TimRobbins wrote:Wow! What happens now? Do the Warriors give him a new contract? His FA plans are shot.
If I recall correctly, Durant is in the first year if a two year contract with an opt out after year one. It was signed with the expectation he would opt out and get paid a max deal by someone. Perhaps he now doesn’t opt out of the second year, but instead let’s GS pay him $26-30M to rehab next year (and maybe play a few games at the end of the season ad playoffs). This would essentially postpone his free agency payday one year.
The other option is to opt out and see who will still pay him a max deal. Ny gut feeling is that someone would still do it, even if they don’t have him for a year if the four year contract, and run the risk that he’s not the same player when he comes back. The Knicks and Brooklyn are both candidates. Maybe the Clippers or Mavericks.