Kevin Durant believes the Golden State Warriors will make the necessary sacrifices to keep the core of their roster together.
"It's a special team, a special group," Durant said. "It's a business of basketball, obviously, so nothing is for sure, but here, I feel like we can work that out and everybody will have a chance to do this again next year. It's easier said than done, obviously, but that's the goal. We want to keep this thing together and see how we can continue to keep getting better."
If Durant takes about $4 million less than his max next season and waits to sign a long-term deal, the Warriors won't need to use cap space to re-sign Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.
Durant said Wednesday that he recently began to contemplate his next move.
"The last couple of days I've thought about it," he said. "But like I said, we'll all figure something out. We'll work something out. Like I said, I want to be here. We just won a championship, man. Let's see if we can do it again. That's the thing.
"Winning a championship is the ultimate goal and everybody here experienced that, and we want to experience it again."