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Steve Kerr likens Kevin Durant to Tim Duncan after pay cut

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr compared NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant’s selflessness — taking less than a max contract to help keep the super team’s championship core together — to that of another title winner who put the team above his own paycheck.

“I told (Durant) it reminded me a little bit of Tim Duncan and his time with the Spurs,” Kerr, who played with Duncan in his heyday, told Bay Area News Group. “(Duncan) made max money, and then at key times in his career, he took a little less so they could add a player here and there.”

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Duncan, a five-time NBA champion who retired after the 2015-16 season, is a future Hall of Famer and considered by many to be the best power forward of all-time. He took several reduced salaries throughout his 19-year NBA career, although still capitalizing financially as the face of the Spurs franchise.

Durant agreed to a two-year deal that will pay him between $51-53…

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