Kevin Durant's Contract Plans For Offseason Are Revealed

Warriors more concerned with playing well than taking night off against the Jazz

Warriors more concerned with playing well than taking night off against the Jazz

They'll face the Kawhi Leonard-less San Antonio Spurs in the first round, a team so disciplined and well-coached that they can make any series a challenge.

Another NBA Finals victory would be the second of Durant's career and second since he's played for Golden State. Frankly, given how successful Utah has been against the Warriors this year, I don't know which way things would have gone, even with Curry on the court. That's a lot of talent to stop.

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.

House speaker Paul Ryan reportedly says he won't seek re-election
More than 30 Republicans in the House and Senate have announced that they plan to leave Congress by the beginning of 2019. Ryan had made tax cuts a centerpiece of his legislative agenda, and Congress delivered on that late a year ago .

Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder applies pressure as Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks for a shot during the first half of a National Basketball Association game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 3, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Should they advance, they'll play the victor of the Portland Trail Blazers-New Orleans Pelicans series. I'm confident that we'll be ready to play, and I'm excited to play.

The two-time league MVP has been out since March 23 with a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Perhaps most impressively, he's protecting the rim for Golden State and averaging 1.8 blocks per game. You could ask for better news if you were Golden State. He has added a defensive element to his game this year making him one of, if not the best two-way player in the National Basketball Association.

Now, Houston is a historically great team - that's not discussed enough - but there's no debating that they have the tougher path to the Western Conference Finals than the Warriors.

Bill Cosby trial delayed over juror probe
After she was wrestled to the ground and taken away in handcuffs, Rochelle was charged with disorderly conduct and released. The actor's retrial opened on Monday, with his defence team expected to focus on one of the accusers' previous conviction.

The Warriors had been in the top four in defensive efficiency for the previous four seasons. "But I'm enjoying every moment of it, so I'm not trying to look too far down the line", Durant said.

Haynes says there isn't much of an incentive for either Durant or the Warriors to seek out yet another reduced-price deal and that Durant has a number of options in front of him: Another two-year deal at an increased salary with a player option after the first year, opening up the possibility of Durant signing the biggest contract in National Basketball Association history in 2019; a four-year max contract worth about $158 million; or a three-year contract with an opt-out after the second season, creating the chance of an even bigger contract plus a no-trade clause down the line, when the salary cap is expected to increase.

Arizona deploys 225 National Guard members to border
Abbott told the San Antonio radio station KTSA that Texas would increase the number of troops it deploys by 300 each week. He said that based on his conversations with President Trump and other officials, there's no end date on the deployment.

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