Nets Sign Kevin Durant To Four-Year, $198 Million Extension

Kevin Durant has had quite the summer. Not only did he lead the United States to a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but he also signed a huge contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets. 

As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, this is a maximum extension worth $198 million over four years. Durant declined his 2022-23 player option and will be extended off of his $42 million salary for the 2021-22 season.

This will keep Durant under contract through the 2025-26 season. 

Brooklyn can now pivot their focus to extending Kyrie Irving and James Harden, as they look to keep their superstar trio intact for many years to come. 

After losing in the second round of the playoffs to the Milwaukee Bucks, who went on to win the NBA Finals, the Nets will look to stay healthy and make a deep playoff run in the 2021-22 season. 

Durant averaged 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest in the regular season followed by 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 12 postseason games.