The details are still being worked out, but the trade should happen, according to Wojnarowski. Miles will sign a three-year deal for around $25 million with a player option for the third year, according to Wojnarowski.
Miles will likely replace the departed DeMarre Carroll in the starting lineup, while Joseph will compete with new Pacers signee Darren Collison for the starting point guard gig.
Miles, a 12-year veteran who can play both wing positions, averaged nearly 11 points per game last year while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. He will share minutes on the wing with emerging third-year player Norman Powell.
But what Durant did represents much more than that. The Warriors’ live and die by their “Strength in Numbers” motto. Nothing epitomizes that culture more than the sacrifice Durant made.
And, if Kerr is being truthful here, it was a voluntary sacrifice Durant made without the Warriors requesting he take such a cut. We also saw a similar sacrifice, though, not on the same pay scale, with Shaun Livingston’s three-year, $24 million deal.
On the open market, both of those players are worth far more than they’ll be making over the next few seasons. But, as Livingston told NBC Bay Area, “You can’t put a price on happiness.”
Winning matters to these guys more than money, and that’s fine. It would be fine the other way around, too.
Sure, Durant took a deal for less than his market value as a superstar. He isn’t the first star to do this and he won’t be the last one.
As Kerr said, it’s up to star players whether they want to take a bit less money to keep the squad in tact. But that’s the thing — it’s a choice. Yes, Durant made less money than he Cheap Jerseys Online China could have. And maybe that does put more of an expectation on other star players to do Cheap Jerseys Stitched the same.