Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is not leaving Brooklyn anytime soon. Durant’s agent has informed the media his client signing a four-year, $198 million contract extension. His prior four-year contract with Brooklyn provided an opt-out after the 2021-22 season.
Durant is currently in Tokyo, Japan competing in the 2021 Summer Olympics. He has led Team USA with 19.0 points per game and is second with 5.2 rebounds per game. The Americans are on the verge of the gold medal, facing France in the Friday evening final. This would mark a third successive Olympics in which Durant and Team USA have won the gold.
Durant appeared in 35 Nets games last season. He averaged 26.9 points per game, to go along with per game averages of 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He joined the Nets following the 2018-19 season with a four-year, $168 million deal in a sign-and-trade. He spent the 2019-20 season recovering from an Achilles injury.