While Kevin Durant will be a free agent again this offseason, he has been widely expected to re-sign again with the Warriors.
“Oh, you want to start this up?” Durant said when asked the question on Friday.
Durant was asked if it is as much of a foregone conclusion that he will re-sign with the Warriors as the NBA believes it to be.
“I'm not even thinking about that,” Durant said. “I'm here. I'm here. I ain't even thought about it.”
Durant was asked whether he is 100 percent certain he'll re-sign.
“Yeah,” Durant said. “Yeah.”
When Durant left the Thunder for the Warriors, he signed a two-year deal with an opt-out after Year 1.
Durant took nearly $10 million less than his max to allow the Warriors to re-sign Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.
Durant could wait until 2019 to sign a long-term contract when he can sign a five-year deal at 35 percent of the cap. Durant could sign a four-year max at 35 percent of the cap as the Warriors have his early-Bird Rights.
“Who knows?” Durant said. “The money is not important to me. I've made so much over my career. But I do know that I want to be here, I love playing here.”
Durant could take another discount of it is deemed helpful.
“Who knows? Who knows how I'll feel? Who knows what'll happen, what we'll need at that time?” Durant said. “But like I said, money is not my concern, I'm concerned with my joy and happiness. I made so much money — to be honest, I could live what I've made off forever.”