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Sources: Nets to sign Durant, Kyrie and DeAndre

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Free-agent All-NBA star Kevin Durant plans to sign a four-year contract worth up to $164 million to play for the Brooklyn Nets.

Durant will join free agents Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, who also plan to sign with the franchise. Players can officially sign their contracts starting Saturday.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal

Irving will sign for four years in a deal worth up to $141 million, league sources said, while Jordan has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal, Excel Sports agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN on Sunday.

As part of the agreement to sign with Brooklyn, Durant and Irving are taking less than the max — between $4 million and $5 million each annually — to allow Jordan to get to $10 million a year, league sources said.2

To sign Jordan, Irving would have to commit to a four-year, $122 million contract. In the case of Durant, the injured forward’s contract would come in at $137 million. However, Brooklyn can structure Durant’s and Irving’s contracts to include 15% of unlikely bonuses in each year. If the bonuses are reached, both players would recoup the lost earnings to get them back to $164 million and $141 million, respectively.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Veteran guard Garrett Temple has also agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with Brooklyn, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.

The deals mark a remarkable chain of events for a franchise that general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson found in disrepair less than four years ago.

Across town, the New York Knicks and owner Jim Dolan were not prepared to offer Durant a full max contract because of concerns over his recovery from the Achilles tendon injury that is likely to sideline him for all of next season, league sources told ESPN.

After ESPN reported the planned deals, Caesars Sportsbook shortened the Nets’ odds to win the 2019-20 title to 18-1 from 25-1 on Sunday afternoon, following some bets on Brooklyn placed at the company’s New Jersey shops, a sportsbook manager said.

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