With the NBA's free agency mode in full swing, the biggest free agent on the market has made his decision on where he goes.Former Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant announced on Mon. July 4 that he will take his talents to the west coast and join the Golden State Warriors.

Durant leaves Oklahoma City

Durant is expected to sign a two year, $54.3 million contract, that will include a player option after the first year. With this deal coming into light, the four year, $95 million deal that Harrison Barnes agreed to with the Dallas Mavericks is unlikely to match up to this deal. For the past few days, Durant has been busy meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and the Warriors in the Hamptons.The Warriors held their meeting with Durant on Friday and the next day, he and Warriors executive board member and former NBA player Jerry West spoke over the phone about why he believed Golden State would be the perfect fit for Durant.

Durant, who has played for the Thunder for the past nine seasons is a seven time All-Star and was awarded the MVP award in 2014. Last season, Durant averaged 28.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, as he and Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals where they lost to the Warriorsin seven games. He was set to be the biggest free agent on the market when July 1st came around, and so far, the deals between teams have been coming and going, but Durant had to make his decision on what was best for him.

With the addition of Durant, the Warriors are expected to be a front-runner for the championship this upcoming season as Durant joinsa team that broke the 1996 Chicago Bulls record for most wins in a season with a 73-9 record and a lineup that includes two-time reigning NBA MVP point guard Stephen Curry and All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson, who are known as the "Splash Brothers," because of their flamboyant three point shot records.

There is also key power forward Draymond Green in the lineup, which will give the Warriors starting lineup a major boost.

Last season, the Warriors made it all the way to the NBA finals, only to be upset by the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James in seven games, in which the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead.

The Cavaliers pulled one of the biggest upsets in NBA Finals history and gave Cleveland its first professional sports championship since 1964. Warriors fans are hyped about the decision made and the Warriors look for redemption to make up for last season's defeat.

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