It isn't official yet, but Kevin Durant isn't going to leave Golden State this summer.
Durant will decline his 2017-18 player option, become a free agent (briefly) on July 1, and then re-sign with the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.
A couple of weeks ago, ESPN reported that Durant is willing to take less than a max deal in order to help Golden State retain some free agents.
One key free agent -- Andre Iguodala.
And on Monday morning, The Vertical's Shams Charania reported that Iguodala will seriously consider other teams in free agency.
For many months, Durant has let it be known that he plans on staying with the Warriors long-term.
Last summer, he considered the Celtics, Clippers, Heat, Spurs and Thunder before eventually picking the Warriors.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller
After four years in Oakland, Harrison Barnes was forced to leave town when the Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer.
Barnes just finished the first year of a four-year, $94 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
So, does the former first-round pick miss his old home?
"I like living in Dallas but will always have love for Oakland!!" Barnes said in response to a question on Twitter on Sunday.
Barnes also picked his favorite restaurants in Oakland and San Francisco.
"Belly in Oakland or Amber in SF," Barnes wrote.
For the third straight summer, Steve Kerr has had a shortened offseason to work with.
While he is working on things for the 2017-18 season, he's not trying to cram as much work into a short period of time. He's taking time to relax and enjoy the summer.
In an interview with The Chronicle's Scott Ostler on Saturday, Kerr pulled back the curtain on how's spending the time before training camp starts.
“I’m on the phone, talking to Bob Myers, talking to our coaches and to different people. Writing down thoughts, putting together plans for our coaching retreat. It might be just something that pops into my head, where I just stop and write something down. But I’m not Jon Gruden, I’m not waking up at five in the morning and going to the film room,” Kerr said.
What could Kerr and Myers possibly talk about every single day?
“We talk about players, talk about roles. We talked a lot about Nick Young and [Omri] Casspi before we signed those guys. Talked a lot about our center position. Bob and I talk every day, kind of the first thing in the morning we check in with each other, usually talk for a half hour. We’re really close. He just got back from a great vacation, in Italy,” Kerr said.
Kerr and the defending champion Warriors get back on the court Sept. 30 in a preseason tilt against the Nuggets in Oakland. Then they head to China to play the Timberwolves twice before returning to face the Kings at home on Oct. 13. Four days later, they raise a banner, get their rings and tip-off the regular season against the Rockets.