Klay will listen to Lakers, Clippers if Warriors don't offer max

Kevin Winter  Getty Images for Turner Sports

Kevin Winter Getty Images for Turner Sports

However, league sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe earlier this season that Thompson has no plans to take a discount, despite the massive sneaker endorsement deal he signed with Anta.

The move makes him a free agent as he focuses on rehabilitation for his surgically repaired right Achilles tendon. If Durant chooses another team, he is eligible for a four-year, $164 million contract.

Even though the 10-time All-Star will likely miss all of the 2019-20 season rehabbing a ruptured Achilles, suitors appear willing to give Durant a max contract and as Brooklyn reportedly leaves the picture, the other NY team steps up as the front-runner.

The New York Knicks, among the leaders in money to spend under National Basketball Association salary cap rules, are expected to make a pitch for Durant, whose agent is in New York ready for offers.

The Golden State Warriors seems to be in another trouble where 3 of its top players wants to leave the team. They are unable to decide whether to re-sign an injured Kevin Durant or let him go to their opponent teams.

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The decision by Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant to opt out of the final year of his contract on Wednesday didn't come as a total surprise.

Even though Thompson tore his ACL during Game 6 of the Finals and will miss significant time next season - if not the entire season - he's one of the pillars on which the Warriors built their franchise.

After having surgery on June 12 in NY, he has remained in the city.

It is now unclear what rehab he has completed since then, although players are normally immobilised for at least a month before beginning physical therapy.

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