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Caris LeVert was at home when he found out Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving were signing with Nets, says he wasn’t ‘super surprised’


Brooklyn Nets rising star Caris LeVert was at his home when he found out Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were signing with the Nets.

LeVert says he found out about Durant’s decision like everyone else did by checking KD’s Instagram page. Both Irving and Durant signed four-year deals with the Nets, something LeVert says he wasn’t “super surprised” about.

“I think when the news came out, I was just chillin’. I was at the crib. I kind of figured out the same way everybody else did on Instagram,” LeVert said on ESPN’s The Jump.

“But I wouldn’t say I was super surprised. With all the rumors and everything going on, it’s kinda hard to know it’s real, but it’s definitely exciting.”

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant took less than the max so the Nets could sign DeAndre Jordan to a four-year, $40 million deal. KD, Kyrie and DeAndre are very close friends off the court and wanted to play with each other in Brooklyn.

Durant is widely expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear. Caris LeVert and the rest of his teammates are eager to show the world the Nets can still be an elite team sans Durant.

LeVert averaged 21.0 points per game in the 2019 playoffs. He will likely be the second option on offense next season behind Irving.