NBA Rumors: Nets Explore DeAndre Jordan Signing to Entice Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan are good friends. They won a gold medal together at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and partied in Greece afterward.

So considering the Brooklyn Nets reportedly are the front-runners to sign Durant and sportsbooks' odds-on favorites, this bit of information from the New York Times' Marc Stein shouldn't be too surprising.

It's widely expected that Kyrie Irving will sign with the Nets, and he reportedly has been recruiting the two-time NBA Finals MVP for weeks.

Jordan -- who signed a one-year deal worth just under $23 million with the Mavericks last summer -- also is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent Sunday. He was traded to New York in a January deal that cleared up the necessary salary-cap space for the Knicks to sign two stars to max contracts in free agency. The soon-to-be-31-year-old averaged 10.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 blocks in 19 games in New York.

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