the arrival of Durant will undoubtedly affect the rest of the players. That is why as early as now, Bogut expressed his intention to stay with the Golden State no matter what the offer would be; he cares less of the money. As what Bogut stated:
“We all hear the rumors of other guys coming through here, so if that kind of stuff happens they’ll be some shedding of some contracts so who knows what can happen. But you’d be silly to try and leave what’s going on right now…. We’ll have a few of us that will have opportunities. Obviously, I’m contracted for next year, but at the same time if they offer me an extension I’ll definitely listen.”
The speculation of Kevin Durant moving in with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson is undeniably exciting for most fans of the Warriors. However, it is a sure threat to the continuous existence of other players like Andrew Bogut in the franchise. But still Bogut is hoping for an extension especially if they will be achieving another NBA title this season. As to Bogut’s own words:
“Like I said, if those moves that are rumored happen there’ll be a few of us that are gone. The way we can probably nip that in the bud is win another championship and they’re forced to bring us back. They’re stuck with us for longer.”
Though this rumor has been around since the opening the NBA season, KD and the Warriors offered no conclusive comment regarding the moving Durant to Bay Area.
Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/ Wikimedia