Kevin Durant is signing with the Brooklyn Nets, along with Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan. The news comes in the hour before 2019 NBA Free Agency officially opens.
Kevin Durant is planning to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Sources: Durant will sign a 4-year, $164M deal with the Nets; Irving will sign 4-years, $141M.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Brooklyn is making a clean sweep tonight: Brooklyn will sign Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Durant played with the Golden State Warriors last season, falling with an Achilles injury in the NBA Finals. He averaged 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. He is expected to miss much of the upcoming season in recovery.
Irving averaged 24 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds for the Boston Celtics.
DeAndre Jordan split time with the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks last season, averaging 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Brooklyn enters the free agency period with less than $51 million of guaranteed salary against a $109 million cap, facilitating these signings.