Kevin Durant has been the topic of conversation for the last couple of months and where he will play after his Golden State Warriors run is over. He was scheduled to make $31.5 million with the Warriors next season but opted for a fresh new start. The 2-time NBA Champion and Finals MVP will sign a 4 year/$164 million with the Brooklyn Nets. Durant will likely be out for most of the first season of the deal due to an Achilles injury that took him out of the NBA Finals.
Kyrie Irving is also expected to sign in Brooklyn alongside Durant once he comes back. Irving also won a Championship with Cleveland back in 2016, but his relationship with the Cavs and Lebron James went sour causing him to demand a trade. Irving would spend the next two seasons in Boston were he fell victim to injuries (missed 37 games in 2 seasons) and turmoil. However, Irving did put up decent numbers averaging 24 points and 6 assists a game with the Celtics. Irving will get a 4 year/$142 million deal with Brooklyn.
The Nets are also expected to sign All-Star center Deandre Jordan who spent last season with the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks. He is a much-needed presence in the frontcourt along with Jarrett Allen. Jordan averaged 11 points and 13 rebounds in 69 games last season. Brooklyn is coming off a playoff season, losing to the 76ers in the first round.
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