Windhorst: Warriors intend to offer KD and Klay 5-year max contracts

Golden State seems willing to break the bank to retain their core

Matthew Ashlock
June 14, 2019 - 9:36 am

Appearing on ESPN's First Take, Brian Windhorst reported that the Warriors front office will look to go deep into the luxury tax and max both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson:

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“It is my understanding in talking to people with the Warriors organization is that their intention is to continue and offer Kevin Durant a full five-year max contract and to offer Klay a full five-year max contract."

Both players suffered two of the worst injuries in sports in a matter of 72 hours during the NBA Finals.

Durant, 30, suffered a ruptured Achilles during his return in Game 5. He is expected to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 NBA season.

Thompson, 29, suffered a torn ACL after a weird landing on a fastbreak dunk in Game 6. Typical recovery times for an ACL tear can range anywhere from 6-12 months.

Whenever they are ready to play basketball again, the Warriors are hoping to see them stay in the Bay. Free agency begins on June 30.

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