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Durant to re-sign with Warriors in early stages of free agency

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant will be a free-agent this summer, but he isn’t going anywhere.

According to a report from the New York Times, Durant will re-sign with the Warriors in the early stages of free agency, which starts July 1.

Durant signed a two-year, $51 million deal last offseason with Golden State, taking close to $10 million less than what he could have earned on a max salary so that the Warriors could retain forward Andre Iguodala and backup point guard Shaun Livingston.

The nine-time All-Star, however, will be declining his player option for the 18-19 season, turning down a salary of $26.2 million, so he can get a more lucrative contract this time around.

Durant and the Warriors have won back-to-back championships, with Durant taking home Finals MVP both times.