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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Sources: Clippers, Tyronn Lue Agree to Deal
Ty Lue has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the LA Clippers, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The Clippers and Lue’s representative in the contract talks, Andy Miller, completed negotiations on a deal Thursday afternoon, sources said.
The Clippers’ search landed on Lue based upon a confidence that his championship pedigree and playoff successes as a head coach in Cleveland, as well as his strong ability to communicate with players, will resonate within a franchise that underachieved in the 2019-2020 season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
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