Durant's salary for the next season is $5.3 million less than he would have received had he agreed to a four-year contract.
LeBron James, of course, remains the biggest story of free agency, as the world waits to see where the game's biggest star will end up in 2018-19. Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both.
Durant averaged 26.4 points per game to go along with 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the regular season.
That Durant continues to take less money to make the team better is admirable.
Durant will likely become a free agent in 2019 and sign a multi-year deal starting around $38 million. Incidentally, Durant will save the Warriors millions in salary and millions more in luxury tax payments by signing this way.
The idea of Durant leaving a team he's won two championships and two finals MVPs with sounds odd, but it's a possibility.
A person familiar with the discussion says LeBron James was in contact with the Cleveland Cavaliers when National Basketball Association free agency opened.
Earlier this month, Durant helped the Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second straight title. Players who take this contract typically do so with the intention of opting out after the first year. The duo reportedly declared "we can bring it home" before the crowd that was gathered to confirm PG's commitment to Oklahoma City despite initial assumptions that saw George returning to his hometown to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Thunder also re-signed forward Jerami Grant to a three-year, $27 million deal, according to ESPN.
Chris Paul is staying with the Houston Rockets.
"I'm not saying he's going there, I'm saying that they are absolutely planning their offseason around him". Adding Cousins to their already historically loaded roster makes them the unquestioned winners of the summer, despite James' move to Hollywood.
Oh, and at the same time the news of Paul's massive contract was coming to the forefront, the Rockets lost Trevor Ariza to Phoenix, who signed the 3-and-D wing to a one-year, $15 million deal.
Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it's a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James' next move. But hey, there have been a lot of signs pointing to King James considering LA as his top choice , so it's certainly possible.
Pompeo also said he had seen "a modest amount" of backsliding from China on enforcing sanctions on North Korea. Pompeo said he would be leading the ongoing talks with Pyongyang, but declined to discuss details.
During the 2016 presidential campaign Trump said he would seek to place a "pro-life justice on the court". Wade case, which established a woman's right to an abortion, nor would he discuss gay rights with them.
Reigning world champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat to South Korea . Joachim Loew is contemplating his future after Germany were knocked out of the World Cup.
They will be favorites against Poland , who have lost their two matches and have no chance of reaching the last 16. GOAL - TUNISIA - 1-1 - Really well worked equalizer. "What if we conceded another goal and it was 0-2?" he said.
On immigration and national security matters, the court has historically deferred to the executive branch of government. The ban prohibits most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.
Only, when he returned to the Cavs in 2014, he said at least four times he would not do this very thing - leave the Cavs again. Since signing with the Heat back in 2010, James has been to eight consecutive finals, winning titles in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
Kasper Schmeichel - With 2 clean sheets in 3 matches, Schmeichel has already stamped his authority on this side. Croatia beat Denmark in a dramatic penalty shootout on Sunday to progress to the World Cup quarter-finals.
As the Argentinian anthem was played before the game against Croatia , the camera fixated its gaze on Lionel Messi . France defender, Samuel Umtiti has said there is a difference between Lionel Messi at Barcelona and Argentina .
Reporter Selene San Felice told CNN she was at her desk and ran after hearing shots, but wasn't able to open the back door. The suspect is Jarrod Ramos , 38, of Laurel, the Capital Gazette and Baltimore Sun reported citing law enforcement.
The Spurs' Kawhi Leonard , left, split a pair of NBA Finals showdowns with LeBron James when the latter was with the Heat. ESPN reports Friday that the Spurs have engaged with "several" teams about Leonard - including the Boston Celtics .
Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil
The PSG forward was man-of-the-match, grabbing a goal and an assist, however, he simply couldn't resist some pathetic theatrics. A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card.
Canada strikes back at US with tariffs
Trump and Trudeau have clashed recently, with the president warning Canada will pay for it. The duties will be 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on everything else.
Dallas Mavericks Working On DeAndre Jordan Trade
Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Dallas was making him their top priority after he declined his option with the Clippers. Now three years later, Jordan may once again be on track to join famous owner Mark Cuban in Dallas.
Fortnite’s Playground mode is still nowhere to be seen
If most of your team just drops wherever and gets slaughtered at the start of the match, the chances of you winning are minimal. Ahead of the announcement, developers added several in-game hints and Easter eggs that have been hinting toward the launch.
Brilliant Cavani brace fires Uruguay into last eight
Defender Jose Gimenez is set for a return for Uruguay after missing the victory over Russian Federation with a back injury. He didn't manage to touch the ball a single time in Uruguay's box in the first half, such was its defensive tenacity.
Immigration: Democrats Obstruct and the GOP Falters - Again
The Senate rejected three proposals in February, including one reflecting Trump's hard-line policies and two bipartisan plans. This bill eliminates most family reunification. "I want them to do what they want", Trump said, CNN reported.