View Full Version : Durant & Green Sign With Seattle

07-05-2007, 09:03 AM
SEATTLE -- Kevin Durant (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2007&playerId=19021) and Jeff Green (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2007&playerId=18886), the second and fifth overall choices in last week's NBA draft, signed contracts with the Seattle SuperSonics (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=sea) on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-9 Durant, just 18, is a forward who earned Associated Press college player of the year honors in his one season at Texas. He also won the Adolph Rupp Trophy, the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award.
He will make $3.476 million as a rookie and $3.736 million in the second year. Green will earn $2.548 million in his first year and $2.739 million in the following one. The SuperSonics have one-year options for the players' third and fourth years.

The 6-9 Green, also a forward, played three seasons at Georgetown, averaging 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Green, 21, was named to the AP All-America third team in 2006-07 and, as a junior, helped the Hoyas make their first NCAA Final Four appearance since 1985.

Both players are in Las Vegas for the NBA summer league and will make their professional debuts on Friday when the Sonics face the Dallas Mavericks (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=dal).

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

07-05-2007, 09:04 AM
My question and amazement is this.....Since when did the biggest picks of the draft sign for only 2 years with a team option for a 3rd. It seems that the agents basically have the team by the noogies and dictate what the contract reads, rather than what it should be. Oh well just my opinion but something doesnt seem right with the #1 and #2 picks only signing for 2 years.

07-05-2007, 02:28 PM
I noticed that also when Oden signed. I was like what could the team be thinking??? They'll be free agents in the primes of their careers hopefully. Which is to say they will be big and not busts!

I knew Seattle would have no problems signing them since they got rid of Allens contract