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Nets still pursuing DeAndre Jordan in hopes of luring Kevin Durant

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While Kevin Durant announces his free agency decision via his business venture The Boardroom’s Instagram account, the Brooklyn Nets plan on trotting out the idea of Durant teaming up with Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, per The New York Times’ Marc Stein.

Stein adds that Irving will be at Brooklyn’s practice facility at the dawn of free agency on Sunday night, and that the two parties have a “formal commitment.”

DeAndre Jordan is rumored to have interest from the Nets due to Jordan’s relationship with Durant and Irving, due to the trio’s inclusion on the 2016 Summer Olympics Team USA delegation. The three won the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, three summers ago.

Jordan last played for the New York Knicks and was acquired by the New York franchise from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Durant is rumored to have interest in signing with the Knicks, along with other contenders for his affection, the Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, and incumbent team Golden State Warriors—where he won two championships.

Irving, meanwhile, will be a Brooklyn Net, it looks like, as soon as the market opens at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST. The Nets are proposing Brooklyn as the best landing spot for Durant and his brand due to his prior connection with Irving and Jordan, plus the media and business opportunities associated with living in the Big Apple. The Knicks, however, have a similar ability in terms of branding for Durant, plus the two-time Finals MVP’s business manager Rich Kleiman is a Knicks fan.

The world will soon find out what decision Durant makes as he takes to Instagram in mere hours.