Durant is about to sign a contract extension
It’s very simple, three times gold medal winner, Kevin DurantHe is one of the best basketball players ever in the NBA. Durant has played for three teams so far, playing for each team as one of the best players of his generation. During his time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, he was MVP of the season in 2014. He led the Warriors to two championships and was named MVP of the Finals twice. And now, with Brooklyn NetworksDurant just won his third Olympic gold and became the all-time leading scorer for the US men’s basketball team.
Durant and Team USA won an equal match against France in the Tokyo Games final. Durant scored 29 points in a 87-82 win. Now that the Olympic dream has come true, he’s back in the States to focus on another goal, helping the Nets win their first NBA Championship.
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Durant’s representative has confirmed that Durant will sign a $198 million, four-year contract to stay with the Nets. Hall Meetings. If all goes well, Durant’s new contract will keep him in Brooklyn until at least the age of 37. For reference, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will turn 37 years old in December.
Durant’s departure from the Warriors to join the Nets came as a surprise because D.K. left Golden State after playing three finals in a row with the team. Not many people knew that he would get the best player of the 2014 season with his contract with the Nets, as he had the option of 2022, especially after an injury-filled season that ended with an early elimination from the playoffs. Now Nets fans can breathe for a while.
It would be too expensive for networks to retain the ‘Big Three’
The Nets have long secured at least one of their three stars, and now their goal will be to do the same with James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Although they haven’t played many games together due to injuries, Irving, Durant and Harden showed in the first round of playoffs that when they’re all available and healthy, it’s hard to beat them. The Nets defeated Jason Tatum and the Boston Celtics in five games in the first round of the playoffs.
Nets general manager Sean Marks has made it clear that he wants to lock in all three stars for the long-term, and so far he’s achieved a third of his goal. Wanting to keep the three stars is a no-brainer, but it would be costly. According to NetsDaily’s Billy Reinhardt, for the Nets to keep Harden, KD, and Kyrie long-term, it would end up costing them about $540 million.
Love Durant or hate him, there’s no denying that he deserves to extend his contract with the Nets. Because of the way he came back after a serious Achilles tendon injury and because of the way he put the team on his shoulder in the playoffs, showing a tremendous effort, his new contract is fully justified.