The six players had already agreed to new deals with the team, and Tuesday represented the final step in their return to the Bay Area.
This summer represented the best-case scenario for the Warriors. Not only did Golden State retain all of its key free agents, Durant also offered a helping hand by taking far less money than many expected, with the San Jose Mercury News' Anthony Slater sharing the details:
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Kevin Durant's $25 million salary is $9.5 million less than his max, $6.8 less than expected and $1.54 million less than he made last year.2017-7-3 22:17:55
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Warriors both this offseason and in the summers ahead is whether the realities of the NBA's salary cap structure would lead to the departures of players integral to their two NBA titles in the last three years.
That hasn't proven to be a problem in the short term, and the team even had enough left over to sign Nick Young.
Still, Klay Thompson will be a free agent in 2019 and Draymond Green's contract runs out a year later. Writing for The Vertical, Bobby Marks estimated that the Warriors may have to pay up to $1.4 billion in salaries and luxury tax penalties in order to keep their core together.
Golden State's ownership group has spared no expense to turn the Warriors into a historically great team, and the team will move into Chase Center beginning with the 2019-20 season, which will likely mean increased revenues.
Still, over $1 billion would be a steep price to maintain the Warriors' current domination.