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It seems safe to say the Nets are now a legitimate contender

/ by Noah Levick
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At some point, the dust is going to settle on the chaotic spectacle that is NBA free agency.

For the time being, we know a few things, including that the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to deals with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

While it's difficult to completely understand what Durant and Irving heading to Brooklyn means for the landscape of the NBA until other stars like Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler make their decisions, it's probably safe to say that there's another legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. 

Durant will spend next season rehabbing after tearing his Achillles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, so we'll have to wait to see Brooklyn's full potential. General manager Sean Marks has intelligently assembled a pretty strong supporting cast for his stars, with Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris and Taurean Prince among the players under contract for next season.

The Nets have also already added veteran guard Garrett Temple in free agency, according to a report from The Undefeated's Marc Spears. 

There's no doubt Brooklyn's roster is going to be a lot stronger than the group that lost to the Sixers in the first round of the playoffs last year. 

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