Atlantic Contract Notes: Durant, Jordan, Claxton, Milton, Brazdeikis

Kevin Durant‘s max contract with the Nets includes $4.3MM in likely bonuses, according to Jeff Siegel of EarlyBirdRights.com. It’s not clear how those bonuses can be earned but if they’re based on individual statistics, he can’t reach them next season due to his Achilles injury. His deal also includes a full 15% trade kicker. DeAndre Jordan‘s salary with Brooklyn starts at 9.9MM, rises 5% in the second year, dips back down to 9.9MM, then drops slightly in the fourth year for a total of 40MM, Siegel adds (Twitter links).

We have more contractual news from around the Atlantic Division:

  • The timeline of the Nets’ moves in free agency – signing Kyrie Irving and Jordan to free agent deals using salary-cap room and then acting like a team over the cap to pull off the Durant sign-and-trade with Golden State — also allowed them to give Nicolas Claxton a three-year contract, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets. Without room, Claxton’s fully guaranteed deal would have been limited to two years. The University of Georgia big man was the first pick of the second round.
  • Shake Milton‘s four-year minimum contract with the Sixers includes a team option in the final year and is otherwise fully guaranteed, Siegel tweets. The shooting guard played last season on a two-way contract, splitting his time between the Sixers and their G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats.
  • Knicks rookie forward Ignas Brazdeikis received a three-year minimum deal, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Brazdeikis will make approximately $900K as a rookie, $1.5MM in his second year and $1.8MM in his third season (team option).
  • The Celtics have been exploring a variety of contract terms with second-round pick Carsen Edwards, Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe tweets. The negotiations with the Purdue guard include guaranteed amounts.
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5 thoughts on “Atlantic Contract Notes: Durant, Jordan, Claxton, Milton, Brazdeikis

  1. doubleringer

    I think the Nets in the Big Apple – – aka KD’s NYC-East Coast-NBA-BB-takeover project- – will never get to see the final payout come to fruition. Not going to work with KI and DJ by his side. The Three NYC BB Stooges will become a fiasco and an afterthought of spoiled talent that never met expectations. Nice job KD! Enjoy the Big Apple with your stooges.

  2. doubleringer

    Heard there are some of the finest bakeries in the nation there in NYC, KD.

    • Hater alert!!! Classless Warrior fan, not even fit to be called a fan of such a great team!

      • doubleringer

        Yeah, sorry man…maybe this came out a little loosely. I’m not actually a KD hater, just bummed that he planned on bailing on GSW over a year ago. It was a calculated risk he took, and he will have to live with his decision to give up on the greatest He didn’t even say “goodbye” to the fans or anything.

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