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Report: Suns to pursue Durant if Nets make him available

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All eyes now are on Kevin Durant.

The Phoenix Suns are planning to pursue the Brooklyn Nets superstar if he becomes available, sources told TNT's Chris Haynes.

The news comes after the Nets reportedly traded All-Star Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks for a package that includes Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and multiple picks.

The Suns were apparently among the multiple teams who made a run at Durant this past summer after the Nets star shockingly requested a trade. Durant eventually walked back his demand, but the Suns were reportedly atop his list of preferred destinations, along with the Miami Heat.

Phoenix apparently offered Brooklyn a package for Durant centered around rising two-way forward Mikal Bridges and a bevy of first-round draft picks, though the Nets were said to be uninterested in the proposal. It's unclear if the Suns would again include Bridges in any bid for the 13-time All-Star ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline.

Suns general manager James Jones would almost certainly face considerable competition for Durant if he was made available. Following Irving's trade request Friday, rival teams were far more interested in Durant's reaction and his availability than inquiring about Irving, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Report: Suns to pursue Durant if Nets make him available
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