The Suns will acquire Kevin Durant from the Nets in exchange for Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, four first-round picks and more draft consideration, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Jae Crowder, who has been sitting out since training camp in hopes of being traded, will also go to Brooklyn in the deal, Charania adds (Twitter link).
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports (via Twitter) that Nets forward T.J. Warren will be part of the trade as well, and the additional draft consideration is a first-round pick swap in 2028. According to Woj, Durant wanted to be dealt to Phoenix, and new Suns owner Mat Ishbia pushed to get the deal completed tonight.
Brooklyn will receive unprotected first-rounders in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029, a source tells Wojnarowski. The trade will help to replenish the Nets’ draft assets after they sent multiple picks and pick swaps to Houston to acquire James Harden in 2021.
The Suns were on Durant’s short list of preferred destinations when he issued a trade demand last summer. Although Phoenix was among the teams that submitted offers to Brooklyn, no progress was made at the time and Durant eventually rescinded the demand before the start of training camp.
At age 34, Durant remains among the league’s best players, averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while lifting the Nets into a tight race for the best record in the East before suffering a sprained MCL in his right knee last month. Durant is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break, but Brooklyn coach Jacque Vaughn said he received “a really good report” from doctors this week.
Durant still has three seasons remaining on the four-year extension he signed with the Nets in 2021, which led to speculation that the team didn’t feel any immediate pressure to trade him. Brooklyn had reportedly been telling teams that have called about Durant that he wasn’t being made available before the deadline.
A 13-time All-Star, Durant will earn $46.4MM, $49.9MM and $53.5MM over the next three seasons. He will team with Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton, and the Suns’ remaining assets in hopes of bringing a title to Phoenix. Ironically, there was a report earlier this week that the Suns offered Paul to Brooklyn in hopes of landing Kyrie Irving.
The Durant-Irving pairing that seemed to make the Nets an instant contender when they both signed as free agents in 2019 will officially end with trades just a few days apart. Injuries limited their time on the court together, even when Harden was added to form a Big Three, and they managed to win just one playoff series as teammates, although they had a narrow loss to the eventual champion Bucks in 2021.
The Nets no longer have elite talent on their roster, but Bridges and Johnson have both been valuable during their time in Phoenix, and they join a team that has managed to remain competitive even with Durant and Irving in and out of the lineup.
Bridges, 26, is a strong defender and long-distance shooter and is under contract for three more years at a total of about $70MM. Johnson, also 26, is an elite three-point shooter who is headed for free agency this summer. The Nets can make him restricted with a qualifying offer worth around $8MM.
The trade ends Crowder’s long standoff with Phoenix, but Brooklyn may not be his final stop before the deadline. Wojnarowski tweets that the Nets plan to explore opportunities to move him to other teams.
The deal provides a homecoming for Warren, who spent his first five seasons with the Suns. He signed with Brooklyn in July and has managed to bounce back after missing most of the past two seasons with left foot issues.
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At this rate there’s gonna be nothing left for deadline day lol. Wow.
Get my boy Chris Paul a ring KD! great trade for both teams.
It’s a monster trade!!!! Kevin Durant wanted out after Kyrie Irving went to the Dallas Mavericks.
Brooklyn Nets are going with a total rebuild!!!!
Phoenix Suns are all in trying to win a championship. The pieces are definitely in play.
I don’t see the Nets needing a total rebuild given the useful players and draft assets they accrued. Could easily ride this season out and build a contender in the offseason.
They’re in a very nice position right now
Right, Brooklyn actually makes out pretty well in this deal.
I thought the Dallas deal was not a very good one for the Nets, but with Kyrie being Kyrie he pretty much ruined their chances of ever getting any kind of fair value for him.
Even still, Finney-Smith is a quality role player, and I think he still has some room to grow as a two-way wing.
As of this season, the Nets will have: (not counting Crowder, because I think he’ll be dealt)
Guards: Simmons, Dinwiddie, Mills, Curry, Thomas
Wings: Cam Johnson, Finney-Smith, Mikael Bridges, Joe Harris, O’Neale
Bigs: Claxton, Sharpe
Vaughn definitely has some interesting lineups and pairings he could tinker with the rest of this season.
They could actually have some solid rotations that have an excellent blend of shooting and defense..
If it were me, I’d probably start
Simmons, Cam Johnson, Finney-Smith, Bridges, and Claxton.
