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Bob Myers on Kevin Durant Contract: ‘Whatever he wants’

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Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Meyers confirms he will be giving Kevin Durant any type of contract he wants in free agency.

“Whatever he wants,” Myers said, laughing. “Sometimes you don’t negotiate.”

Durant will opt out of his player option to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. But he and his business partner, Rich Kleiman, have repeatedly said he will re-sign with the Warriors after winning two NBA championships and two Finals MVPs since joining the team two years ago.

It is not clear, however, if Durant will sign a deal at one-year deal as he did in the 2016 offseason, or if he will seek a multi-year deal. Last summer, Durant took a $10 million paycut so the Warriors could retain veterans Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston while also acquiring Nick Young.

Source: Mark Medina of The Mercury News 

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Report: NBA Enters ‘exploratory conversations’ to Resume Season at Walt Disney World

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The NBA has entered into exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Corporation about restarting the remainder of its season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida in late July, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said Saturday.

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Sources: Nets Interested in Bradley Beal

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Immersed in their championship window, the Brooklyn Nets are in the market for a third star and have internally discussed avenues of acquiring Wizards guard Bradley Beal, the Daily News has learned.

It’s unclear whether Beal will become available, though his circumstances have prompted speculation. The two-way guard is among the league’s highest-paid players and on a Wizards team with a low ceiling. He signed a two-year, $72 million extension last year that quelled trade rumors but Washinton (24-40) is again lottery-bound.

Source: Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News

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Sources: Disney World ‘frontrunner’ to Host NBA Return, Mid-July Return ‘most popular’

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Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort is the clear frontrunner to become the NBA’s playing site to resume the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources told The Athletic.

The NBA is in serious discussions with Disney about the property, which has gained clear momentum over cities such as Las Vegas, sources said. It remains unclear when the games would begin, but multiple sources say the prospect of players fully training in mid-June and playing by mid-July has been the most popular and possible scenario discussed. NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the Board of Governors on May 12 that he aims to decide on the season in two-to-four weeks, and that he wants to wait as long as he can to make final decisions.

Source: Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic

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