Kevin Durant declines his player option, will become a free agent

Kyrie Irving Kevin Durant

The two-time NBA champion suffered an Achilles injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals that will likely sideline him for the entirety of the upcoming season.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Durant has opted out of his 2019-20 deal with the Golden State Warriors to become a free agent. Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, are in NY and are evaluating Durant's free agency options, Wojnarowski reports, and the process has remained private.

Check out the audio below as Bucher explains why he thinks all signs point to Durant in a Knicks uniform next season.

Take that for whatever it was worth, potentially as a playful shot at the Knicks, long predicted to have free agent success. Neither of those players are in the same class as a Durant and Leonard, so teams that are willing to sign them to max deals probably want them as their second-biggest or third-biggest star. The NBA Free Agency period begins on June 30. Their hopes once seemed greater, until the end of the regular season arrived, and the team finished 17-65 and did not win the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

"One of the things that is being discussed right now is that the Golden State Warriors would offer Kevin Durant a five-year contract, $57 million extra than he could get signing elsewhere, let him rehab and then work with him to be traded", Windhorst said on an appearance of Get Up.

At present, the top teams on Durant's wish list are unclear.

Listen to National Basketball Association insider Ric Bucher join The Herd to talk with Colin Cowherd about the developing reports around superstar free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

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