Kevin Durant Set to Make Phoenix Suns Home Debut After Recovering From Injury

Kevin Durant Set to Make Phoenix Suns Home Debut After Recovering From Injury

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Kevin Durant is expected to make his return from an ankle sprain on Wednesday, 29 March
  • The veteran forward injured his ankle on March 8 before Phoenix Suns' win over Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Durant has played just three times for the Suns and returns at a time when the Suns are looking to solidify a playoff spot

Kevin Durant is set to make his long-awaited return for the Phoenix Suns against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Durant sprained his ankle during warm-ups before Phoenix's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 8.

Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mony Williams
Kevin Durant will gets a few games to form some chemistry with his Suns teammates. Photo by Melissa Tamez.
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Durant was traded to the Suns before the February 9th trade deadline but played just three games for the Suns before the ankle injury. Before making his debut for the Suns, the two-time NBA champion had not played since January 8 due to an MCL sprain.

The 2021 NBA finalists won all three games with Durant, who has averaged 29.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game this season, per Bleacher Report.

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Durant to return after ankle injury

According to the Athletic's Sham Charania, Durant is expected to return from the ankle sprain on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On March 9, the Suns revealed that Durant will be reevaluated in three weeks, but Charania reported that he was "progressing" toward a return against the Timberwolves.

In the 10 games the veteran has missed, the Suns have gone 4-6.

In the three games he played before the injury, the former Golden State Warriors star averaged 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists.

His return will be encouraging for Monty Williams team which is looking to seal a playoffs spot with the NBA regular season ending soon.

Durant will now have a few games to gel with his new teammates just before playoff start.

Curry weighs in on Durant on Suns

Sports Brief earlier reported on Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry weighing in on Durant's move to the Suns.

Curry said understood why the Suns signed Durant and said it was an interesting move.

Curry and Durant formed a potent partnership in the Bay Area when they won the 2017 and 2018 NBA titles.