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NBA free agency 2021: Kevin Durant to sign four-year, $198 million contract extension with Nets, per report

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Kevin Durant can be a member of the Brooklyn Nets for the foreseeable future. The All-Star ahead plans to signal a four-year, $198 million contract extension with the Nets this weekend, as soon as he turns into eligible to take action, in line with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant is predicted to say no his participant possibility for the 2022-23 season, so his new extension will begin after the upcoming 2021-22 NBA marketing campaign. 

Durant, 32, is coming off of a stellar season for the Nets by which he averaged 26.9 factors, 7.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.3 blocks per recreation. Nevertheless, attributable to a hamstring harm and COVID-19 protocol placement, he was restricted to simply 35 common season appearances. It was his first season taking part in for the Nets after he missed the whole thing of the earlier marketing campaign attributable to an Achilles harm that he suffered through the 2019 NBA Finals. Durant upped his manufacturing within the postseason, as he averaged 34.3 factors and 9.3 rebounds per recreation. Regardless of his spectacular play although, Brooklyn in the end fell to the Milwaukee Bucks in seven video games within the Jap Convention semifinals. 

This is a have a look at a breakdown of Durant’s extension, through Bobby Marks of ESPN: 

Along with Durant, star guards James Harden and Kyrie Irving can even each be eligible to signal extensions with the Nets over the offseason, as they each have participant choices for the 2022-23 season that they may flip down in favor of unrestricted free company subsequent summer season. Although it stays to be seen what they’ll do, it positive feels like Durant expects them to observe go well with. 

“To begin with, you take pleasure in taking part in the sport. That is a very powerful factor and I believe all of us three take pleasure in taking part in with one another,” Durant said not too long ago when requested about the way forward for Brooklyn’s massive three. “That is a private factor and guys are completely different. I am positive when that point is correct, we’ll all make the proper determination for ourselves.

“Simply being in an awesome setting and being round teammates that benefit from the recreation. Continue to grow individually. That is a very powerful factor; how we rising individually. Positively how we come collectively as a group. I take pleasure in seeing my teammates get higher. I take pleasure in getting higher and have an setting that encourages that single on daily basis.”   

So long as Durant, Harden and Irving are all wholesome, the Nets will seemingly enter subsequent season because the favorites to come back out of the Jap Convention. 

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