Report: Kevin Durant will re-sign with Warriors

Report: Kevin Durant will re-sign with Warriors

It isn't official yet, but Kevin Durant isn't going to leave Golden State this summer.

Durant will decline his 2017-18 player option, become a free agent (briefly) on July 1, and then re-sign with the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

A couple of weeks ago, ESPN reported that Durant is willing to take less than a max deal in order to help Golden State retain some free agents.

One key free agent -- Andre Iguodala.

And on Monday morning, The Vertical's Shams Charania reported that Iguodala will seriously consider other teams in free agency.

For many months, Durant has let it be known that he plans on staying with the Warriors long-term.

Last summer, he considered the Celtics, Clippers, Heat, Spurs and Thunder before eventually picking the Warriors.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Kevin Durant explains why the Warriors need to shoot more 3-pointers

Kevin Durant explains why the Warriors need to shoot more 3-pointers

It's a very small sample size, but the Warriors aren't shooting many 3-pointers so far this season.

Through three games, Golden State is averaging 24.7 attempts per game from beyond the arc -- the fifth fewest in the NBA.

Here is where the Warriors ranked the previous four seasons under coach Steve Kerr:
2014-15 = 27.0 attempts = 4th most
2015-16 = 31.6 attempts = most
2016-17 = 31.2 attempts = 5th most
2017-18 = 28.9 attempts = 17th most

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The Warriors went 7 of 29 from distance Sunday night in Denver, and are shooting 32.4 percent as a team this season (24th in the NBA). But after the loss, Kevin Durant did not sound concerned.

"I think Klay's been getting great looks, obviously Steph's been knocking them down," he told reporters in the locker room. "I'm 1 for 10 on the season, so luckily we got 79 more games to go to get the rhythm back, so hopefully we start knocking them down. We need to get a couple more up just for the flow of the game.

"We put them on the line 42 times. For us, we like the flow, we like to get a few possessions in a row -- tire teams out with our movement, our body movement, ball movement.

"But the fouls, getting in the bonus early in the quarters, it has a little bit of an effect on us."

Durant is correct in that Klay is getting great looks from deep because he is:
1 for 1 on "tight" 3-pointers
0 for 6 on "open" 3-pointers
1 for 9 on "wide open" 3-pointers

Durant, meanwhile, isn't getting greak looks because he is:
0 for 5 on "tight" 3-pointers
1 for 4 on "open" 3-pointers
0 for 1 on "wide-open" 3-pointers

Steph Curry is 16 for 34 from 3-point range, while the rest of the team is 8-for-40 combined ...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller


Warriors vs. Suns live stream: Watch NBA game online on MyTeams

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Warriors vs. Suns live stream: Watch NBA game online on MyTeams

A night after facing one of the game's best bigs, the Warriors get a look at one of the most promising.

2018 No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton will play his first regular-season game against Golden State on Monday night. The rookie out of Arizona struggled in his second NBA game on Saturday, scoring only 5 points on 2-of-7 shooting in a loss to the Denver Nuggets. 

The Warriors know that feeling, as they lost 100-98 to Denver on Sunday. The Dubs struggled to keep the Nuggets off the free-throw line, while Stephen Curry remains the only player consistently making 3-point shots. 

Here's how you can watch Warriors-Nuggets, as well as Warriors Pregame Live and Postgame Live, live online.

When: Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. PT (pregame show at 6:30 p.m.)?
Live Stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app

Desktop users can stream the game by clicking this link.