Suns Land Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant In Crazy Trade Scenario

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The Phoenix Suns are the team where Kevin Durant wants to end up on ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season. The problem? It still remains to be seen how they are going to manage to pull that off.

There were added complications to the Suns’ pursuit of Deandre Ayton being a restricted free agent this offseason. He ultimately signed a four-year, maximum contract offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers, which the Suns decided to match.

With the Brooklyn Nets not being interested in paying Ayton a maximum contract, there wasn’t a pathway for the Suns to negotiate a trade straight up. Phoenix would surely need to find a way to involve a third team as a trade partner to help them actually pull off a deal for Durant.

Without Ayton being an eligible, appealing option for the Nets, finding an enticing talent that fits around Ben Simmons would help. Perhaps the Suns and Nets could get bold. Like, really bold. Bold enough to land both Durant and Kyrie Irving in “The Valley.”

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One team that stands out as an intriguing option for a multi-team trade is the Washington Wizards. They traded for Kristaps Porzinigs before the NBA trade deadline, and his skill-set could be a strong match next to Simmons.

Here is a blockbuster trade scenario that sends both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns:

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