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The NBA does not sleep! Just after 1:00 a.m. EST, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski hopped on Twitter to break the news that the Brooklyn Nets had traded Kevin to the Phoenix Suns. According to ESPN sources, the Nets made a trade with the Suns that involved Durant. The Nets received a package in return that includes forward Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, and four future first-round picks without any protection.
Here are the details of the trade, according to Wojnarowski:
- Kevin Durant
- T.J. Warren
- Mikal Bridges
- Cam Johnson
- Jae Crowder
- four first-round picks (2023, 2025, 2027, and 2029)
- 2028 pick swap
Why it Matters for Kevin Durant
Just days ago, news broke that the Nets were trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, and the speculation immediately began swirling that Durant would be the next player to be shipped out of Brooklyn. With this deal, Durant has been relocated to the Phoenix area where he will join forces with Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton. According to Wojnarowski, “Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, told Tsai and Marks that their preference was a deal to Phoenix, sources said.