Kevin Durant re-signs with the Warriors for two years, $61.5M


In Games 1 and 2 against the Rockets, Durant averaged 37.5 points on 55.1 percent shooting.

Aaron Gordon is staying in Orlando for big money.

Unlike most free agent signings, this deal needs little justification as a result of the past two seasons, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to highlight what will make the Warriors so dominant next season and possibly beyond thanks to this favorable new contract.

Gordon is going into his fifth season. He set a new career high for blocks per game this season as well, and increased his assist per game numbers from his first season with the Warriors as well, only falling a tenth per game short of his career high.

Julius Randle (restricted): He's quietly turned into a promising young player with the Lakers, averaging 16.1 points and 8 rebounds last season while shooting almost 56 percent from the field.

The Warriors, meanwhile, were quiet in the opening day-and-a-half of free agency.

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That would effectively end the rumor that LeBron James and Kevin Durant were going to team up in Los Angeles to play for the Lakers.

But he agreed quickly this time to a one-year, $24.1 million deal and will finally be part of the Mavs.

Los Angeles also provides James with a larger platform for his business interests and social activism. Per the report, the third year of the deal is a player option. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.

Jamal Crawford may want to join the Warriors. He averaged 26.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG, and 5.4 APG last season. At 33 years old, Ariza will be a good mentor to an up and coming team in the Phoenix Suns.

He could help the Heat in at least two ways — one being depth, the other being affordability. That also was expected as he wanted to do whatever he could to give the franchise financial flexibility to keep the core of the team intact to chase more titles.

Jones is playing in Summer League for the Heat, starting Monday in Sacramento. Grant's agent, Happy Walters, confirmed Grant's decision in a text message to The Associated Press.

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ESPN reported it is a four-year deal that will be worth $160 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity today because the deal can not be signed until Friday.

However, Durant maintained over the course of the season that he would always resign in the Bay Area, dampening rumours of a potential exit before they had even begun. He's earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. The Denver Nuggets won 46 games last season and they missed the playoffs by one-game. With free agency officially opening up at midnight, every one of the King's actions will be under the heaviest possible scrutiny.

Kevin Durant (player option): Has expressed his desire to remain with the Warriors.

The Lakers have always been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space this summer than any team in the National Basketball Association.

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