NBA free agency opened with a crazy first day on Sunday. Huge contracts were handed out left and right and a ton of big names were taken off the board. More than $3 billion was spent in just a few hours.
Here’s a look at the biggest winners from the first day of 2019’s NBA free agency extravaganza.
The Brooklyn Nets scored bigger than anyone on Sunday, securing three big names to add to a solid roster of role players.
The Nets landed Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, while shipping D'Angelo Russell to the Golden State Warriors via sign-and-trade. They also inked a solid locker room presence in Garrett Temple.
While Durant will miss most — if not all — of the 2019-20 season, the Nets should have a really nice roster even without him. Adding Irving, Jordan and Temple to a group that includes Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Caris Levert and Jarrett Allen makes Brooklyn an excellent team heading into next year.
The Nets were a huge winner on Sunday.