League sources tell David Aldridge of The Athletic that the Achilles injury to Kevin Durant won't change the equation for the five teams expected to pursue him this offseason.
The Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers have all been expected to be interested in signing Durant to a full max contract.
“It’s not like he’s gonna fall from the top player in the league to number 50, even with the Achilles,” a league executive said Tuesday. “Maybe he falls into the top 10. I still think KD is a guy that’s going to score 20, 25 a game.”
Durant has signed a series of one-plus-one contracts since joining the Warriors in 2016 from the Oklahoma City Thunder.