Two-time NBA Finals most dear participant Kevin Durant is poised to signal a four-year, $198 million contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets, his supervisor mentioned on Friday.
Rich Kleiman mentioned the Nets’ star would decline a participant choice for the 2022-23 season, whereas including 4 extra years to his contract, which might take him via the 2025-26 season.
The 11-time NBA All-Star is on the Tokyo Olympics, scoring 29 factors to steer the USA to a gold medal with a 87-82 win over France within the males’s basketball match.
The 32-year-old ahead gained two NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018.
Durant left Golden State after the 2018-19 season. He missed his first season with the Nets, sitting out the entire 2019-20 marketing campaign with a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered within the 2019 NBA Finals in opposition to Toronto.
He ultimately joined the Nets and performed alongside fellow All-Stars James Harden and Kyrie Irving this previous season, main Brooklyn to the Eastern Conference semi-finals in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Nets misplaced the best-of-seven sequence 4-3 regardless of Durant scoring 48 factors in sport seven.
While lacking elements of the common season with a string of accidents, Durant averaged 26.9 factors and seven.1 rebounds in 35 video games.
The extension, which he turns into eligible to formally signal after Saturday, is anticipated to vault Durant previous $500 million in NBA profession earnings.
Both Harden and Irving shall be eligible to signal contract extensions with the Nets this low season.
Also, Kawhi Leonard is anticipated to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, although the main points are nonetheless being finalized, Yahoo Sports reported.
Leonard initially declined his participant choice, price $36 million, for subsequent season, however was broadly anticipated to attempt to negotiate a brand new deal to stay with the Clippers.
Los Angeles is dwelling for the two-time NBA Finals MVP (2014, 2019) who grew up simply east of the town in Riverside.
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Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers introduced they’ve added veteran Carmelo Anthony and Kent Bazemore to their roster.
The Lakers additionally made official that they’ve acquired Russell Westbrook and three draft picks from Washington for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the draft rights to Isaiah Jackson.
“We welcome Russell and his family to Lakers Nation,” mentioned common supervisor Rob Pelinka.
They additionally prolonged the contract of head coach Frank Vogel.
The 37-year-old Anthony shall be on a one-year deal after averaging 13.4 factors in 69 video games with Portland final season. This shall be Anthony’s sixth NBA staff and fifth within the final six seasons.
In his 19-year profession, Anthony has averaged 23.0 factors, 6.3 rebounds and a couple of.8 assists via 1,191 video games.
The 32-year-old Bazemore performed in 67 video games for the Golden State Warriors final season. This is his second stint with the Lakers, having spent the 2013-14 season with them.
In Atlanta, the Hawks rewarded rising star Trae Young with a five-year contract extension.
The reworked deal is reportedly price a minimal of $172 million however would enhance to $207 million ought to Young make the all-star staff.
“Official. 5 more ATL!!,” Young wrote in a Twitter put up. “ATLANTA IS HOME!! Blessings.”
Young averaged 28.8 factors and 9.5 assists in Atlanta’s 2021 playoff run because the Hawks have been eradicated by eventual NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks have reportedly acquired guard Grayson Allen from the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Sam Merrill and two draft picks, broadcaster ESPN mentioned.