Phoenix Suns Clear Winners in Proposed 5-Team Mega Trade

There’s been no shortage of proposed trades involving the Phoenix Suns in recent weeks, and now, one recent article has blown the league to pieces with a five-team mega trade involving some big names.

Andy Bailey Bleacher Report has devised a deal that may well finish the NBA offseason, such is the enormity of the trade and names mentioned.

The Phoenix Suns may find it difficult to acquire Kevin Durant solely, but this proposed deal sees them obtain another scoring forward as well.

Let’s take a look at the deal, one that takes awhile to get your head around.

Los Angeles Lakers Receive: Kyrie Irving, Patrick Beverley and Dario Saric

Brooklyn Nets Receive: Mikal Bridges, Talen Horton-Tucker, Cameron Payne, a 2025 first-round pick from Phoenix, a 2027 first-round pick from Phoenix, a 2027 first-round pick from Los Angeles, a 2029 first-round pick from Phoenix and a 2029 first-round pick from New York

Utah Jazz Receive: Russell Westbrook, Quentin Grimes, Cam Reddish, Evan Fournier, Jae Crowder, Landry Shamet, a 2023 first-round pick from New York, a 2023 first-round pick from Phoenix, a 2025 first-round pick from New York, a 2027 first -round pick from New York and a 2029 first-round pick from Los Angeles

Phoenix Suns Receive: Kevin Durant and Bojan Bogdanovic

New York Knicks Receive: Donovan Mitchell and Cam Thomas

First things first, it’s difficult to consider the Nets ever going for this trade. They appear to be the clear loser, sending out Durant, Kyrie Irving and a young talent in Cam Thomas. In return, they only get three players – Mikal Bridges, Talen Horton-Tucker and Cameron Payne.

Sure, they get a host of picks, but that doesn’t come close to equating to a similar level of value. Even if it did, Brooklyn don’t want to bottom out and re-build. General manager Sean Marks wants All-Star caliber players that can contribute right away and keep the Nets relevant.

Anyhow, what would such a deal mean from a Suns perspective?

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