Golden State Kevin Durant plans to engage four teams – Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, New York Knicks and Warriors – in the opening debates of the free NBA agency on Sunday, sources said for ESPN.
is expected to be a face-to-face combination of meetings and communications with Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, according to ESPN front office sources.
Durant's decision-making process may last until next week, sources of the league said about ESPN.
Durant invited the teams to more formal presentations as a free agent in 2016, but his level of knowledge of Kleiman's teams, owners, executives and proposals suggests a less formal face-to-face process. this time is necessary. Durant and Clyman were in New York after the NBA star's surgery to repair Achilles' torn tendon and plan to communicate with the teams, sources said Durant had denied $ 31.5 million worth of play. free agent. The wars are planning to offer him a five-year contract for $ 221 million; Clippers, Nix and Nets could offer him a four-year deal, $ 164 million.
Durant, a two-time MVP Finals NBA with the Warriors, took the torn Achilles in Match 5 of the NBA Finals earlier this month and is expected to need the 2019-20 season to fully recover the damage. Any team that pursues it is expected to offer him a full maximum contract.