NBA: Kevin Durant pens two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant hoisting the MVP trophy during the team's NBA championship victory parade in downtown Oakland, California on June 15, 2017.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant hoisting the MVP trophy during the team's NBA championship victory parade in downtown Oakland, California on June 15, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Los Angeles (AFP) - Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors have agreed on a two-year contract worth about US$53 million (S$73 million) in a move that comes two days after they came to terms with superstar Stephen Curry.

Durant, who is an unrestricted free agent, will have a player option on the second year, American sports broadcaster ESPN reported on Monday.

The 28-year-old Durant is expected to have an annual salary of between US$25 million and US$26 million.

The Warriors came to terms with point guard Curry on a five-year US$201 million contract on Saturday.

Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer to sign with the Warriors.

He played a key role this season in leading Golden State to its second National Basketball Association (NBA) championship in three years over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In this year's NBA Finals, Durant averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists and was named as the Most Valuable Player as the Warriors won the series in five games.