The Brooklyn Nets have traded Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns for Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and four unprotected future first-round picks, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The blockbuster deal of Durant and T.J. Warren for a haul of first-round draft picks (2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029) and a 2028 pick swap, was announced early Thursday morning just after 1 am -- well ahead of today's NBA trade deadline.
The Nets are trading Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns for a package including Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, four first-round picks and additional draft compensation, league sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. https://t.co/fJoFHv3i7M— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 9, 2023
"After thorough evaluation of the best path forward, we believe making this trade now positions the franchise for long-term success," Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. "Mikal and Cam are elite, ascending, versatile wings, plus the draft capital provides us additional avenues to continue to acquire talent. We remain steadfast in our commitment to building the team Brooklyn deserves. We are excited to welcome Mikal, Cam and their families to Brooklyn and thank Kevin for the moments and memories he delivered our fanbase."
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