Recent off incomes gold for Group USA on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Kevin Durant is seeing much more inexperienced stateside.
The Nets on Sunday introduced a multi-year extension for the 11-time NBA All-Star, two-time Finals MVP and 2014 NBA MVP. The discharge didn’t point out specifics, although ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski experiences the extension is price $198 million over 4 years. Durant reportedly declined his 2022-23 participant possibility and prolonged his contract off his present $42 million annual wage.
Durant, who moved to Brooklyn in a sign-and-trade deal between the Nets and Warriors in 2019, was wonderful in his return to play in 2020-21 after lacking the whole lot of the earlier season with a torn Achilles. He averaged 26.9 factors, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists per recreation whereas taking pictures a career-high 45 % in 3-point makes an attempt.
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Durant was even higher in his first playoff stint for the Nets, averaging 34.Three factors on 51.Four subject aim proportion, 9.Three rebounds and 4.Four assists per recreation. Brooklyn fell out of the Japanese Convention semifinals towards the eventual NBA Finals champion Bucks, although Durant actually did his half to maintain alive Brooklyn’s desires of an NBA Finals championship: He performed all 53 minutes within the Recreation 7 additional time loss to Milwaukee, scoring 48 factors, nabbing 9 rebounds and dishing six assists within the loss. He very almost ended the sport in regulation within the ultimate second, however stepped on the 3-point line, making his shot good for less than 2 and sending the sport to additional time tied at 109.
Durant was equally helpful for Group USA within the Olympics, serving to them overcome an early upset by France to earn his third Olympic gold medal and assist the staff attain its fourth straight. In so doing, he handed Carmelo Anthony as Group USA’s all-time main scorer, with 435 factors.
“Kevin is a transcendent expertise who continues to drive and push this franchise and the sport of basketball globally,” Nets normal supervisor Sean Marks stated in a press release. “We’re thrilled to proceed our partnership with him for years to return. Kevin’s affect each on and off the courtroom can’t be overstated. His unparalleled drive and management generate sustained excellence from himself whereas additionally elevating the efficiency of his teammates, positioning this group to proceed the pursuit of our championship objectives in Brooklyn.”
The Nets will proceed their bid for his or her first NBA championship with Durant entrance and heart; the opposite elements of Brooklyn’s “Large Three” — Kyrie Irving and James Harden — are additionally out there for contract extensions this offseason.