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Warriors to face Spurs in first round of 2018 playoffs

Warriors to face Spurs in first round of 2018 playoffs”

Haynes reports that Durant's plan includes agreeing to a new, restructured deal with Golden State, although it is still up in the air whether Durant will take a short-term deal that gives him the flexibility to control his future or if he'll take a longer deal that keeps him with the Warriors.

The 29-year-old's Golden State tenure has worked out splendidly in terms of team success, as the Warriors won 67 regular-season games in 2016-17 en route to their second championship in three years.

The 29-year-old then took center stage against the Cleveland Cavaliers whom the Warriors extracted revenge upon from the previous year, winning the series 4-1 to secure a second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons.

Kevin Durant had previously turned down a player option for the Golden State Warriors.

The San Antonio Spurs announced today their local broadcast schedule for the first round in the best-of-seven NBA Playoffs series against the Golden State Warriors. The discount allowed the team to re-sign Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala, something general manager Bob Myers appreciated.

However negotiations pan out, expect the roots Durant has planted in the Bay Area to continue spreading and the Warriors to remain among the NBA's elite teams. Durant could earn $35 million next season.

Because of this, Durant signed a two-year contract worth $53 million, with a player option for the third year.

In early March, Durant told The Athletic: "It made sense to do the one-year deal".

Scratch that, it does get better: the Rockets - a team that will place the offensive burdens on their two best players, James Harden and Chris Paul, via a bevy of isolation plays - will have to go through one of the most talented teams in the West (led by an elite center and wing), Minnesota, and then they'll get to play a battle-tested Utah or Oklahoma City, with both teams standing out as at least tough matchups for Houston (or anybody, for that matter).

"I just feel like there was so much movement in our lineups", said the former MVP, according to Anthony Slater of The Athetic. "But I'm enjoying every moment of it, so I'm not trying to look too far down the line", Durant said.

With Curry out, it's up to Kevin Durant to play like a superstar. He ends the campaign with an average of 26.4 points, 5.4 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game.



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