Kevin Durant to Warriors (Two years, $54.3M)

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  1. A_3PO

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    Livingston will finally get his payday, elsewhere.

    If they don't win a championship, I doubt Iggy re-signs for cheap. Even if they do, he still might leave for the highest bidder.
     
  2. dmoneybangbang

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    It's pro sports.... duh KD. They won't love you at all when you go to their rival...
     
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  3. Mathrocker

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    Lmao. This dudes such a tool. He broke their hearts and ****ed over their team and now hes the victim?
     
  4. dmoneybangbang

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    Millennials? AmIrite?

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  5. Mathrocker

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    Hahaha
     
  6. larsv8

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    Since Goldenstate doesn't have Durant's bird rights, you have to hope that they simply run out of money to resign their depth, in Livingston, Iggy, Zaza, Mcgee, etc.

    They have

    Green - 16.4
    Klay - 17.8
    Looney - 1.5m
    Jones - 1.3m
    McCaw - 1.3
    JT - .9m

    That's 39.2m

    Cap Holds
    Stephs - 18.1m
    Livingston - 10.9m

    That's up to 68.2

    Durant - 33m (new max contract - 10 year vet)

    That hits the cap at 101m

    They are already out of money and that doesn't include roster min charges, Zaza, Barnes, McGee, Iggy, West

    Hopefully bad teams with cap space throw big money at these depth players, to gut their team
     
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  8. J.R.

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    The Warriors’ long-term Stephen Curry + Kevin Durant Plan

    So it’s no surprise that the Warriors’ three highest-profile pending 2017 free agents — Curry, Iguodala and Durant (who signed a two-year deal with the Warriors last July with an opt-out this July) — all recently suggested to me that they plan to re-sign with the franchise this July.

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    The key mathematical part of this for the Warriors is Durant, who could seek the max of about $36 million for 2017-18. But the Warriors don’t have his Bird Rights, so they would have to shed a lot of money to create the cap space to fit such a salary, and that would include the renouncing of Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

    But if Durant is willing to take strictly a 20 percent raise from this season’s salary of $26.5 million up to $31.8 million, the Warriors would not have to fit him into cap space and then could use Bird Rights to re-sign Iguodala and Livingston above and beyond the cap.

    “Haven’t even thought about it that much,” Durant said on the podcast. “But I don’t plan on going anywhere else.”

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    Next step: Iguodala. If he and Myers can nail down the salary numbers and length, and if Durant’s deal means the Warriors can maintain Iguodala’s Bird Rights, then this is basically a done deal.

    In fact, an NBA source indicated recently that the only real open question now is the number of years.

    “The people that need to know, they know the situation, and there’s not going to be any issue,” Iguodala told me on my podcast earlier this month.

    So he’ll be back next season?

    “I didn’t say that,” Iguodala said. “But Bob and I have conversations all the time about different scenarios and different things, not just about me, but about the rest of the team..

    “So I don’t see it being a big problem at all. And here right now will probably be the best place.”​
     
  9. kevC

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    He'll only re-sign if they win the championship. Otherwise, he'll just sign with whoever beat them in the playoffs (Rockets?)
     
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    I think he resigns with the Warriors regardless, but would Durant really take 5 mil less? Especially if they don't win the championship?

    Either way, it's good to know that they can't add anymore players(unless someone out there takes a drastic paycut). For better or worse, the current Warriors roster is likely the best team they can field over the next few years.
     
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  11. Mr. Dominant

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    I'm still salty about this. **** you Durant. You should have went to Boston.
     
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  12. JayZ750

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    This is why I don't really get the "wait out GSW" strategy. I mean for teams like the Suns it doesn't matter anyway.
    But the Warriors are going to be a top team for the next 5+ years.
    KD is 28, Green is 26, Klay is 26, Steph is 28.
    Iggy is 33, but has only played 26 mpg the last 3 years, and wouldn't be asked to do more than that or what he's done for the next 3 years. (for random comparison purposes, Paul Pierce didn't play 26 mpg or less until he was 37 - not that Iggy is a Paul Pierce level player, just that he's been helped by the lower mpg earlier in his career).
    Put MLE, LLE and vet minimum players around that and its an odds on championship favorite for the next half decade.

    Injuries will be their only real bug a boo.
     
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  13. el gnomo

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  14. munco

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    I wonder how many more good years Iggy has. Still looks really good out there but at 33 he's the old guy on that team and the next wave of stars like Giannis are here.
     
  15. Mr. Dominant

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    Team play >>> Individual talent.
     
  16. Outlier

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    Have you seen Vince Carter play? He's still decent. Age is overrated.


    If Boston landed Durant, they'd be #1 in the East still and would still get a top draft pick. Crazy.
     
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  17. DreamShook

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    when other players go dark on social media, KD emerges. Warriors have no worries.
     
  18. daywalker02

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    KD is getting fat when he retires...... Sure thing.
     
  19. MiracleShot

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    Still salty over this, as well. Durant basically destroyed parity in this league for the next half-decade because he choked away a 3-1 lead. Igoudala even said OKC was the better team lmfao
     
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