This past offseason, (David) West declined a $12.6 million player option in Indiana and signed a $1.5 million veteran minimum deal with the Spurs, leaving more than $11 million on the table to chase a title. (Kevin) Durant lauded the move, saying “money isn’t everything in life.”
These comments, innocuous at face value, certainly won’t quell any Durant free agency rumors. One of the Thunder’s advantages in the KD sweepstakes is the fact that OKC can offer him an extra year and more money, including the one-year player option possibility that can make him $30 extra million over the life of the deal.
Source: Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman
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