DU­RANT AGREES TO 2-YEAR DEAL WITH WAR­RIORS

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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.

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