Perhaps this traumatic experience will bring Durant closer to the remaining warriors. The Warriors, after seeing Durant make a huge sacrifice to win the championship, may offer him a maximum salary contract. A number of league sources told reporters that regardless of Durants injury, they expect the Warriors will still give Durant a top-salary contract. Of course, another option for the Warriors is to offer a contract extension below the top salary, alienate Durant and eventually lose him in the free agent market.
Durants injury also affects the choices of other potential suitors. They have to make tough choices that may affect the overall League and future Championship ownership. It has been rumored that Durant will go to the Knicks. According to several League sources, they believe the Knicks will still give Durant a Top-Paying contract. The Nets are similar to Nicks in their plans to recruit Irving and Durant at the same time. Durants injury triggered a chain reaction. Will the pursuer dare to pursue his partners No. 2 star after seeing him injured? After seeing Durants experience, will other free agents be more eager to sign a maximum and long-term contract to ensure maximum benefits?