Kevin Durant has changed the landscape of the NBA yet again.
Durant confirmed Sunday that he’ll be joining the Brooklyn Nets, announcing the news through a post on The Boardroom’s Instagram page.
He will reportedly sign a four-year, $164 million deal with the Nets, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant will be a part of fellow free agents Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in Brooklyn, per reports from Wojnarowski.
Each player will be able to formally sign contracts on July 6.
Durant won 2 championships with the Golden State Warriors, and he additionally won Finals MVP with both titles in 2017 and 2018.
Before news came out that Durant would be a part of the Nets, he and his business manager, rich Kleiman, reportedly met with Warriors general manager Bob Myers, per Wojnarowski.
Durant notified Myers that he would leave, and he additionally told other teams of his call Sunday. The other teams that were reportedly following Durant were the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers.
Three summers ago, Durant joined the warriors in free agency, and he built on how LeBron James ignited the league’s player-movement era.
Durant probably will miss the whole 2019-20 season as a result of he suffered a right ruptured achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Still, with Durant teaming up with Irving and Jordan, the Nets will certainly be a title contender in the eastern Conference for the next few years.