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Durant Re-Signs with Warriors on 2-Year Deal


The reign of the Golden State Warriors doesn’t seem like it’s going to end anytime soon.

The back-to-back champs have agreed to re-sign two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant to a two-year, $61.5 million deal, according to Shams Charania.

The deal is structured as a “one-plus-one”, giving Durant the opportunity to opt out in the form of a player option next offseason.

Durant will earn $30 million next season and $31.5 million the following year, if he picks up his option.

By re-signing Durant, the Warriors retain their deadly “Hampton’s Five” lineup of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala. This core has led the Warriors to back-to-back champions, and are favorites to complete the “three-peat”, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-2002.

Last season, Durant averaged 26.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG, and 5.4 APG, while also serving as a solid rim protector for the Warriors. He upped the ante in the NBA Finals, averaging 28.8 PPG, 10.8 RPG, and 7.5 APG, garnering his second Finals MVP in the process.




About Gautam Ratnam

Gautam is a writer/editor for TLSM. Born and raised in the Bay. #Dubnation. Twitter: @GautamTLSM

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