Windhorst: Warriors intend to offer KD and Klay 5-year max contracts

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By 95.7 THE GAME

Appearing on ESPN's First Take, Brian Windhorst reported that the Warriors front office will look to go deep into the luxury tax and max both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson:

“It is my understanding in talking to people with the Warriors organization is that their intention is to continue and offer Kevin Durant a full five-year max contract and to offer Klay a full five-year max contract."

Windhorst's 'understanding' is that the Warriors still 'intend' to offer Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant five-year max deals, which would push payroll with luxury tax to about $350 million

— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) June 14, 2019

Both players suffered two of the worst injuries in sports in a matter of 72 hours during the NBA Finals.

Durant, 30, suffered a ruptured Achilles during his return in Game 5. He is expected to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 NBA season.

Thompson, 29, suffered a torn ACL after a weird landing on a fastbreak dunk in Game 6. Typical recovery times for an ACL tear can range anywhere from 6-12 months.

Whenever they are ready to play basketball again, the Warriors are hoping to see them stay in the Bay. Free agency begins on June 30.