Warriors coach Steve Kerr seems extremely grateful for Kevin Durant’s willingness to take less than a max contract to help keep Golden State’s title-winning core together. Speaking to the Bay Area News Group on Monday, Kerr called Durant’s two-year, $53 million deal a “remarkable gesture.” “I told him it reminded me a little bit of Tim Duncan and his time with the Spurs,” Kerr said. “He 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.” Duncan, who retired after the 2015-16 season, took some reduced salaries throughout his 19-year NBA career but still made more than $238 million with the Spurs, according to Spotrac, a website that tracks contracts. He will be paid $1.9 million over the next two seasons, as the final year of his last contract — a Spurs-friendly two-year, $10.4 million deal — was prorated using the stretch provision. A seven-time…

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