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Golden State Warriors at Even Odds Winning 2017 Championship: Sign Kevin Durant

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Jul/04/2016

Oddsmakers always had the Golden State Warriors as favorites to win the 2017 NBA Championship but that number was now coming in at -125 following stunning news they have signed a free agent contract with Kevin Durant.  These odds may be slashed further.

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It is very rare for one of the best NBA teams to sign one of the best NBA players.

He is expected to sign a two-year, $54.3 million contract, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal would include a player option after the first year.

"The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player -- as that has always steered me in the right direction," Durant wrote. "But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth.

"With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors."

The contract can be finalized July 7, when a leaguewide moratorium is lifted on signings and trades.

During the 2015-2016 season the Warriors broke the previous franchise record held by the Chicago Bulls for most wins.  They failed to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in a seven-game NBA Finals.

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

 

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