Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets Trade Deal Officially CONFIRMED

Tanya Simon
July 12, 2019

With superstar forward Kevin Durant set to miss next season after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon, the Nets have looked to strengthen their squad in his absense, and also signed All-star center DeAndre Jordan earlier on Saturday.

"Along with the rest of the league, our coaching staff has long admired Kevin's incredible skill, resilience and tenacity", coach Kenny Atkinson said. I will always honor him and honor the number 35.

Durant explained his journey with the No. 35 on the Instagram account for his business Thirty Five Ventures before announcing that the next time he is seen in a Nets jersey, he will be wearing No. 7.

It came as a shocker to the media and National Basketball Association fans when Kevin Durant turned down a max offer from the Golden State Warriors and decided on the Brooklyn Nets shortly after Kyrie Irving signed.

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"35 was chosen in honour of someone very near and dear to me". He's a four-time scoring champion and his 22,940 points ranks third among active players. He's coming off an All-Star season with the Nets and we feel, at the age of 23, his best basketball is certainly ahead of him in regards to his career trajectory.

Durant - only the sixth man to win consecutive Finals MVPs - averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists last season.

However, the Knicks backed off on those possibilities and signed players like Portis who signed a two-year deal worth $31 million. "Their determination to play together proved even stronger, in the end, than many league observers expected", writes Marc Stein.

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