"Sure, guys have proven they can win so you want to keep that group together", Myers said.
"Sometimes you don't negotiate".
Since Durant signed a one-plus-one deal last summer, he will decline his second-year option and therefore become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
In an interview with ESPN's Chris Haynes, Durant says he could see himself hanging up his sneakers five years from now at age 35.
Writing for Action Network after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, NBA insider Matt Moore suggested the Warriors' trademark fluidity on offence had been compromised by Kevin Durant's isolation-style basketball. Although it has consumed most of his life, he said if he does retire at 35, he'll be at peace with where he stands in history. "He's earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants". But I want him to be happy and want him to know that we want him as long as he wants to be here.
"All I want to do in my life, while I'm healthy, is to work on my game and enjoy the game and not worry about nothing else. He's earned that to lay out the terms". "No matter how many points I score, no matter how many people I pass up, no matter how many points I leave on the table, my legacy, as we always like to talk about, I can go up and ask any person who has ever seen me play and they'll have a different way of viewing my game".
While Durant has run with the likes of two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala since leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the very team that beat him in the 2016 Western Conference Finals, James spent the last two months of the regular season and much of the postseason building chemistry with new teammates.
Before sitting down with Kevin Durant on Monday to get his take on LeBron's next move, Kimmel revealed that he had sent his crew to Oakland for the first two games of the championship series specifically to mess with fans. Someone who's listening is going to write something. I know I don't.
Myers also downplayed any tension or turmoil that took place privately. "I could never have dreamt of three titles in four years".
"Certain challenges, some were apparent, some not", Myers said.