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On Sunday afternoon, Kevin Durant announced that he will sign a max contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

It turns out that the two-time NBA Finals MVP won't be signing a max after all.

On Sunday night, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported:

Soon thereafter, ESPN's Bobby Marks provided more details:

It's unclear exactly what Durant's final contract will be, but his max was $164 million over four seasons.

This is the third straight summer KD has agreed to take less money.

After winning the title in 2017, Durant agreed to a contract that paid him $25 million in 2017-18 when he could have made just under $34.7 million.

He did that to help the Warriors re-sign Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

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After going back-to-back in 2018, Durant agreed to a contract that paid him $30 million in 2018-19 when he could have made $35.3 million.

He did that to give himself the flexibility to possibly leave the Warriors in the summer of 2019.

And that ended up coming to fruition.

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