Durant planning to switch to No. 7 with Nets

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The Warriors, of course, had to make it worth the Nets' while and attached a pick along with KD to get Brooklyn to go along.

"Along with the rest of the league, our coaching staff has long admired Kevin's incredible skill, resilience and tenacity", Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said.

When he returns, he will wear the No. 7 after previously playing with 35 throughout his career.

Newly minted Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant announced that he would be changing from his iconic No. 35 jersey to the No. 7 as a member of the Nets on Sunday night at 7 p.m. EST.

The two-time Finals MVP today announced on social media that he would be rocking the no. 7 for the Brooklyn Nets after wearing no. 35 for his entire National Basketball Association career to date.

"35 was chosen in honor of someone very near and dear to me".

"Kevin is a champion, perennial All-Star and one of the great players of this, or any, generation", general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. The four-time National Basketball Association scoring champion revealed on social media that he'll be sporting No. 7 with Brooklyn.

The 27-year-old point guard, who spent more than eight seasons with the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers, has averaged 22.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals over 508 career games. "Their determination to play together proved even stronger, in the end, than many league observers expected", writes Marc Stein. "We wish him the best moving forward".

After inking a four-year $142 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets, six-time All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is moving back to his hometown of West Orange.

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