Kevin Durant to sign with Brooklyn Nets

first_imgPOC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Durant, a 10-time All-Star who just completed his 12th NBA season, was leading all postseason scorers at 34.2 points per game when he strained his right calf on May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.He had seven 30-point performances during the recent playoffs.It’s unclear how he will play whenever he can return, but the Nets were willing to take a chance with a team on the rise.Brooklyn finished 42-40 this season and lost in the first round of the playoffs, then got a huge victory Sunday when it beat out the Warriors, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers for Durant.Durant, who grew up in the Washington area and spent one college season at Texas, played his first year with the Seattle SuperSonics before they departed for Oklahoma City, where Durant played eight seasons with the Thunder before joining the Warriors in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES He was heavily criticized for that move, seen as taking an easy route by joining a team that had just won an NBA-record 73 games.But it worked out for Durant and the Warriors, as he was the NBA Finals MVP in their championships in both 2017 and 2018.This season was filled with talk of his future, though for much of the season it was focused on the Knicks if he decided to leave.But the Nets became a more attractive option with young talent that should help them be competitive next season even while Durant recovers.  /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Staying alive Durant won titles with Golden State in 2017 and ’18 then was injured for much of this postseason as the team lost the NBA Finals in six games to the Toronto Raptors.A ruptured right Achilles tendon could keep him out the entire next season, and whenever he returns it will be in the Brooklyn black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesESPN first reported Durant’s decision, saying he had agreed to a four-year deal worth $164 million.Durant could have gotten five years and about $221 million to remain with the Warriors. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this June 10, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts as he leaves the court after sustaining an injury during first-half basketball action against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto. Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Warriors after three seasons. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)NEW YORK – Kevin Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons.His decision was announced Sunday at the start of the NBA free agency period on the Instagram page for The Boardroom, an online series looking at sports business produced by Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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