Kevin Durant is still expected to demand a massive long-term contract this off-season, even if he tore his Achilles and will miss the entire season next year. His backup plan, which is considered a last resort, is to opt-in with the Warriors.
If KD does opt-in, the Warriors will have to pay him $31.5 million next season and he won’t step foot on the court. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski went on “Get Up” on Wednesday morning to break it all down.
"I think opting in is the last resort."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 12, 2019
If I’m KD and I get the unfortunate news that my Achilles is torn, I’m opting in and making the Warriors pay me $31.5 million to rehab. Then I’m hitting free agency.
It was Golden State’s medical team that botched this and they should have to pay up for doing so.
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