Then, have Dinwiddie, Curry, Harris, O’Neale, and Sharpe coming off the bench rotating in and out…
While the new look Nets might not have that SINGLE, dominant go-to scorer, they will have multiple scoring options on the floor at all times. They could actually play a very fun blend of basketball if this team can learn to mesh well together on the fly.
I honestly think we could see Simmons, Cam Johnson, Bridges, Finney-Smith, and Claxton all continuing to grow their games, and I especially expect Cam Johnson to really blossom into that number one offensive threat they’re going to need in crunch time.
So you don’t see Thomas in that rotation? I would think he’d have to be in there.
Agree – Thomas is starting. Simmons is a backup at this point. Unless he turns into a leader without Durant and Kyrie, but he had that chance and didn’t do it, so…
I was with you until you said Johnson as a #1 scoring option. Love him as a player — great attitude and surprisingly athletic — but his stats look better since so much attention was paid to other Suns.
Kevin Durant going to have to go back to his #35 he wore with the Oklahoma City Thunder because the #7 is retired by Kevin Johnson. It’s some real hitters going from the East to the West!!!
Terrible trade. They gave up a top 5 player with 3 years of team control for 3 decent players and some draftpicks that will probably amount to nothing. Should of waited till the offseason. This team is going nowhere
That’s the idea! Then nets are wiping the slate clean. It’s a full on rebuild. They wanted to be rid of the Kyrie and Durant drama and completely
@Lionel Muggeridge All the Nets draftpicks go to the Rockets from the Harden trade, it makes no sense to go into a rebuild right now. A core of Cam Thomas, Claxton, Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Dinwiddie would be lucky to get you a 10th seed in the east. The smarter decision would of been to trade for Zach Lavine or Derozan and keep Durant. Would of gave you a chance at a tittle
Sensing you made a futures bet on the Nets to win it all a while ago
@lfg. The picks the Nets traded to Houston are in even number years. The Nets own their picks in odd number years (with possible swap with Houston). They just added 4 first runners from the Suns. So they now have two first rounders in 23,25, and 29. Three picks in 27 and their pick in 28. That 10 first rounder in the next 7 years
You got a potential Allstar, great young shooting PF/SF and draft capital. What else do you want?? Every team isn’t as dumb as the twolves
Brooklyn Nets made a great trade. Mikal Bridges has star potential. Cam Johnson is a young 3 and D guy and very solid. Jae Crowder was put in the trade to make the money match. I can see them trading him before the deadline.
Phoenix Suns are all in!!!! Kevin Durant Devin Booker Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton should equal a championship if healthy.
Mikal Bridges is not just a decent player but closer to a star, I think the Nets made out well with this deal. The Nets will be more than ok moving forward
Johnson & Bridges are better than decent. Add 4 Number 1 picks and Crowder that is as good as you are going to get for Durant at this stage of his career while on the DL. In 5 years Durant will be retired and the Net’s will just be getting started. It will make the playoffs a little weird.
Holly crap! Didn’t see this coming so quickly. Good for both teams. If only the nets could dump Simmons now. Phoenix get the star they need for another playoff run but they’re light on good depth now. Three good wings are gone. And Brooklyn will start afresh. I really like this one
Great trade for both teams, Durant in particular. Suns are perfectly designed for him, IMO they are favourite now.
If Durant keeps spending most his time on the DL Phoenix will regret this trade.. Phoenix went from young and coming great team to a all in for a 3 year window based on Durant staying healthy. Good luck with that
They traded two wings, got 2 wings. lost zero depth lol
KD and Warren.
Well that escalated quickly. Wonder if anyone tries to swoop in for Mikal Bridges. He’s essentially wasted in Brooklyn.
I would trade for him before trading for OG.
Wow….too much for KD. Thus team is gonna be a mess in a year or two with Paul and KD both with their best days behind them.
CP3 has half a season left. Ayton, Booker and KD is intriguing though.
Too much? They got Warren back in the deal which should help for the wings they lost. Wainright has been playing great for them he will continue to get minutes going forward. They weren’t gonna pay Cam anyway. Crowder was already sitting out. Losing Mikal and the picks will hurt but it’s worth it because they got KD. KD is still in his prime. CP3 will be great with Booker and KD.
