Kevin Durant: Golden State Warriors head coach comments on free agency rumours | Other | Sport

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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made the admission before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Durant has one year remaining on his contract with the back-to-back NBA Champions.

The Warriors superstar has the option on his contract to take another year with Golden State if he so wishes.

If Durant doesn’t, then he will become a free agent in the summer and will have the freedom to talk to new teams.

Durant previously stated he wants to do what is best for him and make as much money as possible this summer.

He has not given any indication regarding any specific teams, despite many believing he will head to the New York Knicks.

ESPN’s Tim Bontemps wrote on Friday that NBA teams believe Durant will head to the Knicks this summer.

“It has been thought for months that Durant’s most logical destination, should he choose to leave Golden State, would be to come East and join the Knicks,” he wrote.

“Several rival teams this week said that is their full expectation, and that was before the Knicks, clearly feeling confident about their chances, used Porzingis to push all their chips to the center of the table.”

While Durant has not commented on the rumours linking him with the Knicks, Kerr admitted that the rumours have been tough for the team to deal with.

“You get paid a great salary to play basketball for a living and the upside is pretty awesome,” he said.

“But there are some things that are difficult to deal with as well.

“That’s your job, and you have to do that.”

Durant will become a free agent on July 1 if he doesn’t extend his contract.

Until then, it is unlikely that Durant will comment any further on the rumours, as he could run the risk of breaking the NBA’s tampering rules.



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