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--Kevin Durant, at $38,199,000, is the fourth highest paid player in the NBA this year, tied with James Harden and John Wall, and behind only Steph Curry, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. Durant and Kyrie Irving have 15 percent trade kickers.
--The three big free agents signed this summer -- Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan -- have won three NBA championships (Durant 2 and Irving 1) and been to the Finals seven times (Durant 4, Irving 3). They have made the All-Star team a total of 17 times (Durant 10, Irving 6, Jordan 1) and the All-NBA team a total of 14 times (Durant 9, Jordan, 3 and Irving, 2). Jordan has been named to the All-Defensive team twice. Durant and Irving were both rookies of the year, Durant in 2008, Irving in 2012.
—Kevin Durant won the MVP in 2014 while with OKC.
—Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan were all part of the gold medal-winning USA Olympic mens’ basketball team in 2016. Durant also has a gold medal from the 2012 Olympics.
--Kevin Durant has been the MVP of the NBA Finals twice. Durant and Kyrie Irving have both been the MVP of the FIBA World Cup, Durant in 2010, Irving in 2014. Irving won the MVP award in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game as well.
--Kevin Durant has been the NBA scoring leader four times. DeAndre Jordan has been the NBA rebounding leader twice.
--The Nets have a payroll of $126,075,457, 13th highest in the NBA.
--They are $16,935,457 over the cap, $6,551,543 under the luxury tax threshold and $12,852,543 under the hard cap threshold.
--The Nets have four players still on rookie contracts: Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince, Jarrett Allen and Dzanan Musa plus three others on multi-year deals who were second rounders or undrafted : Rodions Kurucs, Nic Claxton and Theo Pinson.
--The Nets have two other players on minimum deals -- Wilson Chandler and David Nwaba -- as well as one on the room exception ($4,767,000).
--Two of the Nets players -- Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving -- were selected in the NBA Draft Lottery while three players went undrafted --Garrett Temple, David Nwaba and Theo Pinson.
--The Nets have three foreign born players: Kyrie Irving (Australia), Dzanan Musa (Bosnia) and Rodions Kurucs (Latvia).
--This the last year of Deron Williams’ stretch payments. He will be paid $5,474,787