In his prime? KD is almost 35 and has played 0, 35, 55, 39 Games the last 4 seasons and is currently injured. It’s an obvious “win now” move but 4 unprotected firsts plus 2 good young players for KD is a lot, especially if you don’t win.
All unprotected firsts. I get pushing all of your chips into the middle but christ, that’s borderline insane.
At least in the Wolves case, their stars were young and under control. Not that I’m trying to defend the Gobert trade or compare the two, but giving up this much with a roster featuring two aging and injury-prone key cogs is asking for a ton of trouble. On top of that, this roster is extremely thin which just adds to the overall risk profile.
I think the phrase “championship or bust” tends to be overused, but boy does it fit here.
There’s one thing James Jones absolutely hates and that’s the draft. He literally said his philosophy is not to build teams through the draft as his excuse for picking Stix over Hali and declining his fourth year option which essentially screwed Stix earning potential.
His style is very old school where full value doesnt necessarily matter to him, as long as he ends up with the things he ultimately wanted
This feels like an ownership move
Will say it again…..
Draft choices other than the top 4-5 mean nothing anymore.
26 of the 30 teams are over the cap. Most teams will pay happily pay washed-up and high-maintenance player players $35-45m a year rather than bring in rookies and coach them up.
I don’t even know why they have a salary cap. And the rules for moving players around are so complicated that fans are totally lost trying to follow them.
Most teams cores change within 2 years. This is just nuts.
Who cares if they win it this year or next!?
Haha literally said in the post before gonna be an interesting deadline… things will pop off tmrw
Phoenix Suns get
Brooklyn Nets get
4 First Round Picks
2028 pick swap
I like both teams approach. Phoenix Suns going all in and the Brooklyn Nets doing a total rebuild. The way you rebuild is by getting young players and draft picks and that’s what they doing.
Believe me the Brooklyn Nets aren’t done.
Done for, but not done.
Claxton at the 5, Crowder at the 4, Johnson or Bridges at the 3, Cam Thomas at the 2 with Dinwiddie at the 1. Then Curry& Simmons on the bench. The Net’s will not take long to reload.
And James Jones believes in the opposite approach, so it works out in the end.
And that, my friends, closes the book on KD’s absolutely awful decision to leave golden state for bklyn…
The end of the Nets dynasty lmao. Won a single playoff series. What a disaster.
But look at all the controversy they had! That’s what sells in the NBA – ESPN lives off of controversy as they cover the NBA and NFL.
I’m disgusted. Yes, they’re getting a lot, but Durant had to force his way out too. Awful.
If you initially signed a contract with your job and the work place becomes toxic, the value of the company plummets and isn’t all is cracked up to be… Are you going to stick around??? knowing you have a an opportunity to go else where and be successful? Be real.. I’ll defend you KD!! Go get that Ring!!
Durant had not yet requested a trade. If he had there is no way that the Net’s would have had a haul like this.
This is how players should request a trade so the team can actually trade
Good deal for the Nets! They must feel good by getting rid of the drama of Kyrie and Durant.
Good for Kyrie and KD, they get outta that hellhole known as Brooklyn.
It was a “hellhole” because they were the ones running it.
The Nets will be fine now.
What will be different in Phoenix?? Owner?? Monty Williams?? Booker and CP3??? Ok, but for how long? Nash must be happy he left earlier… lol
Wow…phoenix really made this trade. I said this would pretty much be the package from the onset in the offseason, if they really wanted to trade for KD, but I dodnt thinking would happen b/c moving all of those guys at the 3/4 takes a lot away from the point of trading for him, and having a top team…
Craig probably becomes the starter on the wing next to KD, and then Okogie and Wainright will be of importance off the bench…I think they will need another wing and/or another defender at the 4…again, I didnt think they should or would make a deal like this, but my guess is the new owner probably heard they could jave had a name like Kevin Durant l, and didnt care about anything else b/c he probably doesn’t actually know how team building works
Brooklyn now is stacked with 3/4s and guys at smallball 5. I thought they were looking really good after getting Finney-Smith from Dallas…now I’m really curious to see how they play, and if they move 1 of those guys possibly to replenish future assets, as they’ve also looked at these last 2 deals…I feel like their rotations have been awful for 3 years, and is the main reason they havent been what they could have been, especially this last 1.5 years. That being said, they have shooting around a lot of really good defenders now, and they just need to put it together
Why didnt KD just leave before season started?? This is all silly…. Just because Nets refuse to give Kyrie $200m … cant you just make your own decision???
