Kevin Durant, one of the most popular names in the NBA, has decided to continue playing with the Brooklyn Nets. Several sources, including ESPN, have confirmed that the All-Star forward will continue playing with the Nets.
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This news quickly made headlines across the circuit, given the stature the NBA holds. The Nets also made an official comment, stating that they met Durant and Rich Kleiman in LA this week. During the meeting, Durant decided to extend the agreement and continue playing with the team.
Besides the renowned forward, names like Clara Wu Tsai and Joe, team owners, and coach Steve Nash were also present during the meeting. Marks stated that the team focuses on playing its best basketball and building a sustainable franchise to win the championship.
The reason behind Durant continuing with the Nets is still unknown. However, the news showed immediate results on several NBA betting sites. Most NBA enthusiasts and bettors were delighted by the news, increasing the popularity of the Brooklyn Nets.
This was necessary, seeing how the Nets dropped off the five-game Christmas lineup. In addition, the team is only lined up for eight games on ESPN and ABC. Despite all this, Durant’s addition makes the Nets one of the best names in the region.
With an average record of 29.9 points the previous season, Durant’s capabilities are widely known. As Ben Simmons and Irving return this season, the Nets will come out guns blazing. Their lineup becomes fiercer with Patty Mills, Kessler Edwards, Edmon Sumner, T.J. Warren, and Nic Claxton.
So, while the Brooklyn Nets’ overall position is still relatively shaky, its lineup might help the team win the championship.