Suns $194 million star Kevin Durant reveals motivation behind joining Warriors: “Thinking about how can I develop my game”

The Phoenix Suns star Kelvin Durant, averages 27.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in a full regular NBA season. He is however currently playing in his 15th straight season in the NBA. Kevin Durant, who has won NBA championships between 2017 and 2018, is a four-time NBA scoring champion, to mention but a few of his achievements.

Kelvin Durant, the former Brooklyn Nets star was in a trade deal worth $194 million early this year, one of the trade deals that got the Basketball community gazing in surprise considering the huge figure involved. Kelvin Durant however reflected on what propelled the move. 

Durant opens up about leaving the Thunder for the Warriors

Suns star, Kelvin Durant reflecting on the past, opens up on what he called “motivation” that propelled him to trade Oklahoma Thunder for Golden State Warriors in 2016.

Kelvin Durant however joins Matt and Stephen on Episode 14 of All The Smoke to discuss his time with the Warriors, joining forces with Kyrie on the Brooklyn Nets, and his Twitter beef with former teammate Kendrick Perkins in a long video session.

The former Warriors Point man, Durant said that what motivated his move to the Warriors was not the championship that he already won twice, that the trade was however necessitated by his desire to be his best and the best, that it was solely for development. He however said that the game of Basketball is development.

Kevin Durant also explained in an interview with ESPN Rachel Nichols on the same matter, saying “And once I won a championship [with Golden State], I realized that, like, my view on this game is really about development. Like, how good can I be? It’s not about, you know, let’s go get this championship. I appreciate that stuff and I want to win to experience that stuff, but it’s not the end-all, be-all of why I play the game.” 

How long is Kevin Durant’s contract with the Suns?

Kelvin Durant signed a four-year contract at the start of the 2021 season and is expected to expire during the 2025 / 2026 NBA season. He is however earning around $43 million in this current season plus other incentives.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is also set to earn around $46.4 million plus other incentives in the coming season and does not also have a player option in his final year of the contract.

One most intriguing thing in this contract is that his earnings keep growing, this will see him become one of the highest-paid NBA stars with expected earnings of $53.3 plus an additional $1.3 and $1.4 million.

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