On July 8, Beijing time, the Nets officially announced that the team had completed a sign-and-swap deal with the Warriors. In this deal, the Nets sent Russell, Napier and Graham from The Warriors got Durant and a protected first-round sign. Durant and the Nets signed a four-year contract of $164 million. Although Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon in the Finals for the Warriors, Du Rand left the Warriors but gave the Warriors back a considerable amount of chips. He could have chosen to join the Nets in a free capacity, but when he left the Thunder that year, he left nothing for the Thunder.
You must know that the Nets have been bad for so many years, yes Under cap the team, signing free agents can’t over cap, so doIf Rand, Irving and Jordan do not trade, Durant and Irving will have to cut their salary by almost 6 million. Who can stand it, a lot of money is still very important. Therefore, the Nets retain Russell’s bird rights, and give Russell a maximum salary contract. Graham and Napier are added to trade with the Warriors. This way, according to the rules of allowing price differences in overcap transactions, Du Rand got it.
When Durant left the Thunder, he had no choice Sign first and then change. The reason Durant joined the Warriors was because he hoped he could win the NBA championship. If you sign first and then change, then the strength of the Warriors will be weakened.
In order to get Durant, the Warriors gave up restrictionsFree agent Barnes. If you sign first and then change, does the Thunder need Barnes? I don't think it is necessary.