All-Star ahead Kevin Durant is about to stick with the Brooklyn Nets after a gathering with head coach Steve Nash and the franchise’s house owners.
Durant, a two-times NBA champion and twice Finals MVP, had requested a commerce on the finish of June earlier than free company, with the 12-times All-Star linked to groups such because the Boston Celtics, the Miami Warmth and the Toronto Raptors.
“Steve Nash and I, along with (Nets co-owners) Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, met with Kevin Durant and (his supervisor) Wealthy Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday,” Nets Normal Supervisor Sean Marks mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.
“We’ve got agreed to maneuver ahead with our partnership. We’re specializing in basketball, with one collective aim in thoughts: construct an enduring franchise to convey a championship to Brooklyn.”
Final 12 months, Durant had signed a four-year, $US198 million ($A288 million) extension that begins this season.
He was sixth on the checklist of the world’s highest-paid athletes during the last 12 months in keeping with Forbes, incomes $US92 million ($A134 million) in complete earnings.
He averaged 29.9 factors, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 55 video games final season.
Durant had joined Brooklyn as a free agent in 2019 alongside Kyrie Irving in a bid to kind a championship-winning group together with James Harden, who was later traded to the 76ers in a deal that introduced Australian star Ben Simmons to the Nets.