The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal can not be signed until Friday.
It is a win for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors on several levels.
"Kevin Durant plans to tell the Warriors after 12:01 a.m. ET that he wants a new one-year contract with a player option for 2019-20 to return to free agency next summer, @NYTSports has learned", Stein tweeted. Crawford averaged 19.7 points for Golden State in 54 games after being acquired from the Knicks in exchange for Al Harrington. Doing so will cost Durant almost $6 million for the 2018-19 season after already leaving money on the table in his contract with the Warriors from last summer. The Rockets were tantalizingly close to a trip to the NBA Finals this spring, and Paul's coming back to get over that hump.
ESPN reported it is a four-year deal that will be worth $160 million.
Three of the NBA's biggest stars are off the market.
No boring moment for sharpshooters at World Cup
Belgium , managed by Roberto Martinez, and England are expected to rest players as they are both already through to the last 16. Both will be vying for top spot in Group G as they lock horns in Kaliningrad.
Colombia tops Senegal 1-0 to advance top of group
Sanchez thwarted Senegal's star man again on 26 minutes after Mane had skilfully turned away from Mina. Group H has featured some of the most surprising and exciting football of the 2018 World Cup thus far.
Amazon sends pharmacy stocks tumbling after snapping up online chemist
Shares of Cardinal Health , AmerisourceBergen , McKesson , and Express Scripts all dropped more than 3% on the news. Recently, Walmart was reportedly eyeing PillPack and willing to pay close to $1 billion.
The Lakers have always been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space this summer than any team in the National Basketball Association.
"The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe's and Magic's team".
The agreement comes three years after Jordan agreed to join Dallas as an unrestricted free agent but changed his mind before a contract could be signed and stayed in L.A.
According to multiple reports, the deal includes a player option for after next season. It does, however, position Durant for a massive deal next summer-when the NBA's salary cap is projected to be significantly higher.