Kevin Durant Set for Blockbuster Trade to Phoenix Suns
NBA star Kevin Durant attends a fan meeting during his China tour in Guangzhou city, south China's Guangdong province, 6 July 2018. — Photo by ChinaImages

Kevin Durant is set to complete a blockbuster move to join Devin Booker and Chris Paul at the Phoenix Suns ahead of the NBA’s Thursday trade deadline.

The Brooklyn Nets will land Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Cam Johnson and four first-round picks plus a 2028 pick swap, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

TJ Warren will also head to the Suns as part of the deal, which has been forced through by new Phoenix owner Mat Ishbia.

The move comes following Kyrie Irving’s switch from the Nets to the Dallas Mavericks.

That trade request had initiated Durant’s moves behind the scenes at Brooklyn to ascertain the direction of the franchise, leading to him departing.

The addition of Durant to the Suns bolsters a side who were Conference Semi-finalists last season and lost the NBA Finals the year prior to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Suns, who also boast Deandre Ayton, started strongly this season but have fallen to a 30-26 record amid injuries to Booker and Paul.

Phoenix have won eight of their past 10 to get behind into the mix at the top of the Western Conference, currently sitting fifth.

Monty Williams remains at the helm at Footprint Center, which has also undergone change from within lately with owner Robert Sarver’s departure along with CEO Jason Rowley’s resignation this week.

The situation leaves Brooklyn in a hole, having 12 months ago boasted Irving, Durant and James Harden on their books.

Ben somerford
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