Having been vanquished by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors took a major step to change that result during the free agency process by winning the Kevin Durant sweepstakes.
“It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career,” Durant said.
Durant signed a two-year deal with the Warriors for $54 million, though the second year is a player option.
Kevin Durant will sign a two-year deal with the Warriors at $54.3 million, league sources say, with a Player Option for Year 2
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 4, 2016
Golden State’s move was a clear indication that they plan on returning to the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. That could possibly set the stage for a third straight finals matchup between the Cavaliers and Warriors, though two NBA teams reaching the final round for three straight years has never been done before.