It's a win on multiple levels for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors. Durant, the NBA Finals MVP for the past two seasons, is expected to sign a contract that will pay him up to around $30 million for the 2018-19 season and a player option worth up to about $31 million for the 2019-20 season, the Mercury News reported.
The Golden State Warriors aren't expecting any surprises this summer.
Marcus Thompson of The Athletic reports that Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are already lobbying general manager Bob Myers to sign the guard. If so, it would save the Warriors north of $5 million against next year's cap, increasing the likelihood that the champs use their mid-level exception in free agency.
Crawford, 38, has spent nearly half his life in the National Basketball Association, playing for seven teams including the Warriors in 2008-09. Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both of those games - then had to watch the Warriors sweep the Cavaliers for the National Basketball Association title.
Durant, a nine-time All-Star, averaged 26.4 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.
The Lakers have always been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space this summer than any team in the National Basketball Association.
Beyond the big names at the top, this is an incredibly deep free-agent class. But going to LA on Saturday doesn't necessarily provide any hint about his team for next season, since James has homes in Southern California.
Thunder • Forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with a player option the third year.