The balance of power in the NBA has been drastically reshaped with perennial outsiders Brooklyn Nets acquiring the services of two-time finals MVP and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant.
Durant confirmed the news on the Instagram account of The Boardroom, an online series he co-produces, as the league’s free agency period got underway on Sunday.
It is also being reported that two other all-stars – Kkyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan – are likely to join him in Brooklyn.
Durant, who won two titles with the Golden State Warriors, will sign a four-year deal worth $164 million while Irving will also sign up on a four-year contract worth $141 million.
Durant, a 10-time all-star who just completed his 12th NBA season, was leading all post-season scorers at 34.2 points per game when he strained his right calf in game 5 of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets.
He is expected to miss the entire 2019-2020 campaign as he recovers from an Achilles injury. Durant ruptured his right Achilles on June 10, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a devastating injury that changed the entire dynamic of the NBA offseason. He underwent surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on June 12.