Why Kevin Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets

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Why Kevin Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant signed for the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons.

Durant won titles with Golden State in 2017 and 2018, then was injured for much of the post season this year as the team lost the NBA Finals in six games to the Toronto Raptors.

When NBA free agency started, one of the biggest names on the market was none other than Kevin Durant who at the time, had just come off of three seasons with the Golden State Warriors.

Kevin Durant with trophies won at the Golden State Warriors

Despite reports that he would end up with the New York Knicks, Durant opted to go the other New York team in the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets have been building up quite nicely these past few years and with KD and Kyrie Irving, there is no denying they will be one of the best teams in the league for years to come.

In an interview, Durant explained his decision to become a Net, and what it means for him moving forward.

“If I was leaving the Warriors, it was always going to be for the Nets,” Durant said. “They got the pieces and a creative front office. I just like what they were building.”

Durant won’t be able to play next season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, although he seems to be making good progress which is great news for Nets fans everywhere.

 

Chidi Nwoke.