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REPORT: Kevin Durant Will Take $4 Million Paycut To Help Warriors Re-Sign Andre Iguodala


Kevin Durant will opt out of his deal with the Warriors and take a $4 million pay cut before he re-signs in order for the Dubs to re-sign Andre Iguodala. The 2015 Finals MVP, Iguodala revealed that he would be seriously looking into joining other teams this offseason as he can land a deal in the $20 million range. It looks like Durant is serious about keeping this Warriors team intact. Via ESPN:

The 2017 NBA Finals MVP will turn down a player-option salary of approximately $28 million to momentarily hit free agency with the intentions of taking less than the max he’s eligible for as a 10-year veteran.

This is in order to improve the Warriors’ chances of re-signing reserve stud Andre Iguodala, league sources told ESPN.

By Durant taking about $4 million less than his max next year and waiting to get his long-term extension for at least another season, the Warriors would be able to use their Bird rights on an Iguodala deal that is far more comparable to what he’d see on the open market.

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