Phoenix Suns acquire Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant looks to drive during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on January 4 in Chicago. The Phoenix Suns acquired Durant on Thursday.

    (CNN)In a blockbuster trade, the Phoenix Suns have acquired Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA teams announced Thursday.

    The Suns will also get forward TJ Warren in the deal, according to news releases from each team. The Nets will receive Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and a 2028 pick swap to Brooklyn, the Suns said.
    "Today is a transformative day for this organization," the Suns' new owner, Mat Ishbia, said in a statement. "We are thrilled to welcome Kevin and T.J. to the Valley as we build a championship culture both on and off the court. Not only is Kevin one of the greatest and most accomplished players in the history of the sport, but his character also embodies the world class commitment to excellence we are instilling across every facet of this organization."
      The trade is the second huge move the Nets have made over the past week with its two biggest stars. On Sunday, the team traded star guard Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks. On Thursday, the Nets traded Crowder to the Milwaukee Bucks.
        Nets General Manager Sean Marks said the Durant trade will help the team in the long term.