Durant, Warriors agree to short-term deal

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According to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, Durant-the two-time NBA Finals MVP-re-signed with the Golden State Warriors on a two-year, $61.5 million deal.

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China at Universidade Center on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. But the Warriors seem confident that he can keep coaching for a long time, especially after signing him to this extension.

Durant will likely become a free agent in 2019 and sign a multi-year deal starting around $38 million.

Paul and the Rockets appeared primed to dethrone the Warriors after they took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals, but a hamstring injury that sidelined Houston's floor general ultimately derailed those hopes.

The Houston Rockets also made sure their backcourt wouldn't undergo any big renovations by reportedly bringing Paul back into the fold on a four-year, $160 million max contract, per Wojnarowski. It will be enough to get Myers on the phone with Crawford's agent, Aaron Goodwin, when the free agency period begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The Lakers have always been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space this summer than any team in the National Basketball Association.

But if James is going to be the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers, it's already fairly evident that not everyone in the National Basketball Association will be thrilled. "Process that", 76ers star Joel Embiid wrote on Twitter. A person familiar with the terms says Gay has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to be back in silver and black next season.

A potential deal would see the silky ball-handler return to the team he played 54 games for in the 2008-09 season when he was traded by the New York Knicks. Grant's agent, Happy Walters, confirmed Grant's decision in a text message to The Associated Press.

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