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Kevin Durant trade to Phoenix Suns? Jerry Colangelo shares thoughts on Brooklyn Nets star

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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Jerry Colangelo would love to see what Devin Booker and Kevin Durant could do on the court together for the Phoenix Suns.

Kevin Durant has a big fan in Jerry Colangelo, the former owner of the Phoenix Suns.

How big a fan?

Colangelo would "love" to see the Suns trade for the Brooklyn Nets superstar, recently telling The Athletic that he would like to see what Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Durant could do together in Phoenix.

"Obviously, if there’s a way for him to get to Phoenix and play with Booker and Paul," Colangelo told The Athletic's Doug Haller. "Chris is near the end, I’m not saying he’s at the end. But if (Durant) can get a couple years with those two guys, they could be great years for the Suns. I’d love to see that."

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Speculation and rumors have surrounded Durant and Phoenix since word leaked that the NBA star wanted a trade and that the Suns were a preferred destination for the forward.

Colangelo discussed his relationship with Durant and who Durant is with The Athletic.

Colangelo came to know Durant through his role as the managing director of the U.S. Men's National Basketball Team.

"He’s not the same effervescent, glowing kid he was when I met him as a college freshman, but no one is," Colangelo told The Athletic. "Everyone changes. I will say this: I have great respect for him. What he’s done with his talents and contribution … he’s a hooper, for sure. He loves the game. But he’s not a real outspoken guy, so when you talk about levels of making splashes, he does his splashing on the court. That’s who he is."

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Interestingly, Durant has become outspoken on social media.

Over the weekend, he interacted with several on Twitter who questioned his legacy in the league after the forward's trade request from the Nets.

One of Durant's replies: "It’s all a matter of perspective my g. U say it’s tainted, I say it’s never been stronger."

He also tweeted:  "Aye I be wanting people on twitter to realize that they just can’t stand to see me do well in life lol. But to acknowledge that would make them haters so they won’t ever admit but it’s still fun trying ti get them to accept it"

Colangelo thinks that Durant would do very well on the Suns.

What do you think?

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