Warriors star Durant declines option, enters free agency
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined the player option in his contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The option was worth $31.5 million, but Durant intends to test the market. According to Wojnarowski, Durant will consider a return to the Warriors, but is also interested in the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers.
Durant, 30, is expected to miss all of next season with a ruptured Achilles tendon in the Warriors' loss to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.
That isn't expected to keep teams from trying to recruit and offer him the maximum salary.
"Durant can sign a four-year, $164 million deal with another team, and remains eligible to sign a five-year, $221 million deal with the Warriors," Wojnarowski noted.