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The Nets Reportedly Have Major Confidence About Kevin Durant

A general photo of Kevin Durant pointing toward the sky.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors points to the sky before their game against the LA Clippers during Game One of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant is expected to make his free agency decision tonight and one team appears to think he's going to join them. That team is the Brooklyn Nets.

According to New York Times basketball reporter Marc Stein, the Brooklyn Nets are giving off "an undeniable vibe of confidence" as the 6 o'clock free agency period approaches. Per the report, the Nets appear to believe that they will be getting Durant's commitment along with that of center DeAndre Jordan.

The Nets reportedly already have a deal in place to bring in Kyrie Irving when free agency opens. Per the report, he is expected to sign a four-year, $141 million deal with Brooklyn.

Durant is reportedly going to make his announcement sometime tonight on the Instagram page for The Boardroom.

The Brooklyn Nets made the playoffs this past season, ending a four-year stretch of rock-bottom basketball.

But after the season ended, the team decided to dump some salaries in an effort to sign two max free agents - one of which will likely be Kyrie Irving.

Though the Nets are unlikely to be able to utilize Durant for most or any of the 2019-20 season, a fully-recovered Durant along with Kyrie would almost certainly make them front-runners for the Eastern Conference in the 2020-21 season.