Kevin Durant taking a discount to help the Warriors is another form of player power

Durant’s decision saved his franchise owners money, but the whole point of free agency is that it provides him the choice to make that call himself.

Kevin Durant took a sharper discount than expected upon agreeing to a new deal with the Golden State Warriors this week. Reports indicate he’ll sign for two years and $53 million, a good deal less than the $63 million over two years he was expected to take. Even that is a haircut on Durant’s natural max of two years and $72 million, which...


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