Durant never hinted he wouldnt sign an extension. He's said many times he enjoys OKC and it fits his personality. This isnt a surprise at all.
Is 5yrs $85mil the most OKC could offer him in an extension? I know there are rules of how much you can make given the years in the NBA. I wonder what the yearly breakdown looks like. Trying to figure out what player in the NBA signed a similar deal to get a sense of how the year to year salaries look.
I believe that is the most they could extend him. I know Brandon Roy signed a max extension after his rookie year worh 82 million.
good point made on 1st and 10 comparing KD to Tim Duncan saying that they both have done things quietly and professionally not looking for attention like some other players (Lebron James) and also not having a problem doing things for a small market team, which is very true. BTW KD was at OKC's summer league game rooting for his teammates and being another coach, that's something you barely if ever see these days in the NBA.
“Today is an exciting and important day in the growth of the Thunder organization,” said Presti. “The mutual and substantial commitment by both Kevin and our ownership group comes by way of aligned values and vision. Kevin’s consistent work ethic, humility, team-first mentality and strong community investment are just some of the reasons that today’s commitments stretch beyond our franchise and throughout our community and the entire state of Oklahoma.”