Because he wasn’t a free agent and it wasn’t his decision?
Cmon… these guys just do whatever they want… kyrie did it first and now kd… very irresponsible of them to the Nets fanbase. Whatever… hope Nets win it all! :)
Nets ain’t winning crap for a while.
The Nets are loaded. Take another look at that roster.
I dont get KD…. If the Suns somehow win title this yr, does that improve his legacy??? He should have just stayed in GS. So disappointing!
If they win the championship he brings the Suns franchise a ring, Chris Paul a ring, Monty Williams a ring. The difference is this time around he didn’t join a team with 73 wins and the best shooting backcourt of all time.. It would be a major accomplishment on his resume
Lets get LBJ too, why not?!
Joins team halfway through the season and already has 3-4 really good players on the roster.
Chris Paul is on his last leg, Devin booker has been injured half the season and DeAndre Ayton isn’t reliable.. No one in the Suns organization has a championship besides Kd and Damion Lee… Yes it will be Major
@Mroldfashion: Suns are 19-11 when Booker plays and 11-15 without him. They also had the league’s best record last year and the 2nd best record the year before.
This is just KD joining another already elite team. If they win a championship, it’ll still be great, but I would not call it ‘a major accomplishment on his resume’. It’ll be pretty similar to whatever we call his GSW champsionships.
That said, I am rooting for them because it would be awesome to see the Suns finally win one. The fans have suffered enough.
They got rid of the significant reasons they were that good though. I personally stay out of discussions on the merits of who people choose to count accomplishments for or not, but regardless, on the surface level this is extremely different
@formerly: When Booker plays this year they are 19-11. That’s a 52 win pace. They are already an elite team without KD. Cam and Bridges are gone, but you are replacing them with KD. Booker, CP, Ayton, and now KD. He’s not joining a fringe team.
I love trade deadlines in all sports! They’re so much fun to follow!
I salute the Nets on trying to bring in two mega stars together to try and compete for a chip. I had my questions as far as the two guys emotional maturity vs the heart of the NY media. However, how often do two mega stars deliver themselves to a franchise saying “those is where we want to be”? Signing Nash was clearly a mistake but it was with the blessing of both guys.
But this trade is very interesting and is nowhere near a “full rebuild”. They advertise a lot of good young talent. Joining Cam Johnson who’s emerged as a legit scorer in this league, they get Bridges (26 with 3 additional years under contract) and Cameron Johnson who’s about to be a FA.
Having a chance to build around both Cam J and Cameron Johnson and Michael Bridge in camp is hardly a full rebuild. With all that draft capital and vets in tow like Crowder they sold but they shops be on the phones flipping these assets. I would absolutely reach out to Utah and see how really committed to Sexton are they.
You kept saying Cam Johnson twice or Cam Johnson joining Cam J … I’m assuming you mean Cameron Johnson is joining Cam Thomas in Brooklyn
Amazing deal for Brooklyn.
Sean Marks is on one right now
Ben Simmons, Spencer Dinwiddie, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Nic Claxton, Dorian Finney-Smith, Cam Thomas, Royce ONeale, Jae Crowder, Seth Curry, Patty Mills what a collection of talent.
On top of that all the picks aswell
Yes it’s KD and Kyrie gone but those two combined with Harden got swept in the first round last year. KDs getting old, Kyrie wasn’t going to get extended, both are divas. They’ve done a great job here.
I’d love to see this team now try work a deal with GSW for Kuminga, Wiseman and/or Moody. Same with Naz Reid still think he could be a great fit behind Claxton. As a last resort could even pivot to John Collins using Jae Crowder who the Hawks really liked the look of. Throw Crowder and ONeale at them for Collins and picks that’s would be great too
Just plotting ahead another idea
Joe Harris, Royce ONeale, Jae Crowder and a first round pick unprotected (thank you Pheonix) for Jonothan Issac, Terrance Ross and Mo Bamba.
1. Ben Simmons. Spencer Dinwiddie.
2. Cam Thomas. Terrance Ross
3. Mills Bridges. Cam Johnson
4. Dorian Finney-Smith. Jonothan Issac
5. Nic Claxton. Mo Bamba
Insane defence in the form of Ben Mikal and Nic. DFS ain’t no slouch either and as for reserves Dinwiddie is solid for his position as is Ross, Johnson and Issac. Then offensively Simmons does his thing, Cam has been killing it, Mikal is a dawg, DFS spaces the floor, Dinwiddie is a bucket, Ross is a bucket, Cam Johnson shoots the lights out and Mo can space the floor.
