The Golden State Warriors aren't seriously exploring the possibility of a delayed sign-and-trade of Kevin Durant.

There has been speculation in the media that the Warriors could sign Durant to a five-year, $221 million contract with the understanding that they trade him to his preferred destination at a later date. Durant will almost certainly miss the entire 19-20 season recovering from his Achilles injury.

For the Warriors, the path would be perilous due to the possibility of a CBA circumvention issue as well as expensive and internally awkward.