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Nets Cash In On Wild Day of NBA Free Agency

We’re only one day in to NBA Free Agency 2019, and we’ve already seen a seismic shift of power in the league’s ranks.

Many teams coveted the talents of two-Time Finals MVP Kevin Durant heading into the day, but ultimately, he chose to sign a four-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

Joining Durant in Brooklyn will be six-time NBA All-Star Point Guard Kyrie Irving, also on a four-year deal.

Durant and Irving committing to joining the Nets elevates Brooklyn to the top of the Eastern Conference, having three NBA Championships and a whopping sixteen NBA All-Star Appearances between them.

Irving left the Boston Celtics, but Boston moved very quickly finding his replacement, agreeing to terms with All-NBA Point Guard Kemba Walker on a four-year contract.

Walker is coming off his best season as a professional with the Charlotte Hornets, in which he averaged nearly 26 points per game.

However Walker won’t have the luxury of big man Al Horford in Boston, as Horford moved on to a new contract with the Phildelphia 76ers.

Horford signed a four-year pact with the Sixers, and joins Joel Embiid in Philadelphia to form of the most physical and formidable frontcourts in the league.

On their way out of Philadelphia was Jimmy Butler, who was signed and then traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Josh Richardson.

The NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2015, Butler spent half of the season with the Sixers after coming over from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

And then to cap off the day, the Warriors lost Durant but added former Nets All-Star Point Guard D’Angelo Russell.

Russell also had his best season as a professional last season, leading the Nets to a playoff berth.
To clear cap space for signing Russell, the Warriors then sent defensive stalwart Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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