BREAKING: Brooklyn Nets trade Kevin Durant to Phoenix Suns for major haul
BREAKING: Brooklyn Nets trade Kevin Durant to Phoenix Suns for Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, & a whopping 4 first-round picks plus additional draft compensation according to Shams pic.twitter.com/NdnyUYe39q— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) February 9, 2023
Nets gets unprotected picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 9, 2023
Jae Crowder and TJ Warren will also be swapping teams as part of the deal. The Nets are expected to try and reroute Crowder by the deadline.
This blockbuster trumps the flurry of players traded earlier on the eve of NBA Trade Deadline Day. The Suns with their new owner are going all-in on a star studded team while the Nets get a sweet haul back for their older superstar in Kevin Durant.
Expect the Nets to use some of those picks to rebuild by next season as the Rockets own all of Brooklyn's picks in the next five drafts (3 outright, 2 pick swaps), so they can't bottom out. The Suns now become the favorite out west. This trade also mercifully finally puts to rest the Kevin Durant to Boston for Jaylen Brown (and additional assets) talk.
Thanks to @wojespn for joining SVP to tell the details of KD going to the Suns pic.twitter.com/nkFU74gpa7— Stanford Steve (@StanfordSteve82) February 9, 2023
Danny Ainge upon hearing how many unprotected 1st rounders the Nets GM received in the Kevin Durant deal pic.twitter.com/GZv6ShrrMC— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) February 9, 2023
Ben Simmons gets all the shots in Brooklyn now pic.twitter.com/BiOJXQYKqL— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) February 9, 2023
LeLakers fans reacting to the Kevin Durant trade pushing coverage of their own trade & LeBron’s scoring record way off to the side pic.twitter.com/LxjXwuj7oP— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) February 9, 2023
Flurry of players traded on eve of NBA Trade Deadline Day https://t.co/VR6LJ6DSzg pic.twitter.com/T2ADkH1OhF— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) February 9, 2023