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Kevin Durant Reportedly Makes Decision On Warriors Contract Option

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant has officially opted out of the final year of his contract with the Golden State Warriors and will become a free agent.

ESPN's NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed Durant opted out of the $31.5 million - which should not come as a surprise.

Now, Durant becomes one of the most-coveted free agents in the league.

"Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman are in New York, evaluating free agency options. So far, process has stayed private," Woj revealed on Wednesday morning.

Despite suffering a ruptured Achilles, Durant is still in line for a max contract offer.

Golden State general manager Bob Myers revealed he plans to make a significant offer to Durant, though it may not be enough. The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are also on the hunt for Durant and have plenty of cap space available.

Durant will miss the full 2019-20 NBA season as he recovers from the torn Achilles. However, he'll become one of the highest-paid players in the league in just a few days when free agency kicks off.

Stay tuned for the latest.