Kevin Durant drops truth bomb on extensions for Nets’ Big 3
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant and teammates Kyrie Irving and James Harden are all eligible for contract extensions this summer, but it’s still unknown what they plan to do regarding their future with the team.
Durant expressed his belief that they enjoy playing alongside each other; however, he acknowledged he doesn’t exactly know what his fellow “Big 3” members are thinking. With that, he is just hoping that they all make the “right decisions” when it’s time to talk about their contract extensions.
“(You) like being in that environment, first of all. You enjoy playing the game, that’s the most important thing. I think we all three enjoy playing with each other,” Durant said when asked about what would factor into his decision whether to sign an extension with the Nets, per the Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
“But that’s a personal thing, and guys are different. I’m sure when the time is right I’m sure we’ll all make the right decision for ourselves.”
The Nets Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden barely played together during the 2020-21 season due to various injuries. Although some people thought it would change come playoff time as they all headed to the postseason healthy, that didn’t last long. Both Harden and Irving sustained significant injuries that prevented all three to be on the same court together for the most part.
KD, Kyrie and Harden can all become free agents after the 2021-22 season should they fail to reach an extension with the Nets. Meanwhile, they can stay together until at least the 2025-26 campaign should they agree to new deals.
While nothing is certain yet, it’s certainly intriguing to see the three unleash their full potential when healthy.