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Kevin Durant Asked About His Contract Amid 2019 Free Agency Rumors

Kevin Durant chewing on his mouth guard.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant will be the biggest free agent in the NBA in 2019, as the Golden State Warriors' star forward is on a one-and-one contract that he is widely expected to opt out of heading into next summer.

There are already major rumors swirling about what Durant is going to do.

Teams like the New York Knicks are reportedly planning basically everything they are doing around the possibility of pursuing Durant on the open market.

ESPN NBA expert Zach Lowe has discussed on multiple occasions what is going on with the Knicks and Durant.

"If you think the Knicks noise is bogus, it's not ... I'm not saying he's going there ... I'm saying they are absolutely planning their offseason around him. Absolutely, 100 percent," he said on a recent podcast.

Durant, in an interview with ESPN's The Undefeated, has addressed his current contract with the Warriors.


Durant re-signed with the Warriors for a two-year deal paying $61.5 million with the second year a player option. The $5 million in savings from Durant’s deal offsets the $5.3 million mid-level tax that Golden State elected to use to sign Cousins. The nine-time All-Star averaged 26.4 points last season and earned his second NBA Finals MVP award.

Durant described his short-term contract with the Warriors as “the right thing to do for me.”

It was definitely the right thing to do, however, that answer is not going to do anything to stop all of the rumors circulating about Durant's future in Golden State.