Warriors' Kevin Durant: Declines player option, will re-sign with Warriors

Durant will decline his $27.7 million player option for the 2017-18 season, but is fully expected to re-sign with the Warriors, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

Durant is planning to take a little less than a max deal in re-signing to the Warriors, with the hope that they'll be able to bring back some of their key role players elsewhere, which appears to include Andre Iguodala as the biggest priority. Already indicating that he wants to be with Golden State long term, Durant isn't in danger of heading elsewhere and should continue to be considered a key player in heading the Warriors championship defense during the upcoming campaign. The 2017 NBA Finals MVP averaged 25.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.6 blocks and 1.9 three-pointers across 33.4 minutes during his first season with the Warriors.

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