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Durant Re-Signs with Warriors on 2-Year Deal

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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.

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

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