Kevin Durant has introduced an sudden change.
The Nets star has worn No. 35 for his complete 12-year NBA profession, however he introduced Thursday that he’ll don a No. 7 jersey when he hits the court docket for Brooklyn. Durant defined his determination by way of Instagram on one in every of his enterprise pages, Thirty 5 Ventures.
Durant credited his previous quantity for permitting him to honor somebody near him, journey, achieve new experiences and kind vital bonds, amongst different issues. However he says the change signifies the subsequent chapter in his basketball profession.
The 30-year-old ahead received back-to-back NBA titles with the Warriors in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and averaged 26.zero factors, 6.four rebounds and 5.9 assists per sport final season. He acquired off to a sizzling begin within the playoffs however suffered a calf pressure in opposition to the Rockets within the second spherical. Durant would not play once more till Recreation 5 of the NBA Finals in opposition to the Raptors, the place he ruptured his Achilles.
Durant declined his participant possibility with Golden State to staff up along with his shut associates Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in Brooklyn and is predicted to overlook most if not all of 2019-20. Nevertheless, as soon as he does return, he may make the staff a critical contender within the Jap Convention.
The Nets posted a 42-40 report in 2018-19 and had been eradicated from the postseason by the 76ers within the first spherical. However their newfound star energy may drive a surge to the highest within the close to future.