NBA free agency is officially less than one week away. While nobody knows what Warriors star Kevin Durant will do, there's a new betting favorite to land KD.
Enter the Brooklyn Nets.
New favorite in the race for KD:
(via @br_betting) pic.twitter.com/CcHLfa2EXo— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 24, 2019
Caesars Palace now has the Nets as the betting favorites to land Durant. The sportsbook places Brooklyn ahead of the Warriors, Knicks and Clippers.
Just three days ago, ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Durant's former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, Kendrick Perkins, declared the Nets as the "front-runners" to sign KD.
Many believed Durant would leave the Bay Area for New York this offseason once free agency begins June 30, but the assumption was that he would sign with the Knicks. Those thoughts seem to be shifting.
The Nets have also been rumored to be the favorites to sign Durant's friend and star point guard, Kyrie Irving. Brooklyn was one of the more surprising teams in the NBA last season, earning a No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. Adding KD and Kyrie could clearly turn them into contenders for years to come, even though Durant will miss next season with a ruptured right Achilles.
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Durant has a $31.5 million player option, though he's expected to opt out and seek a max contract. Will he sign one with the Nets?
That's still to be determined, but the rumors are far from over.