Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

This Is How the Warriors Won the 2018 NBA Championship

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green AFP Klay Thompson and Draymond Green AFP
Rita Gibson | 12 June, 2018, 22:46

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant, the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP, told ESPN on Friday that he could see himself walking away from the game at 35 years of age, five seasons from now.

The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of an incredible era of basketball. It felt to me like the whole year we were just trying to get to the playoffs and that's not a very healthy way to do it, but we didn't have much choice.

"It's not about the record", Durant said last week.

"We just don't have a lot of vehicles to add players, as far as financial or cap space or even the non-taxpayer mid-level [exception] - things that you'd normally have, we don't have", Myers said. The most obvious line in the video is "Looking like straight bozos, I saw it coming, that's why I went solo", which is Westbrook's way of calling the Golden State Warriors - specifically KD - bozos for teaming up in Golden State while he is perfectly fine running the show alone in Oklahoma City.

Durant, who turns 30 in September, could ink a four-year deal in July. Durant's free-agent decision isn't shrouded in mystery. "I got a chance to tell him congratulations on everything and he said 'Hey listen, if there's any chance you want to change your mind and play another year, you can always come here.' But it's all tongue in cheek man".

Deontay Wilder 'agrees' to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK
"But I think they are slowly realizing that without Anthony Joshua , the future is not too bright and rosy for Deontay Wilder ". Wilder, 32, accepted the terms offered by Joshua's promoters, Matchroom Sport, late on Monday evening.

Kerr plans to take it easy for the next several months and not work much as Myers handles the contracts and money, while leaving summer league coaching duties to Willie Green.

Myers also made it clear that the team will focus mainly on re-signing Durant this offseason.

He doesn't expect any difficulties in getting a deal worked out.

With Durant due to hit free agency after next season, the Warriors have already begun working to ensure that they can keep him around, and general manager Bob Myers seems to have a strategy for keeping negotiations simple, telling reporters on Monday that he's prepared to give Durant "whatever he wants".

How it all shakes out is anyone's guess, but the Warriors know it has to shake - at least a bit - if they're going to be back in the same position this time next year.

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