Kevin Durant is heading to Brooklyn.
According to ESPN, Irving's expected addition will lead to the Nets parting with restricted free agent guard D'Angelo Russell, whom they tendered with a qualifying offer earlier this week. Jordan will join fellow new recruits, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, in Brooklyn's revamped starting lineup.
He averaged 21.1 points and seven assists, both career highs. More than likely, Durant won't touch the court at Barclays Center during this first season as he recovers from a torn Achilles suffered during this last stint with the Golden State Warriors. He was to meet with the franchise on Sunday, along with the Golden State Warriors, Nets and New York Knicks.
Irving, a six-time All-Star, averaged 23.8 points last season for the Celtics.
Although much of that chatter cooled off with the team's interest appearing to be fully locked on Kawhi Leonard or Kyrie Irving, it began to heat up again on Saturday.
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In their sixth and seventh games in 1992, Pakistan beat Australia by 48 runs before winning by four wickets against Sri Lanka . The former cricketer went on, "They'll play in such a way that nobody will come to know what has happened".
Durant announcing his decision through his company's social media is unique, and it aligns with how National Basketball Association players are increasingly being able to control their narratives.
The Warriors will have to move on without Durant, who had three games with 45 or more points in the post-season before getting hurt.
The Knicks' free agency strategy has changed quickly. And while NY endured another playoff-less season, going a league-worst 17-65, the unrestricted free agent said he liked the franchise's direction.
Marks, the first New Zealand-born player to play in the National Basketball Association, became general manager of the hapless Nets in 2016 and through astute choices built a group of unheralded players into a team that made the playoffs last season. His 66.9 field goal percentage ranks first in the National Basketball Association among active players.