PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns pulled off a midnight blockbuster Wednesday, acquiring 13-time All-Star Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, according to news reports. ESPN and others.

The media, citing unnamed sources, said the Suns added Durant to a starting lineup that already includes an All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, along with center Deandre Ayton. NBC News could not immediately confirm the development.

Phoenix sent Cam Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and additional draft compensation to the Nets.

The Suns also get forward TJ Warren in the deal.

Durant, 34, continues to play at an elite level, averaging nearly 30 points per game this season. Durant and the Suns were linked to trade rumors last summer, but nothing materialized until Wednesday.

The trade comes just hours after the Suns’ new majority owner, Mat Ishbia, was introduced in Phoenix. The self-described basketball fan, who was a rookie at Michigan State under Tom Izzo, wasted no time shaking up the NBA.

Phoenix has never won an NBA championship. The Suns reached the Finals two seasons ago, but lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. They also played in the 1976 and 1993 finals.

The quartet of Durant, Paul, Booker and Ayton seems to immediately make the franchise title contenders again.

The Suns have had a number of injuries this season, but they’ve played better in recent weeks. They jumped to fifth place in the Western Conference with a 30-26 record. Booker (groin) and Paul (hip) have recently returned.

Durant is currently recovering from a strained ligament in his right knee, but is expected to return soon.

When former Nets teammate Kyrie Irving heard the news, he said, «I’m glad he’s out of there.»

The Nets recently traded Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, where he will team up with Luka Doncic as another leading team in the Western Conference. Irving scored 24 points in his Mavs debut against the Clippers on Wednesday.

“We had a lot of conversations throughout the year about what our future would look like,” Irving said. “There was still a level of uncertainty, but we only cared about seeing ourselves in places where we can thrive. Whether together or apart, there has never been a time where I have felt like he was mad at me for the decisions I made or that I was mad at him.

«I love the competition now that we can be in the same conference.»