Golden State's Kevin Durant is planning to engage four teams – the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, New York Knicks and Warriors – in discussions following the opening of NBA free agency on Sunday, league sources told ESPN.
There Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, front-office sources told ESPN.
Durant's decision-making process could extend into next week, league sources told ESPN.
Durant invited teams for more formal presentation as a free agent in 2016, but his and Kleiman's level of knowledge on the teams, owners, executives and roster offers suggest a less formal face-to-face process might be necessary this time. Durant and Kleiman have been in New York since the All-NBA
Durant declined his $ 31.5 million option to become an unrestricted free agent. The Warriors are planning to offer him a five-year, $ 221 million max contract; The Clippers, Knicks and Nets can offer him a four-year, $ 164 million deal.
Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP with the Warriors, suffered a torn right Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals earlier this month, 2019-20 season to fully rehabilitate the injury. Every team pursuing him is offered a full contract.