With the regular season set to kickoff tomorrow the 17th of October, The Warriors are still looked at as favorites to win the championship but only if they retain their star players in Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry together.
Kevin Durant re-signed with Golden State in July for two years, the second being a player option that he’ll almost certainly opt out of next summer. Could the 2014 MVP leave the Warriors dynasty and go elsewhere?
“It’s not even on my mind,” team owner Joe Lacob said, according to The Mercury News’ Mark Medina. “There’s no more uncertainty this year than there was last. He’s been on a one-year deal each year. So I don’t really understand what all the hullabaloo is about. …
“He loves being a part of our organization and being a part of the Bay Area. He’s earned the right to be a free agent or do whatever he wants in terms of contract status. I would let it play out and see what happens. I’m not too worried about it.”
Durant averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 boards, and 5.4 assists in his second campaign with the Warriors. He’s been named Finals MVP in each of the last two seasons.