There was so much silence out of the Kevin Durant camp these last few days, it was almost eerie. Now we know why. The Brooklyn Nets have sent the 13-time All-Star to the Phoenix Suns in return for a massive package headed up by Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and FOUR unprotected first-rounders.

TJ Warren also goes to Phoenix, while the Nets also get Jae Crowder and a 2028 pick swap. The trade came just hours after new Suns owner Mat Ishbia took over control of the team. 

Ever since the trade of Kyrie Irving on the weekend, the future of Durant in Brooklyn was seriously in question. Phoenix was his preferred destination last summer when he initially made a trade demand of the Nets, and now, seven months later, his wish finally comes to fruition.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets could still turn around and deal some of the new pieces they've acquired from the Mavericks (for Irving) and now the Suns, within the next several hours.

It's a huge haul for the Nets, getting two exciting young players in Bridges and Johnson, and four unprotected firsts. They also receive the veteran Crowder, who has sat out the whole season thus far waiting for a trade. He's on an expiring contract and becomes a free agent at season's end. He could very likely be on the move before today's 3pm ET deadline.

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