It finally happened, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are members of the Brooklyn Nets.
April 1, 2020, 3:53 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
The four players from the Nets who tested positive for COVID-19 are symptom free after passing a 14-day protocol but are still self-isolating, according to Greg Logan of Newsday.
Logan went on to say that the entire traveling party for the Nets are healthy at the moment. This is a good sign to see players and staff recovering from the virus without any new cases reported.
Source: Greg Logan on Twitter
March 17, 2020, 5:34 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Kevin Durant is among the four Nets players who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Durant said that he is feeling fine, and we wish for a full recovery. Nets' ownership paid a private company for testing on their trip back from San Francisco earlier this week and the results showed four Nets players testing positive for the virus today. The virus continues to spread far and wide as the NBA continues to map out what the future holds.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 17, 2020, 4:25 pmKevin DurantTeam, Brooklyn Nets
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that four players from the Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus.
There hasn't been any mention of which players have contracted the virus. As it stands, we are up to seven confirmed cases in the NBA. The Nets have not played the Pistons or Jazz recently, so it is impossible to predict how this will all play out, but we can assume that there will be no NBA games played for the foreseeable future.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowksi on Twitter
March 16, 2020, 11:59 amKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant's business associate, Rich Kleiman, said on Monday that it was "not very realistic" for Durant to play this summer.
Durant confirmed that he wouldn't play in the 2019-20 season last month, but that was on the original league calendar. With the NBA potentially shelved for three entire months, a lot of players who were looking at season-ending situations now have the door open for a stunning return to the court — it just doesn't sound like Durant is among them, even if a June return for the league is a full 12 months after KD's injury.
February 20, 2020, 10:43 amKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Speaking to Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report, Kevin Durant (torn Achilles) confirmed that he will not play this season.
"NO! No. The best thing for me is to continue the rehab, get as strong as I can and focus on next season," said Durant. There has been some speculation that KD would get back on the floor this year after he was spotted getting shots up, but him sitting out the entire season is the most sensible call for everyone involved. Durant shouldn't be on any redraft rosters to begin with, and dynasty and keeper GMs now have confirmation on what's been expected all along. It will be interesting to see how Durant looks upon returning from such a serious injury, and he'll be one of the riskier names at play in next season's drafts considering his likely ADP.
Source: Nets Daily
October 31, 2019, 11:05 amKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant (Achilles) told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith that he does not expect to return this season.
Kevin Durant sat down with Stephen A. Smith for a tell-all interview, but the biggest takeaway also happens to be the consensus in the fantasy industry: KD won't play. This only warrants being blurbed about because DeMarcus Cousins was one of the trending adds earlier this week when he said that he may be back from his torn ACL before the end of the season. He won't. Don't stash players with significant injuries who are expected to miss the bulk of the regular season in a redraft format, despite their confidence in their respective recoveries. We don't expect this to be the last we hear about Durant's status this season.
Source: Moke Hamilton on Twitter
September 24, 2019, 4:20 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Speaking at a press conference, Nets GM Sean Marks said that Kevin Durant is not expected to suit up this season.
This is a storyline we are sure to keep hearing about as the season rolls along. With an uncertain year ahead, Durant isn't a target in standard leagues.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
September 22, 2019, 8:41 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
There is some optimism in league circles about Kevin Durant's (Achilles) chances of playing this season, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Looking back on Durant's decision to return during the Finals, the Nets may want to exude caution when considering KD's return to action. However, Durant is pursuing his rehab with a sense of purpose, and it would be great to see him get back on the court this season. We'll keep you posted when a real timeline on Durant's rehab emerges. This news does not make him a target on draft day for standard leagues.
Source: New York Post
July 10, 2019, 1:22 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both have signed three-year deals with a player option for a fourth season.
The three-and-one structure means that both can hit the market in the summer of 2022, paving the way for a little more flexibility and greater earning potential. Whether or not those options are exercised will depend on how things go in Brooklyn, as well as how Durant looks in his return from a torn Achilles.
July 9, 2019, 5:47 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Nets GM Sean Marks wouldn't rule on whether Kevin Durant (Achilles) would play next season or not after Durant underwent a full evaluation with the Nets doctors and performance staff on Monday.
It is way too early to speculate on Durant's return date after he just recently underwent major surgery. The door is left open for him to return towards the end of the season, but the team isn't going to take any chances with the health of their superstar by rushing him back. With the way his Warriors tenure ended, Durant is likely to exercise extreme caution next season.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 7:30 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant has committed to a max deal with the Nets, but it's still possible that he engages in a sign-and-trade arrangement with the Warriors, per Yahoo's Chris Haynes.
Durant announced that he would be signing a max contract with Brooklyn but never revealed exact terms, and perhaps this is why. A deal could net the Warriors a massive — like $30 million — trade exception, which would certainly be a nice parting gift to the organization. Beyond the championships, of course. We'll see how this shakes out.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 6:11 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant has announced that he's signing with the Nets.
Durant will sign a max contract with Brooklyn, joining Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a formidable duo. KD will likely miss all of next season but if he can return to form, the Nets have the looks of legitimate title contenders.
Source: The Boardroom on Instagram
June 30, 2019, 4:58 pmKevin DurantSF, Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant will sign with the Brooklyn Nets according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Nets have made their move, and looks like they have finally shed their 'little brother' moniker in the NY market. While an official announcement from KD is still to come, multiple sources are already seeming to back up Woj's reporting. The reverberations this will have across the league will be plentiful, and perhaps the biggest domino in the free agency bonanza has fallen before it's even begun.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
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