After Kevin Durant missed the previous nine contests with a strained calf, KD scored 11 points in 12 minutes during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, but suffered an Achilles injury that is feared to be a tear.
If an MRI confirms Durant’s Achilles is torn, he could miss the entire 2019-20 campaign.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski believes Kevin Durant’s player option to remain with the Golden State Warriors in 2019-20 is a “last resort” for the prospective free agent.
Wojnarowski noted Durant likely won’t opt in unless no other team is willing to take a chance on him: If he opts in, Durant will make $31.5 million next season, but Wojnarowski noted that even a short-term deal in free agency with the Warriors or another team would allow him to make at least $38 million per year.
The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams that have been linked to KD. What do you think will be the fate of KD next season? New Team? Same Team? Let us know in the comments.