Fantasy Basketball News: Kevin Durant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Devin Booker, Bradley Beal (2022)

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Kevin Durant reportedly requests trade from Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, and Nets GM Sean Marks is working with Durant on finding a trade partner, according to reports from Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Shams Charania)

Fantasy Impact: There were rumors over the last several weeks that Durant’s relationship with the Nets had become strained, but many thought that Kyrie Irving opting into his contract and reportedly staying in Brooklyn for at least the 2022-2023 season was a step in the right direction. However, Durant apparently still wants out. Durant will turn 34 before next season but is still one of the most prolific scorers in the league. His 37.2 minutes per game in 2021 were his most since he averaged 38.5 in 2013 as a 25-year-old.
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Jaren Jackson Jr. underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Memphis Grizzlies F Jaren Jackson Jr., underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 months. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski)

Fantasy Impact: Just 30-minutes prior to free agency, the Grizzlies dropped the news that injury-riddled forward, Jaren Jackson Jr., has surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. The team is optimistic that Jackson will make a full recovery and in time to return for the regular season. A 4-6 month recovery has him looking at a November return which will likely have him missing a few games to start the season.
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Devin Booker inks a four-year, $214 million supermax contract with Suns

According to Shams Charania, The Phoenix Suns and All-NBA guard Devin Booker are finalizing a four-year, $214 million supermax contract extension (Source: Shams Charania)
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Bradley Beal inks five-year, $251 million maximum contract with Wizards

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, All-Star guard Bradley Beal has agreed to a five-year, $251 million maximum contract to stay with the Washington Wizards (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski)
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