Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says Kevin Durant signed with them because of their system and style of play.
There are probably numerous reasons why Durant chose to come to Brooklyn. However, there’s one that’s clear to Marks, which he told Evan Roberts of WFAN on Tuesday.
Marks claims that Durant said to him: “I love the system. I love how you guys play. I see how hard you guys play. … You were never out of games. We could never take you guys lightly.”
Durant is currently recovering from a ruptured Achilles injury, one that he sustained in the NBA Finals while a member of the Golden State Warriors. He could miss all of the 2019-20 season. However, the decision of when to return will ultimately be up to Durant, according to Marks.
That would mean Irving will have to run the show for right now.
The Nets also signed DeAndre Jordan to a four-year, $40 million deal. It’s still unclear if Jordan will be included in the starting-five or will come off the bench for Brooklyn. He’s surely past the better part of his prime, but can still add some firepower to the roster.