NBA Free Agency Day 1 Recap: Brooklyn Nets Sign Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving & DeAndre Jordan

Monday, July 1, 2019 5:34 AM UTC

Monday, Jul. 1, 2019 5:34 AM UTC

The 2019 NBA free agency negotiating period officially started last night at 6:01 PM ET and the Nets can already be considered big winners after signing Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan. Here's a recap of the moves of the day.

<div><p>Kevin Durant will sign a four-year, $164 million deal, Kyrie Irving will sign for four years and $141 million and DeAndre Jordan’s contract will be for $40 million over four years.</p><p>Durant and Irving are taking less than the max to allow Jordan to get the $10 million annual salary.</p><p>KD and his business manager Rich Kleiman met with Warriors General Manager Bob Myers on Sunday in New York and KD delivered him the news on the decision to leave Golden State. The rest of the teams were informed later in the day.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan ... WHAT &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAFreeAgency?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#NBAFreeAgency&lt;/a&gt; 🤯 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/SCQq6NixEu\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/SCQq6NixEu&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— SportsNation (@SportsNation) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/SportsNation/status/1145446056123084800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;June 30, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>Brook Lopez will sign a four-year, $52 million deal to stay with the Bucks.</p><p>JJ Redick agreed to a two-year, $26.5 million deal to join the Pelicans.</p><p>Kemba Walker agreed to sign a four-year, $141 million maximum contract to join the Celtics.</p><p>Khris Middleton has agreed to a five-year, $178 million deal to stay with the Bucks. The contract includes a player option.</p><p>As of now, the only players to ever sign for more than Middleton’s $178 million deal are Russell Westbrook (five years/$206.8 million) and Stephen Curry (five years/$201.2 million).</p><p>Middleton was the 39th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, making this the largest contract for a second round pick in NBA history.</p><p>Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal to join the Pistons.</p><p>Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal to stay with the Grizzlies.</p><p>Gerald Green will return to the Rockets on a one-year deal.</p><p>Harrison Barnes has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal to stay with the Kings.<br /><br />Terrence Ross has agreed to a four-year, $54 million deal to stay with the Magic.<br /><br />Thomas Bryant has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal to return to the Wizards</p><p>Jeremy Lamb has agreed to a three-year, $31.5 million deal to join the Pacers</p><p>Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal with the Pacers. Brogdon will go to Indiana as part of a sign-and-trade. The Pacers are trading a first round and two future second round picks to the Bucks.</p><p>Bojan Bogdanovic has agreed to a four-year, $73 million deal with the Jazz.</p><p>Danuel House has agreed to a three-year, $11.1 million deal to stay with the Rockets.</p><p>Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a three-year, $29 million deal to join the Magic. (Player option on the third year).</p><p>EuroLeague power forward Nicolo Melli has agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Pelicans.</p><p>Garrett Temple has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal to join the Nets.</p><p>Rodney Hood has agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal to stay with the Trail Blazers. (includes a player option).</p><p>Julius Randle has agreed to a three-year, $63 million deal to join the Knicks.</p><p>Al Horford has agreed to a four-year, $109 million deal to join the 76ers. The contract has $97M million guaranteed and $12 million in bonuses tied to championships.</p><p>Ed Davis has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal to join the Jazz.</p><p>George Hill has agreed to a three-year, $29 million deal to stay with the Bucks.</p><p>DeMarre Carroll is signing a two-year, $13 million deal to join the Spurs.</p><p>Tobias Harris will sign a five-year, $180M deal to stay with the 76ers.</p><p>Mike Scott has agreed to a two-year, $9.8 million deal to stay with the 76ers.</p><p>Trevor Ariza has agreed to a two-year, $25 million deal to join the Kings.</p><p>Ricky Rubio has agreed to a three-year, $51 million deal to join the Suns.</p><p>Cory Joseph has agreed to a three-year, $37 million deal to join the Kings.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;As D'Angelo Russell goes to Golden State, revisit his top moments in Brooklyn ❄️ &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/la5O1wDFzK\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/la5O1wDFzK&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NBA TV (@NBATV) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/1145550911332220933?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;July 1, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>D'Angelo Russell agrees to a four-year, $117 million deal to join the Warriors via sign-and-trade.</p><p>Patrick Beverley has agreed to a three-year, $40 million deal to stay with the Clippers.</p><p>Mario Hezonja has agreed to a two-year minimum deal (with a player option on the second year) to join the Trail Blazers.</p><p>Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year, $31 million deal to join the Knicks.</p><p>Klay Thompson has agreed to a five-year, 190 million deal to stay with the Warriors.</p><p>Reggie Bullock has agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal to join the Knicks.</p><p>Nikola Vucevic has agreed to a four-year, $100 million deal to stay with the Magic.</p><p>Jimmy Butler agrees to a four-year, 142 million deal to join the Heat via sign-and-trade. Miami is will send Josh Richardson to Philadelphia. The teams are determined to find a third team to facilitate the sign-and-trade and ensure its completion.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;So, to recap the Day 1 &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAFreeAgency?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#NBAFreeAgency&lt;/a&gt; deals teams and players agreed on …&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;- KD, Kyrie, DeAndre to Brooklyn&lt;br /&gt;- Kemba to Boston&lt;br /&gt;- Jimmy Butler to Miami&lt;br /&gt;- Al Horford to Philly&lt;br /&gt;- D-Lo to Golden State &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/quU65vLMY7\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/quU65vLMY7&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1145560969055219719?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;July 1, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><div><p><strong><u>Odds to Win the 2019-20 NBA Championship<br />(Courtesy of <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4423&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BetOnline</a>)</u></strong></p><p>Los Angeles Lakers +300</p><p>Milwaukee Bucks +700</p><p>Toronto Raptors +700<br /><br />Houston Rockets +900<br /><br />Philadelphia 76ers +900</p><p>Golden State Warriors +1000</p><p>Los Angeles Clippers +1200</p><p>Boston Celtics +1400</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +1600</p><p>Denver Nuggets +1600</p><p>Utah Jazz +2000</p><p>Portland Trail Blazers +2500</p><p>Oklahoma City Thunder +2800</p><p>Dallas Mavericks +3300</p><p>Indiana Pacers +4000</p><p>New Orleans Pelicans +4000</p><p>San Antonio Spurs +5000</p><p>Miami Heat +6600</p><p>New York Knicks +8000</p><p>Sacramento Kings +8000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +10000</p><p>Minnesota Timberwolves +10000</p><p>Orlando Magic +10000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +15000</p><p>Memphis Grizzlies +15000</p><p>Washington Wizards +15000</p><p>Detroit Pistons +20000</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +25000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +25000</p><p>Phoenix Suns +25000</p></div></div>
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