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Lots Of Changes Happening For The Golden State Warriors

It’s the end of an era for the Golden State Warriors, the end of the Kevin Durant era.

Yesterday, KD announced via the Instagram account @theboardroom, that he was leaving the Warriors to join the Brooklyn Nets. He’s expected to sign a deal for 4 years and $164 million.

Brooklyn also signed All-Stars Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan to join KD. The Warriors offered Durant a deal worth 5 years and $221 million but he respectively declined. Durant unfortunately ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and will be out for all of next season. It’s speculated that the move had to do with his team of doctors being located in New York.

Also departing from the team is fan favorite, Andre Iguodala, who was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies last night. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP was been sending cryptic tweets all day leading up to the trade.

But with the bad news, come silver linings.

Klay Thompson is staying put!

After rumors began spiraling about the beloved sharpshooter leaving the team for his hometown, Los Angeles, Klay has agreed to max contract to stay in the Bay. The deal is worth $190 million spread out over five years. Thompson has long voiced his desire to commit to the team long term and when offered the deal, he immediately accepted.

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Just got paid.

And finally, in a surprising move, the Warriors were able to acquire All-Star D’Angelo Russell from the Brooklyn Nets in a sign & trade deal. Russell will also receive a max contract topped out at four years and $117 million. Last year with Brooklyn, he average 21.1 points and 7.1 assists per game. He’ll add another nice shooting touch to the team while Klay his rehabbing his ACL injury.

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Welcome to the Bay, D’Angelo.

Also coming over in the deal with Russell are Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham.

What do you think of the moves made by the Dubs?

Do you think they can make another championship run?

Read more at Forbes.com

 


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