Suns’ Cameron Johnson on being linked to Kevin Durant trade rumors: ‘It’s the enterprise’

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Phoenix Suns ahead Cameron Johnson was rumored to be certainly one of the items concerned in a possible Kevin Durant trade package deal when the market heated up for the Brooklyn Nets star earlier this month.

Johnson, 26, has improved his sport as a member of the Suns for the final three seasons. He averaged a career-high 12.5 factors, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists throughout the 2021-22 season. Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, DeAndre Ayton and a swath of draft picks had been all talked about in rumors over the previous few weeks. Durant nonetheless hasn’t been traded.

Johnson advised the Arizona Republic that he understood the enterprise facet of the league and knew the Suns had to make the proper resolution when it got here to probably touchdown an all-time nice like Durant.

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Phoenix Suns ahead Cameron Johnson warms up earlier than Game 3 of the second-round playoff collection in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks, May 6, 2022, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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“You’ve received to count on a staff to do what’s of their greatest pursuits and check out to win a championship,” the former North Carolina standout advised the paper.

Johnson mentioned he was again in Chapel Hill, NC, along with his brother, Puff, who at present performs for the Tar Heels, and their teammates when he heard certainly one of the rumors on ESPN.

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Phoenix Suns' Cameron Johnson moves the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena, April 6, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

Phoenix Suns’ Cameron Johnson strikes the ball in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena, April 6, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.
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“I’m like, nah man, do not put me on this. And subsequent factor you already know, whoever it was, Windy (ESPN’s Brian Windhorst) or someone on the TV, was like naming the potential trade targets, naming DA, me, Mikal. And I used to be like, come on man, nevertheless it’s the enterprise. Like I mentioned, it is the enterprise. If that is one thing that will get carried out, then that was simply a part of God’s plan, and you have got to hold on rolling.”

Brooklyn nonetheless hasn’t discovered an appropriate trade accomplice for Durant.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) talks to coach Steve Nash during the first half against the Indiana Pacers, Oct.  29, 2021, in New York.

Brooklyn Nets ahead Kevin Durant (7) talks to coach Steve Nash throughout the first half in opposition to the Indiana Pacers, Oct. 29, 2021, in New York.
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The newest rumor involving the sharpshooter got here final week because it was reported that the Boston Celtics had been engaged in trade talks with Brooklyn. Jaylen Brown was the centerpiece of the alleged deal, however nothing got here of it.

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