Kevin Durant Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts after a play against the Thunder during Brooklyn’s 120-96 win on Nov. 14, 2021, at Paycom Center. durant2

The Brooklyn Nets made a shocking decision on Thursday morning regarding superstar forward Kevin Durant, who appears to be on his way to the Phoenix Suns in a monumental trade.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Suns are trading Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks, and additional draft compensation to the Nets for Durant.

This comes just four days after the Nets decided to trade star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks after he requested a trade from the organization.

Irving’s trade request seems to have ultimately launched a full-on fire sale in Brooklyn. Many are completely shocked to see them abandon an asset like Durant after they previously stated that there were “no plans” to move Durant before Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns are able to keep DeAndre Ayton in this trade, who was rumored to be on the move this past offseason when rumors swirled about Kevin Durant potentially being traded to Phoenix.

NBA fans took to social media after this trade to express just how much of a powerhouse the Suns are on paper after this unbelievable trade.

While the Suns are very clearly risking a ton in this trade in terms of draft compensation in the future, this move is very clearly an all-in move.

What makes this deal even sweeter for Suns fans is that Durant is not likely to leave Phoenix anytime soon. He has three more years left on his contract, and Phoenix is a team that was his preferred destination this past offseason when he requested a trade initially.

This Nets organization which lost James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and now Kevin Durant proves that nothing is certain when it comes to team success in the NBA. That being said, the Suns look like they could have a very special team for years to come after this monster move at the trade deadline.

[Shams Charania on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.