Nets may now be frontrunners to sign Durant
The latest turn in the Kevin Durant free-agent sweepstakes has the Golden State Warriors star headed directly toward the Brooklyn Nets.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Nets are now more hopeful than ever they’ll be able to convince both Durant and Boston Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to sign with Brooklyn after free agency starts on June 30.
Irving, who isn’t expected back in Boston, is considered the most likely of the two to join Brooklyn. But, a package deal is potentially there.
“The Nets are gaining confidence that they can pull this off,” Windhorst said Friday on “The Jump,” referring to Brooklyn’s bid to create two max contract spots and have Durant and Irving fill them. “They’ve made three moves in the last week ... they’re right there for a second (max) slot.”