Kevin Durant agrees to two-year deal with Warriors

He also said he was willing to take a pay cut for the Dubs to do so, but no one expected him to take $9 million less than he could have made.Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.Free agent swingman Andre Iguodala has agreed a three-year deal to remain with the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, with the 33-year-old reserve confirming the move on Twitter.Livingston chose happiness (and rings) over money and signed to make $8 million annually over the next three years. That’s well more than $100 million more than any team has cost in a single season in league history – and that’s with Draymond Green one year away from signing a max contract of his own. He would likely command a huge deal next year but his sacrifice this season keeps the nucleus of a championship dynasty together for another campaign. This deal is somewhat confusing at the moment, but Durant’s decision could be clarified in the days to come if the Warriors find a way to snag a coveted free agent with some of the extra room created by this contract.Rookie stud Patrick McCaw and fellow youngsters Kevin Looney and Damian Jones are also set to return next season. The defending champions have five free agents from last season’s team with Matt Barnes, Ian Clark, James Michael McAdoo, JaVale McGee, and Zaza Pachulia. Now, he’s drawing interest from the Clippers, Suns and Heat. By opting out this summer, he already had given the team about as much latitude as possible to build a roster that looks a lot like the one on the floor last season. “I think sometimes guys get in trouble when they try to use leverage with another team, and they don’t think they’re ever gonna go there but they try to use them as leverage – I never take that approach”. While not making that big of a splash this time around, the Warriors have remained busy en route to most recently signing former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young.So, this development, while a little surprising, does make sense. Durant is where he wants to be, in the Bay Area, with this organization.