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Durant, Irving, Jordan to join Brooklyn Nets

Free-agent All-NBA star Kevin Durant confirmed Sunday that he would sign a four-year, $164 million contract to join the Brooklyn Nets. Durant will play in a dream lineup that will include fellow free agents Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, ESPN reported as the basketball league's free agency kicked off, citing league sources. Irving is expected to sign for four years also, making $141 million. Durant and Irving reportedly agreed to take up to $5 million less than the maximum annually to give the team room to pay Jordan $10 million a year over his four-year deal.

After ESPN reported the deals, oddsmakers at Caesars Sportsbook upped Brooklyn's chances of winning the 2019-2020 NBA title from 25-1 to 18-1.