Kevin Durant hopes contract negotiating will be done on July 1st.
He wasn’t shy when he said he hopes he wears an Oklahoma City jersey for a long time.
He also said he will not be dissapointed if things do not get done by July 1st.
“I’m not going to be disappointed at all because I like playing the game,” Durant said. “I have the chance to play again the year after that. I won’t be disappointed because I’m still going to play the game of basketball, but I would like to have something done by the end of the season.”
But lets keep it real, the guy deserves a big time contract. We can start saying he is in the same class with Kobe and Lebron.
Durant was the number 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft and won rookie of the year award. This past season, he was selected to his first All Star Game and averaged 30 ppg to become the youngest ever to lead the league in scoring.
He is still signed to his rookie contract, in which the Thunder will pay him 5 million dollars next year. The Thunder are way under salary cap and can pay Durant triple times that on July 1st.
Hopefully, the Thunder does the right thing and signs this guy on for what he’s worth.
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Behind Durant, who finished second in the voting for the NBA’s most improved player last season, the Thunder increased their win total from 23 to 50 before being eliminated by the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.