In a decision almost as anticipated as LeBron James’ move to the Miami Heat in 2010, Kevin Durant will be heading to the Brooklyn Nets, with the decision announced on his company-owned platform “The Boardroom” Sunday night.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported originally that Durant will be joining Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in Brooklyn, setting in motion a series of major moves that will surely send shockwaves throughout the league this summer.
Durant announced the move on The Boardroom’s Instagram page, confirming the star’s move from the Bay Area to Brooklyn after he returns from his Achilles injury.
Durant will reportedly join the team on a four-year, $164 million deal, with Irving also sticking around for four years and $141 million.
New questions arise as Durant makes his move, with many wondering about what’s next for guys like Kawhi Leonard or D’Angelo Russell, who could have both been teamed up with the one-time league MVP and two-time NBA Finals MVP.
Durant likely won’t make his debut for his new squad until the 2020-2021 season due to the injury suffered in this past postseason, but still decided to test the free agency waters to find his new home for the next few years.
The move was already impactful for how it would change the course of the league for years to come, but its effect will be increased due to how it is presented. We’ve already seen players announce decisions through The Players Tribune, their own social media or in their own press releases. Now, players are using their own business endeavors to make their own news, with Durant starting a new trend with “The Boardroom” (despite Woj breaking the news himself).
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