Kevin Durant injury update: Suns star returns Wednesday against Timberwolves after spraining ankle
Kevin Durant will return to action Wednesday when the Phoenix Suns host the Minnesota Timberwolves, confirmed CBS Sports’ Bill Reiter. Durant suffered a sprained ankle while warming up before a game against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and has since recovered from the injury. He missed nearly two months earlier in the season while recovering from an MCL sprain.
Durant has only played three games for the Suns since his trade from the Brooklyn Nets in February. Playing in all of Phoenix’s last seven games, starting Wednesday’s tilt with the Timberwolves, will take his Suns to 10 games total.
This creates the potential for a bit of history. No NBA champion has ever been led by a player who gave them more playoff games than they did in the regular season. Even if Phoenix made it through all four rounds of the playoffs, they would have to play at least 16 postseason games.
The Suns currently hold onto the Western Conference No. 4, but they’ve struggled since Durant went down. They won that first game against the Thunder but have since lost six of nine and are now just 1.5 games ahead of the seventh-place Golden State Warriors in the chaotic race for a top-six spot in the West.
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The theory for adding Durant in particular is that he fits into pretty much any team. He shouldn’t need too much time to acclimatize in the suns and he looked great coming back from his recent injury. We’ve never seen a player of his caliber win a championship after just 10 regular season games with a new team, but if anyone could be first, it’s him.
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/kevin-durant-injury-update-suns-star-to-return-from-sprained-ankle-on-wednesday-vs-timberwolves/ Kevin Durant injury update: Suns star returns Wednesday against Timberwolves after spraining ankle