Kevin Durant rumors are circling throughout the NBA after the Warriors star went down with an Achilles injury in Game 5. How will this injury affect the future of KD and his impending free agency? We’ve got you covered with the latest reports.
The Status of His Injury
Shortly after Game 5, it was announced that Durant suffered an Achilles injury. Although the significance of the injury has yet to be revealed, Durant underwent an MRI yesterday and the team fears it’s a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon. Durant confirmed those fears via his Instagram on Wednesday afternoon after undergoing surgery.
Back to Golden State?
After suffering a likely significant Achilles injury that will sideline Durant for the foreseeable future, speculation has arisen regarding the possibility of Durant opting into his current Warriors contract. If he opts in, Durant would return to Golden State next season on a $31.5 million deal.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, opting in seems unlikely at this point in time.
KD on the Move?
Even with the possibility of Durant sidelined all next year, multiple teams remain interested in signing KD to a long-term max deal.