There is not much weak spots besides Ben’s lack of shooting, a lack of rebounding among the starters and a lack of true superstar talent. But much like the Jazz you can win a lot of games by having a really good really deep team.
Well done Brooklyn and we’ll done Sean Marks once again
Out in the play-in
Tbh really doubt it.
Brooklyn is stacked with 3 and D forwards which can switch, Simmons Bridges ONeale DFS Crowder and on top of that Claxton who’s in the running for DPOY at centre. I think they will give a lot of teams issues and overall on defence they will be one of the best teams in the league it’s more about the offence. Finding something that works with Simmons lack of shooting, a big reliance on a young Cam Thomas, Bridges needing to take the next step, Johnson needing to be consistent and so on.
If they can find something that blends that all together I think they could be a sneaky riser in the playoffs. But even if they aren’t all that, the season before last they had KD Kyrie and Harden and got swept in the first round. I’d rather be young and on the come up loaded with talent and picks that sitting slightly above average with two divas in charge
I think they have enough shooting around them, with Harris, Curry, Dinwiddie, and Cam Thomas, plus Bridges, Cam Johnson, o’neal, DFS, and Crowder can all space the floor for them, some more consistently than the others, but enough
One area that might be of concern is someone that can get easier looks/score in the halfcourt, but if they use everyone right, they’re at least a dangerous team. That 1 thing could be an issue in the playoffs, buying certain guys take a step forward with different opportunities now, that might not be an issue, again assuming the right rotations are in place, which they haven’t been, though a little closer this year recently
Cam Thomas will be a Superstar by this time next year.
Harden didn’t get swept last year. He made it to the second round.
Sorry nets were swept in the first round the year before last and with the big 3 lost in the semis. I was wrong sorry
Pumped that the Jae Crowder saga is finally over.
Unless they decide to trade him before the deadline
On the basketball merits, BKN didn’t get enough to consummate this deal now. Looks like the Gobert and Mitchell trades, and this is for KD. BYN should have waited. Maybe they wouldn’t get much more than this in the off season, but now they’ll never know. I don’t think there was much risk they wouldn’t get at least this, so there was no risk to waiting. Obviously there are non-basketball issues here. Maybe BKN felt it just couldn’t wait to start the post-KD era. If so, it’s hard not to understand.
‘There was no risk for Brooklyn to wait?’ What? Wasn’t there every risk?
Durant publicly asking to be traded again.
Phoenix working another trade, losing them as trade partners.
Other teams working other trades, losing partners.
Imo The closer it gets to draft, (being later in time) the more value picks are to their home team. The value is in their faces now. Now is the time to obtain picks.
Kyrie brushfiring the nets on the way out, with some true relevant info on coaches, poor players, kd insider info.
KD getting hurt for the season.
Are any of these not valid concerns, or have a decent chance of occuring?
‘No risk’ is an easy buzzword thrown about in sports circles. I respectfully disagree
Good points. But I don’t think anyone cared at this point whether KD actually asked for a trade (again), it was really about BKN being willing to accommodate him. Unlike KI, he’s signed 3 more seasons. Injury is always a risk, but he’s hurt now (it’s just as likely that he played great) – but again it’s KD, he was maxed offered by any team he sat down with when he was looking at missing an entire year with an Achilles.
NBA teams care very little about the draft anymore.
Roll with Ben Simmons until his contract expires. That is gonna suck…
Thomas, Claxton, Bridges are a solid young core. I may be the only one but I think they still make the playoffs this year!
What was the point of not taking Russ and 2 picks for Kyrie and opting for a package from Dallas that helps this year but only has 1 pick? Sounds like Joe Tsai really was pissed at Kyrie and just accepted a worse offer for KI smh
They got a versatile option at the 4/3 signed to a team friendly deal in that trade, and replace kyrie with a guard that can potentially play 3 positions, but could replace the playmaking/shooting they lost by trading kyrie, and they have him for 1 more season/he could maybe be flipped in the offseason. Finney-Smith was the main get there though, and now with this, they have like 6 guys at the 3/4 positions that are valuable, versatile, and a significantly important part of a contending team in today’s nba
Nets are not contending tho, they blew it up
The Pelicans need to hurry up and make a move. The West just got tougher. Maybe a blockbuster for O.G, Siakam, and Freddy??
