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Mikal Bridges

Wojnarowski reports Houston did the above trade with the intention of making a big play for Suns star Kevin Durant or “be aggressive on deals elsewhere.”

While the Suns reportedly have no desire to part ways with Durant and plan to run it back with their current group, it’s believed that could change.

It marks New York’s big all in-move after sitting on a mountain of assets in recent years amid links to several superstars including Donovan Mitchell. Despite this, New York is reportedly still keen to re-sign free agent OG Anunoby.

Bridges, 27, averaged 19.6 points last season, shooting 43 per cent from the field including 37 per cent from downtown.

The Nets meanwhile commit to a proper rebuild in a move that figures to put Aussie Ben Simmons into a bigger role along with the likes of Nic Claxton, Cam Thomas and Cameron Johnson.

The Aussie is on an expiring US $40 million deal and himself could be used as a trade chip.

It’s the second big trade domino to fall this NBA off-season after Josh Giddey and Alex Caruso were traded last week.

The involved players seemed to be excited.

After the trade was leaked Tuesday, Hart tweeted, “YOOOOO @mikal_bridges FINALLY HIT MY LINE!!!!!” and “YO WE F—KIN LIT.”

Brunson kept it simple with an “omg” tweet.

Bridges added, “this is crazy lol.”

That was Bridges’ chance to emphatically declare his allegiance to the Nets and defend their fans, and he instead made a joke looking at Brooklyn from across the river because he lives in Manhattan.