Kevin Durant Is Leaving The Warriors…

By Hope Bidegainberry on July 1, 2019
TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the Toronto Raptors in the first half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NBA free agency is officially open . . . and last night, things got started in a BIG way with KEVIN DURANTannouncing that he’s leaving the Golden State Warriors, after helping them win two titles in three years.

Durant got a huge deal with the New Jersey Nets, which is worth $164 million over four years.  And really, it’s just THREE years, because he ruptured his right Achilles tendon in the Finals last month, and he’s expected to miss ALL of next season.

Still, it’s the largest contract for an NBA player that changed teams in free agency, which is wild considering the seriousness of the injury.  Durant could’ve gotten five years and about $221 million from the Warriors, but he wanted out. 


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