The Brooklyn Nets trade with the Phoenix Suns left the league in shambles.
Both teams worked late at night to get Kevin Durant to take his talents to the desert, with thousands of people waking up to this news in total disbelief.
In fact, the Suns and Nets pretty much came out of the left field with this transaction, with ESPN insider Brian Windhorst stating that it took the rest of the league by complete surprise:
.@WindhorstESPN summed up the blockbuster Kevin Durant trade perfectly 😅
“The whole league went ‘Holy bleep!’” pic.twitter.com/trl25iNxAY
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 9, 2023
Windhorst admitted that not even he had the slightest idea that any of that could happen, and things went down so quickly that no one saw it coming.
Notably, however, it had been known that the Suns were interested in trading for Durant since last offseason when he requested a trade.
The Nets, however, were quick to shut down any potential offer for the two-time NBA champion, who agreed to run it back this season.
This time, the Suns weren’t going to take no for an answer.
They’ve struggled to be at their best this season, and their new ownership wanted to make an aggressive push at one of the biggest names in the league.
It might take a while before Durant is able to make his Suns debut, though, as he continues to nurse an injury that’s kept him sidelined for weeks now.
But there’s no denying that the Suns are now a legit championship contender, and they’ll be the last team anyone wants to meet in the playoffs with this new revamped roster,NEXT: NBA Insider Gives Latest Update On Ben Simmons Trade Rumors