Let the Kevin Durant bidding begin.
Durant has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman are in New York, evaluating free agency options. So far, process has stayed private.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2019
According to the report, Durant is “evaluating free agency options” and that the “process has stayed private.”
His likely destinations are a return to Golden State with the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and of course Brooklyn Nets also in the mix. Brooklyn of course is the assumed future destination of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving who has reportedly been trying to recruit Durant to join him there.
Whoever does sign Durant will have to probably go the whole season without having him play. The 10-time All-Star suffered an Achilles injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals that will likely sideline him for the entirety of the upcoming season.