Report: Durant, Irving take less to get Jordan to become a Net
NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 10:32 AM
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The Nets rebuild is reportedly set. After years of operating without their own draft picks and scrounging for undervalued talent from other teams, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Brooklyn is on the verge of adding former All-NBA center DeAndre Jordan along with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency. In order to make such a union possible, Durant and Irving will reportedly accept less than maximum-salary deals to allow Jordan to sign for four years and $40 million.
Brooklyn is making a clean sweep tonight: Brooklyn will sign Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are taking less than the max to allow DeAndre Jordan to get the $10M annual salary with Brooklyn, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
After playing with the Clippers for 10 seasons, Jordan signed with the Dallas Mavericks last summer, and then was traded to the Knicks in January as New York sought to carve out max cap space for this summer's free agent shopping spree. Instead it appears Brooklyn is the New York destination chosen by Durant, Irving and now Jordan, who has averaged at least 10 points and 13 rebounds over the last six seasons.
The free agent trio joins a roster that still includes Caris LeVert, 2019 3-Point Contest winner Joe Harris, athletic big man Jarrett Allen and sixth man point guard Spencer Dinwiddie.