Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted free agent, an expected move for the NBA Finals MVP who said he plans to do his part to keep the core of the champion Warriors intact to chase more titles. A person with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed Durant’s intentions Thursday, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made.
August 2, 2021 | 5:20 pm EDT Update
Jason Jones: “He works harder than anybody around him.” Bobby Jackson on Davion Mitchell after summer league practice. Said Mitchell is tough, competitive and he likes his work ethic. Said Mitchell worked out twice before the team practiced.
August 2, 2021 | 5:12 pm EDT Update
Some around the league believe the Dallas Mavericks will consider trading for Goran Dragic should he end up going to Toronto in the Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade deal with Miami, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski mentioned. Dallas can be added as a third team in the Lowry sign-and-trade deal where they get Dragic. The Mavericks can also trade for Dragic separately with Toronto. Both avenues can happen using Dallas’ cap space.