BREAKING NEWS: Phoenix Suns are ‘trading for Nets star Kevin Durant’ in shock blockbuster move on trade deadline after Brooklyn lost Kyrie Irving – with ‘five players set to be involved in deal’
Kevin Durant is nearing a sensational move to the Phoenix Suns and is set to become the latest big name to leave Brooklyn.
Durant and T.J. Warren are set to move to the Valley in a blockbuster trade, certain to shock the NBA world to its core.
News broke moments after Durant’s former teammate, Kyrie Irving starred in his debut for Dallas.
An ESPN report states that Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and four first-round picks will head to Brooklyn in exchange for the duo.
The picks, in 2023, ’25, ’27 and ’29 are all unprotected. Further, a pick swap will occur between the two franchises.
Kevin Durant is set to become the newest member of the Phoenix Suns in a blockbuster trade
Phoenix currently sit fifth in the Western Conference and have struggled to recapture last season’s form, but with Durant seemingly an imminent addition their fortunes in the regular season and beyond could be liable to drastic change.
The move signals an end to a very talented albeit wildly unsuccessful era in Brooklyn with James Harden, Irving nor Ben Simmons able to help elevate the Nets anywhere close toward an NBA title.
Durant, who requested a trade this offseason, will once more be in the Western Conference having started his career there with the Oklahoma City Thunder before a free agent move to the Golden State Warriors in 2016.
His move to Brooklyn in 2019 brought him to the Eastern Conference but now he will fight against Irving, Nikola Jokic and Ja Morant for supremacy in the West.
In less than three seasons in New York, Durant has averaged 29 points, 5.8 assists while shooting 40% from three-point range.
Both Durant and Kyrie Irving have left the Brooklyn Nets are joining forces at the NY franchise
As a Net, Durant’s best playoff finish was an Eastern Conference semi-finals, which Brooklyn lost to Milwaukee in seven games.
Phoenix play at Atlanta tonight before a trip to Indiana for a Friday night game against the Pacers.
If the deal were to become official, Durant is most likely to debut following the All-Star break.
Devin Booker (C) and Kevin Durant are set to form a fearsome duo in the Western Conference
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