Report: Kevin Durant will opt out of contract this summer to sign restructured deal


Kevin Durant reportedly won't opt into his 2018-19 player option this summer, and will become an unrestricted, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes. 

Citing league sources, Haynes reported that Durant will opt out in order to restructure his deal. Last summer, he did the same thing, signing a contract worth nearly $10 million less than the maximum that allowed the Warriors to keep Andre Iguodala and Sean Livingston.

Durant can't sign the full, five-year max contract this summer, as the Warriors don't yet have his Bird Rights. However, he's eligible to sign a four-year max contract, since Golden State has his early Bird Rights.

On Tuesday, Durant concluded his second regular season with the Warriors, and averaged 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and a career-high 1.8 blocks per game entering the night. 

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