Kevin Durant, 35, is leaving Brooklyn.
Local media such as ‘ESPN’ reported on the 9th (Korean time) that Durant would be traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Phoenix Suns.
The news came a day before the trade deadline. After trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn is clearing another key player.
According to local media, Phoenix will trade the 2028 picks for the 2028 season, giving them four first-round picks with Mikal Bridgets and Cam Johnson in exchange for Durant and TJ Warren.
Durant had previously requested a trade from Brooklyn ahead of the season opener. The trade was not made at the time, so he withdrew it and opened the season in Brooklyn. After all, the appearance of changing teams during the season.
According to ESPN NBA expert Adrian Wojnarowski, the trade was made because Durant and Phoenix wanted each other.
Durant wanted to move to Phoenix, and Phoenix’s new owner, Matt Isibia, also wanted to sign Durant. Isibia, whose acquisition of Phoenix was made official recently, was pushing for a power reinforcement that would affect the team, but it seems to have finally been put into action. 온라인바카라
Durant is a veteran with 2007-08 Rookie of the Year, 2013-14 MVP, 2 championships, 2 Finals MVPs, 10 All-NBA, 4 top scorers and 13 All-Stars.
He averaged 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 36 minutes in 39 games this season. The Yatoo success rate is 55.9%. He is currently out with a knee injury and will return after the All-Star break.
This trade is his second trade. Earlier, in July 2019, he was traded from the Golden State Warriors to Brooklyn. In August 2021, he had extended his contract with Brooklyn. He remains under contract until the 2025-26 season.
Brooklyn, which acquired Irving and Durant in 2019, made the playoffs three times during the time these two players were there, but lost all of them in the first round except for reaching the conference semifinals in the 2020-21 season. With two trades this season, a new phase has been reached.