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  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

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  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, 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

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    The Nets are confident that they will get a commitment from Kevin Durant tonight and can target DeAndre Jordan next.

    We won't have to wait too long to see what Durant decides, as he is expected to announce his decision on Sunday night. The Nets' master plan may become a reality in short order. Assuming Durant comes back healthy late this upcoming season or in 16 months from now, a big three of Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Jordan can cause havoc in the East.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving will give the Nets a formal commitment when free agency opens, per Marc Stein, with the Nets still "aggressively pursuing" Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan.

    Brooklyn is hoping that Irving is enough to attract Durant and Jordan — who is Durant's close friend. The Nets are still armed with one max contract slot even after accounting for Irving, and they'll be able to put it to good use with Durant's decision coming tonight. Either they land KD or they can quickly pivot to snap up second and third-tier free agents.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors will offer Kevin Durant a full five-year, $221 million max contract on Sunday, per Marc Stein.

    Durant's decision is also going to come down tonight so everyone will know the deal quickly. It had previously been reported that Golden State will be offering up the max, so now we'll get to see whether all that money is KD's top priority. He's been insistent that he will not be recruited and be responsible for his own future, and Durant is likely hoping that an early decision furthers the cause.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant is expected to announce his free agent decision on Sunday night on his company-owned sports business network, The Boardroom.

    Durant's last decision came through The Players' Tribune, and this time it looks like he'll be dropping bombs via Instagram. The Nets have been rumored to be favorites, with a few reports pushing back on that notion. The Knicks, Clippers and Warriors are the main suitors in the running. KD's decision will have a serious ripple effect on the rest of the market.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter