First reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Durant -- who will likely miss the entire 2019-20 season after rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals -- will sign a four-year, $164 million contract.
Free agency has just begun, but Brooklyn is already sending the NBA world into a frenzy.
STOP SPOILING US WOJ!!! https://t.co/7iOpXpmaxC— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) June 30, 2019
And so it begins....— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 30, 2019
Wow. This is Crazy.— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 30, 2019
The Knicks got some bad luck right now....lol #FASeason— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 30, 2019
Knicks can't catch a break lol— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 30, 2019
The Bandwagon is loading up quick in Brooklyn... Better hurry up guys🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/eHwOWNe0VR— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 30, 2019
Meanwhile, it's safe to say Nets reserve guard Spencer Dinwiddie loved it when Brooklyn's plan came together.
Everybody who said I shouldn't sign the extension gtfo my mentions 🗣 pic.twitter.com/E6sqlujjXs— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) June 30, 2019
Speaking of the Knicks...
A little more than an hour after Durant officially announced his intentions to sign with Brooklyn, the New York Knicks -- heavily rumored to be the frontrunner for KD all season -- made some news:
Wow— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 30, 2019
Elhassan sounds off on Dolan, Knicks
Amin Elhassan says the Knicks shouldn't have even taken a meeting with Kevin Durant if they weren't willing to offer the max.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who knows a thing or two about signing massive contracts, was bummed to learn he won't be joining Irving and Durant in Brooklyn.