NBA Rumors: One Familiar Team Already Set To Make Offer For Kevin Durant

It was only a matter of time. As soon as Kyrie Irving announced his trade demand, which was fulfilled on Sunday, the rumors about Kevin Durant re-instituting his trade demand out of Brooklyn re-started. 

We haven't yet heard from KD about his thoughts on the whole matter, other than a report that he's "less than enthralled" with his other supposed 'star' teammate, Ben Simmons. But does anyone doubt that Durant will ask out of Brooklyn once again now that his good buddy Kyrie has moved on?

And if that happens, one of his prime potential destinations at the time of his first trade demand, back last summer, has cropped up once again.

According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report and the NBA on TNT, the Phoenix suns are "prepared to pursue" KD "should he become available", per his sources. 

To be clear, there has been no trade request made yet by Durant, and the Nets haven't indicated what they plan to do. They could pursue a KD trade themselves if they decide to move in the direction of a rebuild. Could they possibly pull off another blockbuster deal in the next four days? 

Phoenix was one of Durant's preferred destinations back in the summer when Brooklyn was investigating trade possibilities. 

At that time, the Suns offered the Nets a package centered around All-Defensive wing Mikal Bridges and a handful of first-round draft picks, according to Shams Charania. Now, over six months later, other assets they could offer include the estranged Jae Crowder, and their begrudgingly re-signed center Deandre Ayton. 

Durant, 34, has been out for about a month with a knee injury, but in 39 games, was averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists, while shooting 56% from the field and 38% from distance. He’s hopeful of returning before the All-Star break in a couple of weeks.

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