Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant will be declining his $26.2 million player option for next season to become a unrestricted free agent, but the two-time champion will re-sign with the Warriors.
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 29-year-old is widely expected to sign another one-plus-one deal, which would benefit both Durant and the Warriors.
Durant will re-sign with the Warriors in the early stages of free agency, which starts July 1. The nine-time All-Star averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists during the regular season and won his second straight Finals MVP.