Durant was named the NBA Finals MVP after helping lead the Warriors to a championship in his first season with the team. He spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder (his first was with the Seattle Supersonics before the team relocated), but lost in his only previous trip to the NBA Finals.
Richardson, 26, is entering his fifth season with the Jets after the team Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys picked up an option on his contract last offseason. While he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2014, his production has dropped off, and his venture into free agency will be nothing close to what it was for Durant — an eight-time NBA All-Star and the 2013-14 NBA MVP.
But plenty of NFL players have accepted lesser contracts to play for a contender. Richardson isn’t interested in that.
Those seven players would total $49.7 million in salary cap spending for the 2017 season, leaving the Beats with well over $100 million of space and another $13.76 million of required spending in the expansion draft.
After parsing through the big salaries, the rest of the expansion Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys draft would likely be picking through cheap players close to the bottom of each team’s 53-man roster.
Then Brooklyn could use the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft to add pass rusher Myles Garrett to the mix, and possibly the first pick of the second round to take offensive tackle Cam Robinson.
Remember a year ago, when the avalanche of international prospects chosen led to questions about the decline of American basketball? There were a record 26 non-American players taken, and so we had to deal with think pieces about the negative effects of AAU competition and the rise of the “more skilled” European player, even as the U.S. held world championships at the U-17, U-19 and senior national team level. Indeed, even Breitbart posted one of these.