Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Paul George Headline Top Free-Agent Signings

01 July, 2018, 16:11 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Report Draymond Green Kevin Durant lobbying for Warriors to sign Jamal Crawford

Golden State has won back-to-back championships and Durant has earned two straight Finals MVP awards during his time with the team. But that doesn't mean Durant is looking for the long-term deal many will seek in the free agent market. But hey, free agency started for real at midnight Eastern time Sunday, and we were handed early contracts for Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Paul George - not to mention a few surprises.

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic reports that Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are already lobbying general manager Bob Myers to sign the guard. By the time he arrived around midday - after his flight plan was tracked online - reporters and at least one news helicopter were waiting for the Cavaliers star, who chose to become an unrestricted free agent and not opt in to a $35.6 million deal for this coming season.

Durant's return to the Warriors coincides with Paul George's recent announcement of resigning with OKC while at a party at Russell Westbrooks' home.

The 33-year-old averaged 18.6 points and 7.9 assists in 58 regular season games for Houston, but his hamstring injury and absence in the final two games of the Western Conference Finals doomed the Rockets against Golden State.


Three of the NBA's biggest stars are off the market. The exact terms of his contract aren't now public, but Yahoo Sports is reporting Kerr will at least double the $5 million per year that he was making before.

Thunder • Forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with a player option the third year.

Salary cap • The NBA released the official cap and tax numbers for the coming season on Saturday night - the salary cap is $101,869,000, and the tax level is $123,733,000.

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