Warriors to Pay Kevin Durant 'Whatever He Wants'

Warriors to Pay Kevin Durant 'Whatever He Wants'

Warriors center David West made some eyebrow-raising comments in the locker room during Golden State's postgame championship celebration on Friday night. At some point, you have to be ready to graduate.

Durant, who turns 30 in September, could ink a four-year deal in July.

The Golden State Warriors All-Star, who has scored 20,913 career points, is viewed as one of two prime candidates - along with Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James (31,038) - who could overthrow Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) as the league's all-time regular-season scoring leader. There was about a minute left in the game in regulation-Game 1, down to the wire. "I got a chance to tell him congratulations on everything and he said 'Hey listen, if there's any chance you want to change your mind and play another year, you can always come here.' But it's all tongue in cheek man".

Rich Kleiman, Durant's business partner, said Durant had previously shared with him that he might walk away at 35. "I can leave the game knowing I did everything I wanted to do, my way, on my terms".

Speaking on the latest edition of the Lowe Post podcast today, Coach Kerr admitted it had been hard at times to gel Durant's style of play with two-time MVP Curry's motion offence. "I have no idea how that'll play out".

On Monday, the 29-year-old forward and 11-year National Basketball Association veteran said that he can see the light at the end of the tunnel of his playing career.

"I'm gonna stand in front of KD", Fitzgerald said.

"There wasn't anything emotionally that was bothering us, it was more we gotta figure this out strategically and I think we did". So many groups of people probably view my game differently.

"I'm sure if you're around our players and talk to them, they make no bones about it, they love playing for him and they love going through this journey with him", Myers said of Kerr.

On Monday, Warriors GM Bob Myers said he's willing to give Durant "whatever he wants" in upcoming contract re-negotiations, with Durant expected to opt out of his current deal and become a free agent.