The ‘Frontrunner’ In Kevin Durant Sweepstakes

Warriors star Kevin Durant is set to become free agent this summer, but his ruptured Achilles changed his plans. There’s a possibility that Durant re-signs with the Golden State. However, there’s also a possibility that the Brooklyn Nets add him to their roster. Kendrick Perkins believes that the Nets are the frontrunner in the whole process.

“I think they’re the frontrunner. I absolutely do. I think the Nets are the frontrunner to land KD,” Perkins said on “The Jump.” Brian Windhorst joining the discussion and said Perkins was not the only person to think this way.

“I’m not ruling out the Knicks, but I think the Nets are the frontrunners and people are not giving them their [respect],” Perkins added. “Sources tell me the Nets are the frontrunner.”

Perkins didn’t reveal his source, and we can’t really say if it’s Durant. Let’s not forget that they played in Oklahoma City from 2011 to 2015, and are really close. If Perkins says that Durant is interested in signing with the Nets, he has a pretty good reason to make that comment.

Durant will become free agent if he opts out of the final year of his deal with the Warriors. Many believe that Durant will make this move and leave the Warriors to sign with a different team.

The Nets have enough cap space to offer Durant a four-year deal worth $164 million. He may resign with the Warriors and get a five-year deal worth $221 million. If he decides to make a delayed sign-and-trade move, he will be able to join any team in the league.

The Nets will meet with Kawhi Leonard, and there’s probably a mutual interest with Tobias Harris.

“The guys that are free agents, all of them, I would assume, have spent the last year or two surveying the league. They know where they want to go, they know what they want to be a part of,” Marks said. “Our young guys have done a nice job to put themselves in that position.”

The Nets cleared $69 million, and they may make a few great moves this summer.

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