Raptors signaled the buying not selling when they landed Poeltl
Golden state and clippers are going to be busy tomorrow lol I can see the kings make another small move as well it’s a all out arms race now big deadline day coming tomorrow.. Top choices I see getting moved
#1 John Collins
#2 Mo Bamba
#3 jae crowder for a 2nd time
#4 pistons veterans
#5 og from Toronto
#6 Utah / Clarkston&Olynik
#7 derrick rose
#8 Kyle kuzma
#9 Bulls whole squad lol
#10 thybule from Philly
Hi I mThe NETS get closure. Durant wasn’t committed so you move him. They received young guys ergo might be in the cusp of being full time guys or all stars. They also received a boat load of unprotected picks which is pretty good trade bait. I would reach out to Utah and see how committed they are to Sexton. A team with Cam Jonson, Sexton, Cameron Johnson, Bridges and the holdover vets like Dinwiddie, Curry, Claxton, etc can be competitive or they can sell off the older vets for Mo more trade capital.
The Nets will be fine they still have Simmons for 1 game a week and 29 games a yr
That whole organization is pathetic any time they go all in it fails
new favorites in the west
Now just move Ben Simmons for Westbrooks expiring contract.
The Nets did great on this deal. Cam Thomas had 40 three times. Cam Johnson will complement him well. They have Elite D ti close games out. PHX could imploded wit age and injury and those Picks could be high. New Owners are always fools.
The Nets now have O’Neale& Crowder at the 4. Bridges, Cam Johnson, Finney-Smith& Watanabe at the 3. Claxton & Sharpe at the 5. Cam Thomas, Joe Harris, Ed Sumner, Seth Curry, David Duke & Dru Smith at the 2. Then Dinwiddie, Simmons & Mills at the 1. Talk about loaded with young talent. They will have to get rid of guys at the 3 or 2 spot to reach 15. They have 8 more hours to deal.
All of those guys play multiple positions, and a lot of them I probably consider at different spots, but the point remains the same about their depth and versatility, and potential shooting around their defense and playmakers.
Also I dont know the roster count, but if they need 2 spots, I would think Patty Mills and Yuta would probably be the guys that would make the most sense. You could also do 1 of Sumner or Duke, or I guess if they move Crowder again, that changes it, but I dont get why this whole Crowder situation happened with Phoenix, or why it wouldnt make sense to have all of those guys
Dinwiddie, Harris, Bridges, Crowder, Simmons
Cam Johnson, O’neal, Claxton, Cam Thomas/Seth Curry, DFS
That’s a really good team…could use a backup big for matchups
Do CP3 and KD get along?
So KD and Kyrie chose Bklyn over Manhattan….
Nets over the Knicks …….
Is that really what happened ????
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The world will fall apart soon from their incompetence
Imagine being a Nets fan and buying tickets for this train wreck a couple years back. The big three played 16 games together. Three prima donnas and the selfishness of the modern athlete on display. Hope none of these guys ever win a thing
Only Harden does not have a ring. Philly lost to Luke Kornet and Blake Griffin at center last night. Doc Rivers was out coached by a 1st Year Coach.
I love this trade for the Nets. Bridges and Johnson are really good players even if they’re obviously not on Durant’s level. They don’t have a “star” but those unprotected picks down the line could be really valuable since the Suns’ core doesn’t look like it has a title window for six more years. Or they could trade those picks for someone else this offseason.
I think the Nets did an incredible job the last few days.
Bridges and Johnson have untapped upside, too, so there’s upside there on top of the five firsts (if you count the pick swap). Hard for anyone to say it’s not a very good haul for them.
Ben Simmons says hi!
With what KI said about him and KD leaving Brooklyn right after getting there. Both are snakes and deserve nothing.
Suns fan since 1975, still waiting for the Victory parade. Westy, Chambers, Barkley, Shaq, CP3, Booker, etc. none of them got it. So here comes Durant with a sore knee, along with TJ for two good young forwards and FOUR YEARS of 1st round picks? This is called betting the farm and $50M for the next 3 years…..seems crazy but if it works we’ll all call the new owner a genius…and if not…oh boy.