How the Kevin Durant trade impacts the Dallas Mavericks

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks, Kevin Durant, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks helped the Phoenix Suns make a blockbuster trade for Kevin Durant. Things were quiet in Brooklyn for a few weeks before Kyrie Irving demanded a trade on Friday afternoon. The Mavs pulled off a blockbuster trade to land the eight-time All-Star point guard on Sunday, which left Durant wanting out. The 13-time All-Star got his wish on Wednesday night as the Suns stepped up to acquire him.

Phoenix has a new owner in Mat Ishbia, and he wanted to make a massive splash. He did not wait as he traded for one of the league’s best players during his first day on the job. It took a massive haul as the Nets moved on completely from KD and Kyrie era with two blockbuster trades.

Here is a look at the trade, and how it impacts the Dallas Mavericks, despite them not being directly involved in the deal.

How does the Kevin Durant blockbuster trade impact the Dallas Mavericks?

The Suns hurt their depth and went all-in to acquire Durant. It cost them four first-round picks and one swap along with three rotation players. Here is a look at the full deal.

Trading for Durant was never going to come cheap, but the Suns gave up all of their chips. They cannot trade another first-round draft pick, and they parted with three key rotation players. Phoenix believes they can win the championship this year, and they have arguably the most talented top four in the league.

The Dallas Mavericks jumped into title contention by trading for Kyrie Irving, and the Suns joined them on Wednesday night.