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Nets trade Kevin Durant in blockbuster deal to Suns

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Brooklyn Nets have traded superstar Kevin Durant. He gets his wish with this deal.

In exchange for the future Hall of Famer, the Nets acquired Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Jae Crowder. Brooklyn coveted Bridges in the deal.

Kevin Durant (Getty Images)

Brooklyn also received four unprotected first round draft picks in this blockbuster deal. This picks come in 2023, 2025, 2027, and 2029.

Plus, T.J. Warren returns to the Suns in the deal. And the teams have agreed to a 2028 pick swap.

This huge deal comes on the heels of the Kyrie Irving deal before the NBA trade deadline. Irving was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and picks.

The Durant saga finally comes to a close. And with this trade, within the past 18 months, the Nets traded their Big 3 away.

In February 2022, the Nets traded James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers. However, in the deal, they received back arguably the worst contract in the league in Ben Simmons.

Durant requested a trade last summer. The Nets refused to play ball. At that time, it was mentioned that he would be interested in the Suns and the Miami Heat.

This current deal was not on the table under former owner Robert Sarver. Yet, new owner Mat Ishbia signed off on the deal hours after he officially took over control of the team on Wednesday.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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