Durant says he’s re-signing with Warriors

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant will be a free-agent this summer, but he isn’t going anywhere.

Durant told Rachel Nichols of ESPN Thursday that he’s going to re-sign with the Warriors once free agency starts July 1.

“I just sat down with him about half an hour ago and he said he’s re-signing with Golden State,” Nichols said on Thursday’s edition of The Jump.

Durant signed a two-year, $51 million deal last offseason with Golden State, taking close to $10 million less than what he could have earned on a max salary so that the Warriors could retain forward Andre Iguodala and backup point guard Shaun Livingston.

The nine-time All-Star, however, will be declining his player option for the 18-19 season, turning down a salary of $26.2 million, so he can get a more lucrative contract this time around.

Durant and the Warriors are one win away from their second consecutive NBA championship.