DURANT AGREES TO 2-YEAR DEAL WITH WARRIORS
The NBA Finals MVP gladly accepted a pay cut.
One day shy of a year after announcing his decision to join the powerhouse Warriors, Kevin Durant took far less than he could have to help make sure they stay winners and chase more championships. K.D. agreed to terms Monday on a contract worth approximately $53 million over two years.
Still exhilarated from his first career title, Durant has made it clear he hopes to build a dynasty alongside Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Durant’s new contract calls for about $25 million in the first year with a player option for the second season.
Durant waited as Golden State general manager Bob Myers signed the other free agents — Curry for a record $201 million over five years; 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala on a threeyear contract with $48 million guaranteed; fellow key reserves Shaun Livingston for $24 million and three years, and David West on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum $2.3 million.
Collison rejoins Pacers.
Free-agent guard Darren Collison agreed to a twoyear, $20 million deal to rejoin the Pacers, league sources told ESPN.
The deal includes a partial guarantee in the second year of the contract, league sources said.
Lakers sign draft picks.
EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.» The Lakers signed first-round draft picks Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.
Ball is expected to make $33.4 million over four years in his contract slot as the second overall pick.