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.
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.