Kevin Durant reportedly might have taken even less money if Andre Iguodala left

Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Warriors for a first-year salary of about $25 million, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. That’s around $10 million less than if Durant had signed for his absolute maximum (which was functionally impossible for reasons that’ll take way too long to explain) and a tad under $7 million less than the most he could have taken with the Warriors bringing back Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala.

But what if Iguodala really left the Warriors? Turns out, Durant would have sacrificed more, not less, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick. That way, the Warriors could have signed free agent Rudy Gay as an Iguodala replacement.

Gay is a worse player than Iguodala and is coming off a torn Achilles, so it seems odd on the surface that KD would take more of a Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike pay cut to Cheap NBA Jerseys From USA welcome him. But due to NBA salary-cap rules, he’d actually have to do so.

The Hawks released an identical statement following Carr’s account. A lawyer defending Hayes did not wish to comment.

The Rockets won the next two championships once Alexander bought the team in ’93, and the Houston Comets earned the first four WNBA titles once Alexander founded the team in ’97. Only the Spurs have a better record than the Rockets in the 24 years since Alexander joined the NBA. They haven’t been back to the title round since those early years, but it’s a stable, profitable franchise with a superstar in his prime locked up until 2023. That’s incredibly valuable, as are the promised playoff runs to come.

Some new owner is going to be very, very happy.

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