Kevin Durant is heading to Phoenix after a blockbuster trade


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Coming off a MCL sprain, Durant is expected to make his return a couple games before or after the All-Star break depending on his recovery process.

Chase Brosend, Editor

The big three era in Brooklyn is officially over. In a late night deal, the Phoenix Suns  acquired Kevin Durant and TJ Warren. In exchange, the Nets received Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Cam Johnson as well as first round picks in 2023, 2025, 2027, 2029 and a pick swap in 2028. 

Durant will join forces with Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton in an attempt to get over their playoff humps. Neither Phoenix or Durant have had much playoff success in recent years. Although Phoenix made the Finals in 2021, they fell short to the Milwaukee Bucks then got knocked out in the second round the next year. 

“I just am glad that he got out of there,” said former Net and current Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving. 

Although things might look ugly in Brooklyn right now, the franchise remains hopeful for their bright future.