Kevin Durant is “expected to make his Phoenix Suns debut Wednesday in Charlotte,” as the former Brooklyn star reveals he’s feeling “great” ahead of his first game since Jan. 8.
Kevin Durant is likely to make his Phoenix Suns debut on the road in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday night.
It will be a long-awaited moment for fans of the Arizona franchise after the 13x NBA All-Star was traded to Phoenix from Brooklyn – along with TJ Warren – on February 8 in exchange for Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and four first ones. – round options.
Durant has not played since a Jan. 8 game at Miami for the Nets after spraining his MCL. Although it looks like the moment has arrived, following a tweet on Tuesday morning from the Suns’ Twitter account.
“Kevin Durant is expected to make his Phoenix Suns debut tomorrow in Charlotte,” it read.
Meanwhile, Slim Reaper spoke to the media at Suns practice in Charlotte ahead of tomorrow’s game.
Kevin Durant has not played in an NBA game since suffering a sprained MCL against Miami on Jan. 8
The 13-time NBA All-Star is set to make his first appearance as a Sun in Charlotte tomorrow
“I feel great,” Durant said. “I can’t wait to get this chance to play again, it’s been a long time coming.
“I was having fun out there before I got injured, so I’m looking forward to getting out there and picking up where I left off.
“I know it’s not going to be as smooth, it’s going to take a while to get used to everything early on, but as far as having fun and getting lost in the game, I’m looking forward to it.”
While adding Durant to the mix is certainly a positive puzzle, Durant admits it will take time for both himself and the team to assimilate.
“When you have guys who are veterans in the league and have a high IQ, you can tell,” he added.
Charlotte (20-43) is currently on a five-game winning streak as the North Carolina franchise looks to climb even higher in the standings despite a mostly miserable season.
They will be without star LaMelo Ball, who suffered a fractured ankle in Monday’s 117-106 win over Detroit.
Instead, Phoenix (33-29) will hope Durant’s presence can carry them to victory after Sunday’s 104-101 loss to a Milwaukee team without Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Kevin Durant was inducted as a member of the Phoenix Suns on February 16th in Phoenix, AZ
Unveiled in front of a raucous home crowd alongside Phoenix owner Mat Ishbia (L)