Report: Nets trade Mikal Bridges to Knicks for draft pick Bojan Bogdanović

Report: Nets trade Mikal Bridges to Knicks for draft pick Bojan Bogdanović

Mikal Bridges is heading to Manhattan to join his old teammates.

The Brooklyn Nets reached a deal to trade Bridges to the New York Knicks on Tuesday night, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In exchange, the Nets will receive Bojan Bogdanovic and a host of future draft capital, including four unprotected first-round picks.

The deal will reunite Bridges, a former Villanova star, with fellow former Wildcats Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart and Donte DiVincenzo.

The Nets will receive an unprotected first-round pick in 2025, 2027, 2029 and 2031, according to Wojnarowski. They will also receive a protected 2025 first-round pick from the Milwaukee Bucks, a 2025 second-round pick and a 2028 protected pick trade.

Bridges averaged 19.6 points and 4.5 rebounds last year with the Nets, his first full season with the team after they allowed him to reach a deal with the Phoenix Suns before the deadline. 2023. He has two years left of his four years, $90.9 million. agreement.

Bagdanović, 35, was traded to the Knicks earlier this year from the Detroit Pistons and played a crucial role in their playoff run – which was interrupted in the Eastern Conference semifinals for a second straight season. He averaged 10.4 points and two rebounds in 29 games coming off the bench with the franchise.

The Nets are not done there.

Shortly after that deal was announced, the Nets reached an agreement to restructure several draft picks with the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks.

According to Wojnarowski, this deal was made because the Rockets want to try to land Suns star Kevin Durant in a future trade. Although the Suns have not said they are willing to trade Durant, who will enter his 18th year in the league this fall, the Rockets now have choices to make such a deal.

If that can’t happen, the Rockets are “determined” to use the Suns’ picks to be aggressive elsewhere. The Rockets are reportedly “looking for a major upgrade now.”

This article will be updated with more information soon.

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