This kind of deal is also known as a one-plus-one contract.
We found our answer Saturday night, hours before the official start of free agency.
The $5 million savings this year offsets the $5.3 million midlevel tax if Golden State elects to use it. Durant would save the Warriors $20 million in projected luxury-tax costs. But from their end he is an easy upgrade over Young for the same role, and there's no better place for the 38-year old to chase a ring.
"There is some mutual interest between the Warriors and Jamal Crawford in a potential minimum deal, sources say", Lowe wrote.
The Athletic's Marcus Thompson is reporting that Green and Durant are pitching hard for the veteran bench scorer.
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The Warriors could offer Crawford either all or part of their taxpayer mid-level exception worth $5.3 million next year, or the veteran minimum, worth about $2.4 million. However, he said all along that he had no intention of signing elsewhere.
The Lakers could potentially construct a superteam of LeBron, Kawhi and Paul George - but according to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, LeBron is already planning for a future partnership with Golden State's Kevin Durant. Some of the assistant coaches want him, too.
Riding this train of thought into fantasy land, if Kevin Durant were to shock the world and consider other teams in free agency to make the Warriors mortal again, which spots would be the best free agency destinations for him?
The three-time Sixth Man of the Year is coming off his lowest scoring season since 2002-03 when he posted just 10.3 points for the T-Wolves. He averaged 10 points a game on 41 percent shooting, 33 percent from behind the arc.
Even at his age, Crawford would be shrewd pick up for Golden State.