NBA free agency officially tipped off around the league Sunday evening at 6PM PST. We can tell you how it played out for the highly anticipated free agent classes.
There were lots of speculations and some right and some wrong, but let’s kick it off with the big news on Kevin Durant (as previously reported) and Kyrie Irving both signed with The Brooklyn Nets. Read on…
CelebNSports247.com has the latest on the biggest player trades during the NBA free agency from Sunday night, who landed where and what was the deal?
Everyone wants to know where did Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Vukcevic and Kemba Walker sign?
We have the answers below:
Kyrie Irving might have received a max contract from the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night. But it did not come without his reputation being tainted big time. Reports of his diva-like mentality ruining the Boston Celtics gave way to Irving’s former team not showing any real interest in re-signing him.
Brooklyn targeted Irving immediately after the 2018-19 season. It culminated in a max contract agreement Sunday evening. It also represents the biggest free-agent signing in Nets history.
Following the news of Kyrie joining the Nets was Kevin Durant who also made his official announcement that he was signing with the Brooklyn team as well. We previously reported that is was already known that Durant was signing with the Nets before his official announcement.
The Nets ended up with two major players hoping to put them in the Championship position in the coming year. Kyrie and Durant will be joined by best KD’s bud DeAndre Jordan to form a new big three in the Big Apple. While KD is out for all of next season. However, this will still make the Nets still have a team worthy of competing in the Eastern Conference.
What about the Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson? Well, Thompson committed to a five-year, $190 million max deal with Golden State. He decided to stay with the warriors and move accross the bay to their new hom in San Francisco. Let’s be honest, the team needs to keep Klay especially since Durant signed with the Nets.
As for the Boston Celtics, they have replaced Kyrie Irving who also signed to the Brooklyn Nets with All-NBA guard Kemba Walker on Day 1. Kemba traded the small market of Charlotte for the bright lights of Boston. Equally as important, Walker netted a max four-year, $141 million deal from Boston after the Hornets low-balled him with a five-year, $160 million contract.
Nikola Vucevic is staying right where he is at in Miami. The Orlando Magic who retained star center Nikola Vucevic on a less-than-max contract.
The Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard seems to be probing to find out how badly the Lakers want him, and how much power he’d have, which has to be a positive indicator that he’s giving them serious consideration. Kawhi Leonard reportedly had a “positive” phone call with Magic Johnson on Sunday to talk about the Los Angeles Lakers as a potential free agency destination. At this point, Kawhi has yet to announce his decision on what he is going to do, but we will keep you posted, especially since he is coming off a Championship win with the Raptors.