Phoenix Suns Acquire 2014 MVP Kevin Durant From Brooklyn Nets In Blockbuster Trade

Photo: Instagram/Kevin Durant 

The Phoenix Suns are reportedly close to acquiring 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, from the Brooklyn Nets.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Suns will trade Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four unprotected first-round picks and a 2028 pick swap for Durant and T.J. Warren.

Durant previously requested a trade during the offseason, but the Nets were unable to find a deal for him at the time.

Photo: Instagram/Kevin Durant 

The Suns were Durant's preferred destination, but the trade seemed unlikely due to the Nets' championship aspirations and the Suns' injury-ridden season.

However, after Kyrie Irving's request for a trade and the Nets' exit from championship contention, the trade talks between the Suns and Nets picked up pace.

With the acquisition of Durant, the Suns now have a formidable scoring duo in Booker and Durant, with Chris Paul as the floor general.

The reacquisition of Warren provides the team with some forward depth and they are expected to be a popular destination for buyout market players.

The Nets, on the other hand, are facing an uncertain future as they have now traded Durant, Irving, and James Harden.

The team will now have to rebuild, but this time with the knowledge of what went wrong with their first super team.

As things stand, the Suns look like the favorites in the Western Conference and unless a major trade takes place to compete with them before the deadline on Thursday, the Suns appear to be the new super team in the West.

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