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Warriors willing to give Kevin Durant 'whatever he wants'

A now two-time Finals MVP, Durant is eligible for a four-year a deal worth $160 million, and Myers is prepared to provide it.


Kahron Spearman


Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers anticipates a speedy negotiation between both two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and head coach Steve Kerr.

 

Durant is eligible for a four-year a deal worth $160 million, and Myers is prepared to provide it. Durant has said already said he wanted to hang around and winning a pair of titles (and two Finals MVPs) in his first two seasons as a Warrior probably helps.

Sometimes you don't negotiate. I'd love to have him for 10 years. Kevin Durant, look what he did for us last year. He did us a great service. He's earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. I just want him to sign a deal. But [I] want him to be happy and want him to know that we want him as long as he wants to be here.

"He's earned that, to kind of lay out the terms. He can do whatever he wants," Myers said. "That shouldn't be a long negotiation. Our goal, to be honest, is to try to keep the whole thing together, so that's the pieces of the puzzle we've got to try to figure out."

 

Kerr has a year remaining on his initial five-year contract. He's expressed a desire to coach Golden State long term and doesn't expect difficulties with a new deal.

 

"We'll get that done pretty quick," he said, per ESPN. "I don't think it'll be much to it."

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