Monday, 23 April, 2018

Kevin Durant to opt out, redo deal with Warriors

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Domingo Copeland | 13 April, 2018, 03:57

Through the trials and tribulations of the regular season, Warriors players and head coach Steve Kerr have maintained that the Warriors' issues with complacency and boredom should be significantly allayed once they reach the playoffs and begin to play truly meaningful games.

The Warriors will be without Stephen Curry, who is recovering after knee surgery, and that's an obvious blow to their offense.

If you're a fan of a team that isn't the Warriors and your hope is that this means your team can sell Durant and leaving the bay area, I have some bad news.

Curry's impending return won't change these differences back to normalcies - still expected to have an adaptation period.

Durant had re-signed with the Warriors at a discount last summer, signing a two-year deal worth $51 million to allow the team to re-sign players such as Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

Additionally, for the first time since the Warriors juggernaut formed, they enter the playoffs with questions about "flipping the switch".

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He's having a great season this year, but he hasn't been at peak form.

The Warriors effectively conceded the top seed in the West and home-court advantage to the Rockets last month.

Most in the National Basketball Association world believe the answer is yes, mainly because the Warriors have noted all season long that this year would be a grind as they wait for the playoffs, their true season, to begin.

And while Oklahoma City hasn't played well enough that the Warriors should fear them, the possibility of a breakout is always looming for the Thunder, and no team would want to be on the other side of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams figuring it all out. He's also turned himself into one of the league's peskiest defenders. That is, the repetitions needed to be that good aren't there.

The Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans are the longest shots of the playoff teams at 300-1. He has added a defensive element to his game this year making him one of, if not the best two-way player in the National Basketball Association.

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