Nets show Durant in new No. 7 jersey, Irving working out Nets show Durant in new No. 7 jersey, Irving working out
The Brooklyn Nets give a sneak peek of their NBA preseason with superstar recruits Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving @afp Published 9:24 AM, September... Nets show Durant in new No. 7 jersey, Irving working out

Nets show Durant in new No. 7 jersey, Irving working out

The Brooklyn Nets give a sneak peek of their NBA preseason with superstar recruits Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

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Published 9:24 AM, September 20, 2019

Updated 9:24 AM, September 20, 2019

STAR POWER. Kyrie irving and Kevin Durant look to bring the young Nets deeper into the playoffs in the next few seasons. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NEW YORK, USA – Injured star Kevin Durant showed off his new jersey and Kyrie Irving was pictured working out Thursday, September 19 as the Brooklyn Nets provided a glimpse of preparations for their upcoming NBA campaign.

With the start of their preseason schedule barely two weeks away and a trip to China next month to face the Los Angeles Lakers looming, the Nets heightened anticipation for the 2019-2020 season with Twitter postings.

Durant suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon in last season’s NBA Finals and is expected to miss the entire 2019-2020 campaign for the Nets after leaving the Golden State Warriors and signing with Brooklyn after the NBA Finals.

He was shown in a pair of photos displaying his new black and white No. 7 jersey for Brooklyn, a change from the 35 he wore in winning two titles with the Warriors.

Durant’s move to the Nets along with that of Irving from Boston launched a flurry of major player moves that dramatically changed the landscape of the NBA.

Six-time NBA All-Star guard Irving, who won an NBA title alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, departed for the Celtics in 2017 and spent two seasons in Boston until joining the Nets, where he is expected to carry the bulk of the load for a young club.

The 27-year-old backcourt star was born to US parents in Melbourne, Australia.

The Nets begin preseason training camp next week before playing Brazilian club SESI/Franca on October 4 then going to China where they will meet James and the Los Angeles Lakers in preseason contests on October 10 at Shanghai and October 12 at Shenzhen. – Rappler.com

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