Update (6/30/2018, 8:49 p.m. PT): Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reported that Kevin Durant is committed to signing a two-year max deal with the Warriors. However, the Warriors blew a 3-1 Finals lead to the eventual 2016 champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The second year will function as a player option for the 2019-20 season that gives Durant the flexibility to test free agency again if he so chooses, per ESPN.com's Chris Haynes. However, he said all along that he had no intention of signing elsewhere. When he does, the Warriors winning a third straight title will become as inevitable as ... well, Kevin Durant re-signing with the Golden State Warriors this summer.
In his previous deal, a two-year contract during which he helped the Warriors win back-to-back National Basketball Association titles, he accepted $10 million less than the max salary.
Beyond the big names at the top, this is an incredibly deep free-agent class.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr boasts an incredible 265-63 regular-season record. Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both of those games - then had to watch the Warriors sweep the Cavaliers for the National Basketball Association title. But the Warriors seem confident that he can keep coaching for a long time, especially after signing him to this extension.
"The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe's and Magic's team".
According to multiple reports, the deal includes a player option for after next season.
Salary cap • The NBA released the official cap and tax numbers for the coming season on Saturday night - the salary cap is $101,869,000, and the tax level is $123,733,000.