The Brooklyn Nets made a big splash with the NBA free agency period beginning today as they reportedly sign three key players, hoping to make a deeper playoff run.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted recently that the Nets will sign MVP forward Kevin Durant, guard Kyrie Irving, and center DeAndre Jordan, all to contracts with the team.
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
A story by Detroit’s 97.1 the Ticket states that Durant’s deal is set to be worth for four-years at $164 million, and Irving’s deal will also be for four years, but worth up to $141 million. Jordan’s contract details remain undisclosed.
With the clean sweep of signings happening for Brooklyn, many sports fans and personalities are now believing it that a new ‘Big Three’ will be happening in the NBA coming this season.
Here are some big shocked and excited reactions from social media when the deals were first occurred.
Live look-in at everyone rushing to jump on the Brooklyn Nets bandwagon after adding Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Jordan pic.twitter.com/PeSIPLuvJR— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) June 30, 2019
Wow Kyrie and KD to the Nets! That’s unbelievable. They earned it by building the right way. What a turnaround story. Barclays will be the place to be in NYC come the Fall. 👍— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) June 30, 2019
Durant is expected to miss the majority of next season after suffering an torn Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals just three weeks ago.
While both Irving and Jordan are signing with the Nets after solid years last season when Irving was with the Boston Celtics and Jordan was on the Dallas Mavericks.
Along with Brooklyn’s three big signings and Kemba Walker expected to sign with the Celtics, the big splashes help kick off a huge, wacky first day of NBA free agency.
Other big name players set to hit free agency include guard Klay Thompson (who suffered Torn ACL in Game 6 of the Finals), the 2019 NBA Finals MVP forward Kawhi Leonard, and Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton.