Two-time Finals MVP
Two-time NBA Champion
2017 All-NBA Second Team
2018 NBA Community Assist Award
2018 All-NBA First Team
2019 All-NBA Second Team
2019 NBA All-Star MVP
KD left his mark on #DubNation
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— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) July 10, 2019
After three years, Kevin Durant has officially left the Golden State Warriors. Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets on a max deal with figures that changed twice after the initial announcement. It was first reported that Durant, who changed his number from 35 to 7 with the Nets, would sign a four-year, $164 million max contract, before Adrian Wojnarowski reported that both he and his signing partner, Kyrie Irving, would both take less than max contracts to allow their third signing partner, DeAndre Jordan, to sign for roughly $10 million a year.
Then, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that Durant’s deal, which came through a sign-and-trade that sent D’Angelo Russell to the Warriors and which ended up being a full max deal, is actually a three-plus-one contract with a fourth-year player option.
Brooklyn Nets’ four-year, $164 million pact with Kevin Durant is actually a 3+1 that contains a player option, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 10, 2019
While Durant departed, his cooperation and interest in helping both the Nets and Warriors was a key factor in the sign-and-trade deal which sent him to the Warriors. If he did not want the deal done, the Warriors would not have been able to do it and acquire Russell. Today, the Warriors thanked Durant, who won two titles in his three seasons with the team.
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