Kevin Durant has made his free agency decision, and he’s chosen to sign with the Golden State Warriors.
In a letter posted to The Player’s Tribune, Durant acknowledged the 9 years he’s spent with Oklahoma City, thanking them for their class and support.
It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career,” he wrote. “I will miss Oklahoma City, and the role I have had in building this remarkable team. I will forever cherish the relationships within the organization—the friends and teammates that I went to war with on the court for nine years, and all the fans and people of the community. They have always had my back unconditionally, and I cannot be more grateful for what they have meant to my family and to me.
ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that KD will sign for 2 years, $54 million on a contract that includes a Player Option for Year 2.
Kevin Durant will sign a two-year deal with the Warriors at $54.3 million, league sources say, with a Player Option for Year 2
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016
The 2016-2017 season can’t start soon enough.