Kevin Durant is reportedly set to be with the Brooklyn Nets for the next five seasons.
Rich Kleiman, Durant's longtime manager, confirmed to ESPN's The Boardroom platform that Durant has agreed to sign a four-year contract extension worth $198 million.
BREAKING NEWS: KD to remain in Brooklyn for five more years. https://t.co/I1BIvDNF8Q- Boardroom (@boardroom) August 6, 2021
Durant, who signed with the Nets as a free agent in 2019, will no longer have the option to enter free agency next year as his reported deal keeps him with the club through the 2025-26 NBA season.
After missing the 2019-20 season while rehabbing his Achilles, Durant returned to form this past season. While he only appeared in 35 regular-season games, KD posted averages of 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists while shooting 53.7 percent from the field, 45.0 percent from 3-point range and 88.2 percent from the free throw line.
Brooklyn fell one win shy of the Eastern Conference Finals but Durant was even more impressive in the playoffs, averaging 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists on .514/.402/.871 shooting splits over 12 games, including a historic 49-point, 17-rebound, 10-assist triple-double in a Game 5 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Durant, who will turn 33 ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season, will run it back alongside his All-NBA teammates in James Harden and Kyrie Irving, who will each soon become eligible to sign an extension with the franchise as well.
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