NBA Players React To Kevin Durant Being Traded To The Phoenix Suns
Kyrie Irving had become a hot commodity in last year’s offseason, particularly because of his contract situation with the Brooklyn Nets. Reports suggested that Irving could likely find a new team after talks about his future with the Nets have gone stagnant.
Then, out of nowhere, Irving shocked everybody when he exercised his $36.9M option with the Brooklyn Nets for the 22-23 season, after all.
Kyrie reportedly even shocked his team because he never informed the Nets of his decision before it was reported. Kyrie opting in however eventually didn’t change the fact that his Nets future is unclear at best.
While after that, most of the Nets drama has made its way over to Kevin Durant, who requested a trade this past offseason, before eventually retracting said request, we were back in Irving’s corner last week, when Irving, who actually seemed happy and thriving this year, requested a trade out of Brooklyn before the deadline, leading to him eventually getting traded to the Mavericks.
This obviously is not the end of the story, as earlier today, Kevin Durant was traded to the Phoenix Suns. The Nets traded the superstar and TJ Warren for Cam Johnson, Mikael Bridges, Jae Crowder and four first-round draft picks. As you can imagine this late night trade sent fellow NBA players into a frenzy.
Script crazy lol
— Tyrese Haliburton (@TyHaliburton22) February 9, 2023
Sick world getting traded at 1:30 in the AM lol
— kuz (@kylekuzma) February 9, 2023
Can’t even go to sleep early anymore this time of the year
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) February 9, 2023
Trades happening in the dark of the night!😅
— Grant Williams (@Grant2Will) February 9, 2023
— Royce O’Neale (@BucketsONeale00) February 9, 2023
Holy Shit KD going where Omg the league just got shaken up
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) February 9, 2023
The NBA is fannnnnnnnnnntastic!
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) February 9, 2023
The hell is going on man🤯🤯
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) February 9, 2023