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The Brooklyn Nets on Sunday officially announced the signing of All-NBA striker Kevin Durant for a multi-year extension.
The team declined to provide details, but Durant’s media company Boardroom announced a four-year extension of $ 198 million on Friday, citing Durant manager Rich Kleiman.
Durant, who will turn 33 next month, is an 11-time All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP as he won titles with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018. He left the Warriors after the 2018/19 season, which ended in the NBA final with a loss to the Toronto Raptors. Durant broke his Achilles during the series, causing him to sit out all of 2019-20.
“Kevin is a tremendous talent who is driving this franchise and the basketball game around the world,” said Sean Marks, general manager of Nets. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with him in the years to come.”
Most recently, Durant led Team USA to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He became the all-time US men’s team scorer when he won his third gold medal in Japan.
Durant played his first season with the Nets in 2020-21 alongside Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the latter of which was acquired through trade in the midseason.
While Durant missed significant portions of the regular season with multiple injuries and also tested positive for COVID-19, Durant played 35 games, averaging 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.
In the 2021 playoffs, Durant recorded 34.3 points per game and lost 48 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Milwaukee Bucks. Although the Nets lost, it marked the highest single achievement in a Game 7 in NBA history.
According to Boardroom, Durant turned down a player option for the 2022-23 season while adding four more years through the 2025-26 season.
The extension will bring Durant more than $ 500 million in court revenue, the website said.