Things move fast in the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets had both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on their roster last week; as of this Thursday, they have neither.
Both players have been traded in the span of a few days, with Kyrie joining the Dallas Mavericks on Monday and a deal being agreed upon with the Phoenix Suns for KD in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
According to NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the pair could still reunite in Phoenix.
Irving and the Suns had mutual interest before the guard was traded to Dallas. While he appears to be happy with his latest destination, he’s going to be a free agent in the summer and the Suns could return to him at the end of the season.
“If you think this is over, it ain’t over,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s Get Up. “Kyrie really was interested in being in Phoenix, so just start thinking about that.”
Should it come to that, the Suns will need help from the Mavs as they will be over the salary cap in the offseason. For the acquisition work, the teams would have to agree on a sign-and-trade.
The new-look Suns have considered a change at point guard. Chris Paul is only partially guaranteed next season at $15 million, with the last season of his deal a team option.
Phoenix also has an enticing trade chip in DeAndre Ayton, whose future with the team is unclear. So a sign-and-trade just might work should Kyrie look to team up with Durant again this year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.