I wouldn’t offer Kevin Durant a max contract now – Max Kellerman | First Take

Brian Windhorst breaks down how Kevin Durant’s injury affects the league more than it will affect his earning potential in free agency. (4:25) Max Kellerman points to KD’s age and injury history as a big reason teams should think twice about offering him a max contract.
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  1. I am not a Durant fan however this injury is serious and I don't feel he should've jeapordized his craft. The NBA is a business and if you ain't making them money you don't exist they don't give a damn about these players he should've sat it out and let the chips fall where they may. Keeping him in prayer to use good judgement. Love Kawhi he said F San Antonio I don't feel right and I ain't playing. Look how Boston did Isaiah Thomas all these players better learn there place and put themselves first

  2. KD wasn’t exactly D Rose before his injury. I think he’s worth the Max because his intangibles will likely offset the drop in explosiveness that this injury will cause. He’s still a King in this league.

  3. Bryan windhorst is so fucking stupid how is the AD trade market worth “double platinum” before the KD Injury he had lakers and knicks lister and now knicks are gunna be off his list so it’s just lakers… wtf is he talking about

  4. I agree with Max . The track record of this injury shows not to many players bounce back from this injury other then Dominque Wilkins. Just as Stephen A Smith said though KD is a perimeter player and he has the best chance out of anyone to bounce back great from this injury with a adjustment to his game. I would hope and love to see that because as I said before he is one of my favorite players to watch in the league.

  5. All you people doubting Max should ask yourself which players came back from this injury and looked great. Answer: ONE player. Dominique. The ones who didn't: Baylor, Goodrich, Archibald, Ewing, Billups, Okur, Jennings, Brand, Kobe, Cousins and the list can go on. Make no mistake, the Durant we knew is likely DONE. This is the worst injury in basketball.

  6. Right now you can’t take a chance and offer him the Max . I would give him 3 years team option after 2 to see what he brings to the table . He is going to be past 30 coming off a serious injury.

  7. People want players to play hurt, risk further injury "for the team". KD tries to help his team gets hurt now you have a media personality talking about not giving him the max?? This why Im ok with athletes holding out (NFL), Doing what Kawhi did last year. They give their all to a team, get hurt to have people like Max fuck them over and call it "business"

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