"I just want him to sign a deal", Myers said (via The Athletic).
Let's hope that LeBron can yet again field a team capable of competing for a championship, because the Warriors in their current form are officially here to stay.
Paul is an all-time great, but he's also 33 years old with a reputation for getting injured ahead of big moments.
"Kevin Durant plans to tell the Warriors after 12:01 a.m. ET that he wants a new one-year contract with a player option for 2019-20 to return to free agency next summer, @NYTSports has learned", Stein tweeted.
Durant still has a year left in his contract with the Warriors, but he has the option to opt out of the final season of his deal with Golden State. More big moves in the West are possible, especially with DeMarcus Cousins still available in free agency and a candidate to return to New Orleans. So did plenty of other players, and by the time the moratorium was 2 hours old, almost $700 million worth of deals had been agreed upon, based on figures confirmed to the AP by people involved in the various decisions.
While some talks have Kevin discussing a one-year deal with Golden State, most accounts have Durant singing a two-year deal to the tune of $61.
George and Paul made their announcements not long afterward. He was named to the All-NBA First Team for the sixth time in his career. He already owns two homes in Southern California and has a film production company. But next year, the Warriors will have his Bird rights on account of him being with the team for three consecutive seasons. Now he's going to make an average of $40 million for what should be declining years.
So, to sum the night up: A team that felt like it was on the precipice of winning a title just handcuffed themselves to Paul while letting a player critical to their successes a year ago walk.
Ultimately, it doesn't seem like the Warriors are going to go away from what's been working for them, and will likely maintain their core group for the 2019 National Basketball Association season as well in hopes they can attempt a three-peat as National Basketball Association champions. The report also mentioned that the Warriors showed interest in signing Crawford last offseason as well.
His current $5 million per year salary didn't even make him among the 10 highest-paid coaches before the season began.
"I'm here to stay", George told the crowd at the party. Ariza's impact on the Houston Rockets will be missed there.