*Welp, in case you didn’t know, the Phoenix Suns acquired Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night in a blockbuster trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
According to the reports, the Nets are acquiring Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and a 2028 pick swap to Brooklyn. The Suns are also reportedly acquiring forward TJ Warren in the deal.
The trade is the second drastic move the Nets have made over the past week with its two biggest stars. On Sunday, the Nets traded star guard Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
Durant, 34, has been sidelined with an MCL sprain since early January. In 39 games played this season, Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.
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CNN has reached out to the Suns, Nets and Durant’s agent for comment.
Durant joined the Nets before the 2019 season in a sign-and-trade deal with the Golden State Warriors after he finished his third season with the franchise.
Durant was under contract with the Nets through the 2025-26 season — though he previously requested a trade during the offseason, according to reports.
In other news from the NBA, in his first appearance for the Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving scored a joint game-high 24 points to help his new team to a big 110-104 road win against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Irving — who joined the Mavericks on Monday along with Markieff Morris in a trade that sent Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and three draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets — did it all on Wednesday, adding five assists, four rebounds, a steal and a block, while shooting 53% from the floor and 50% from three.
The Mavericks were without star guard Luka Doncić, who has now missed three straight games while dealing with a heel injury, but still remain in fourth place in an unusually congested Western Conference.
“It felt good to get this debut out of the way,” Irving told reporters. “It’s just been a long 96 hours, barely any sleep. It’s the first time I ever got traded in the middle of the season, so it was new for me, but I’m excited that I’m here.
“The first game I just wanted to make sure, I think my teammates wanted to make sure and the coaching staff wanted to make sure that we didn’t feel any pressure and the most important thing we stressed as a team was just don’t force the ball to me.
“We talked about that as a squad where we just want to play natural basketball. You don’t always have to come to me. I can play off the ball, I can cut. So they’re just getting used to playing with me and just seeing how many open shots I can create for them and the double-teams that are coming.
“Our rotations are just getting better and I’m sure, when number 77 [Doncić] gets back, it will be even more enjoyable to see and play out there.”