Kevin Durant plans to sign a four-year, $198 million most extreme agreement extension with the Brooklyn Nets at some point after he becomes qualified Saturday, his long-term business chief and co-founder of Thirty Five Ventures and Boardroom, Rich Kleiman, disclosed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Durant is relied upon to decrease his 2022-23 player option and extend off of his $42 million salary for the 2021-22 season.
Durant, who drove Team USA to its fourth straight Olympics gold with a success against France on Saturday, was spectacular in his return to the court this season. He missed his first season in Brooklyn while recuperating from a torn Achilles ligament experienced in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals in Toronto while as yet playing for the Golden State Warriors.
He ended up playing just 35 regular-season games for Brooklyn last season because of a blend of COVID-19 absences and a hamstring injury, yet Durant found the middle value of 26.9 focuses, 7.1 bounce back and 5.6 helps and showed up.
Durant then, averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 12 playoff games for the Nets, including apparently the best performance of his legendary career – a 49-point, 17-rebound, 10-assist triple-double while playing every one of the 48 minutes of a 114-108 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference elimination rounds. He then, at that point played every one of the 53 minutes of Brooklyn’s additional time misfortune in GameGame 7, scoring another 48 points — including hitting a game-tying shot in the last second of guideline to constrain the extra session.
The Nets are presently projected to burn through $296 million next season in finance and extravagance charges, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks. That is the second-greatest number in NBA history, following just next season’s Warriors, as they attempt to win the franchise’s first NBA title around Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Irving joined Durant in Brooklyn as free agents two years prior, and the Nets executed a blockbuster exchange with the Houston Rockets to land Harden in January.
Both Irving and Harden will likewise be qualified to sign agreement extensions with Brooklyn this offseason.
Durant made the official declaration on Boardroom.