Kevin Durant has been traded to the Phoenix Suns.
Durant was dealt from the Brooklyn Nets early Thursday morning to Phoenix for a boat load of players and draft picks.
The Suns traded away Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round draft picks and agreed to a 2028 pick swap in exchange for Durant and T.J. Warren, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Suns are sending Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks, a 2028 pick swap for Durant and TJ Warren, sources tell ESPN. Durant wanted move and new owner Mat Ishbia pushed to get deal done tonight. https://t.co/fqFUMIDllo
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 9, 2023
Durant is a top-five player in all of basketball. This season, as of Thursday, he averages 29.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Durant will make the Suns nearly unstoppable on the offensive side of the ball once he returns from his MCL sprain in his right knee. (RELATED: REPORT: Lakers To Trade Russell Westbrook, Acquire D’Angelo Russell In Three-Team Deal)
He’ll play alongside all-stars Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton in Phoenix’s starting lineup once he returns from injury. The Suns are damn near the Western Conference all-star team right now. I haven’t seen a lineup this stacked since Durant was a part of the Golden State Warriors from 2016 to 2019.
I can’t imagine these new-look Suns being defeated by anybody in a seven-game series after acquiring KD. Anything less than a championship will be a failure for Phoenix.