Golden State's Kevin Durant to return to the Philippines

Golden State's Kevin Durant to return to the Philippines

Golden State's Kevin Durant to return to the Philippines

Unlike their previous two seasons, the Golden State Warriors are reportedly likely to only carry 14 players in their roster this upcoming season, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "They're the champions until somebody knocks them off".

As mentioned by The Athletic, the Warriors signed a similar player a year ago in Nick Young.

National Basketball Association free agency begins on Sunday.

This is the third consecutive summer that there has been speculation about Crawford joining the Warriors. ESPN reported he is signing a four-year deal that will be worth $160 million.

It would represent the second consecutive summer that Durant has taken less to help the Warriors maintain or add to their championship core. However, he said all along that he had no intention of signing elsewhere.

"Green and Durant are already lobbying".

Shortly after the Warriors' finals sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers, owner Bob Myers told reporters that the Warriors would give Durant "whatever he wants" in free agency. Former teammate Blake Griffin and coach Doc Rivers were part of a contingent that went to his house and stayed with him until the deal was official. He was named to the All-NBA First Team for the sixth time in his career.

A potential deal would see the silky ball-handler return to the team he played 54 games for in the 2008-09 season when he was traded by the New York Knicks. Golden State's use of the near $6 million exception would cost the organization about $25 million due to it being well over the luxury tax threshold for multiple seasons.

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