Report: Kevin Durant declines Warriors option, will become a free agent

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NEW YORK (KXAN) — Kevin Durant is set to become an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN’s ultimate insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

Durant is declining his $31.5 million option with the Golden State Warriors and will evaluate his potential summer suitors from New York.

Even after the ruptured Achilles tendon suffered during the NBA Finals, Durant will have his pick of any NBA franchise for the maximum amount of money as a free agent.

Durant is unlikely to play in the 2019-20 season as he recovers from the Achilles injury, but it hasn’t affected his stock as one of the best players in the NBA. His rehabilitation is expected to take at least nine months.

Potential landing spots for the former Texas Longhorn include: the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors, according to national reports.

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