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signs four-year deal with Brooklyn Nets worth £128m despite Achilles injury that could rule him out for most of next NBA season NBA star has agreed to sign for the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent Reports suggest Durant's contract will be for four years and worth $164million His availability for much of next season is in doubt due to an Achilles injury

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 06:13 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 06:13 BST, 1 July 2019

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is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons.

His decision was announced on Sunday at the start of the NBA free agency period on the Instagram page for The Boardroom, an online series looking at sports business produced by Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman.

Durant won titles with Golden State in 2017 and 2018 then was injured for much of the post-season this year as the team lost the NBA Finals in six games to the Toronto Raptors.

NBA star Kevin Durant has agreed to sign for the Brooklyn Nets for four years as a free agent

NBA star has agreed to sign for the Brooklyn Nets for four years as a free agent

A ruptured right Achilles tendon could keep him out the entire next season, and whenever he returns it will be in the Brooklyn black.

And he'll be joined by Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, his 2016 U.S. Olympic teammates who also agreed to deals with the Nets on Sunday.

ESPN first reported Durant's decision, saying he had agreed to a four-year deal worth $164million (£128m). Durant could have gotten five years and about $221m (£172m) to remain with the Warriors.

Durant, a 10-time All-Star who just completed his 12th NBA season, was leading all postseason scorers at 34.2 points per game when he strained his right calf on May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference

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