ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Durant agreed to a four-year, $164 million deal with the Nets.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN speculated Sunday on The Jump the Warriors could acquire D'Angelo Russell as part of the sign-and-trade with Golden State (h/t Evan Massey of ClutchPoints).
Wojnarowski also reported Kyrie Irving agreed to a four-year, $141 million deal with the Nets, which eliminates the need for them to re-sign Russell.
Golden State is a surprising suitor for Russell since it already has a skilled backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the Warriors are expected to reach an agreement with Thompson on a five-year, $190 max extension.
However, a sign-and-trade with Brooklyn would allow the Warriors to get a max-level player when they otherwise wouldn't be able to add one. The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II noted they'll only have the mid-level exception and veteran's minimum deals in terms of the contracts they can offer unrestricted free agents.
Plus, Russell could fill the void in the upcoming season created by Thompson's recovery from a torn ACL. The Warriors would effectively have a year to gauge his fit with the team and see how he plays with Curry before re-evaluating the situation next summer.
If Russell worked out, then Golden State would have a new Big Three going forward. Should his arrival not pan out as expected, general manager Bob Myers could explore his available trade possibilities.