Kevin Durant is the latest acquisition for the Phoenix Suns, to strengthen their chances for an NBA title. The move from the 13x All-Star comes after his former teammate Kyrie Irving got traded to the Dallas Mavericks. However, with his move to the Suns now official, fans are curious about his debut. KD will take some time before the fans can see him play alongside Devin Booker and company in the NBA.
The Brooklyn Nets turned their season around when they replaced Steve Nash for Jacque Vaughn on the sidelines. The Nets were on a roll before they hit a speed bump, which could be said to have started their downfall. KD picked up an injury against the Miami Heat in the second week of January. However, his return to life on the court is a little delayed.
Kevin Durant (right MCL sprain) is OUT until after the All-Star break, the Suns have announced. pic.twitter.com/IAtupLemxT
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 13, 2023
Kevin Durant is expected to be out for the Suns for a while, which may see him miss out on the ALl-Star event. The Suns’ fans will have to keep it together to see KD join their team on the court. The Suns have 2 games to play before the All-Star week commences. They will be hosting the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Clippers before the All-Star game. Durant will take his time to recover from his injury.
The Suns will be seeing an upturn in their fortune, with the addition of KD. Before his injury, Durant was averaging 29.7 points, 5.3 assists, and 6.7 rebounds. His addition to the numbers existing on the Suns’ roster will be a huge boost. His addition may even make the Suns a contender to take the top seed. The Memphis Grizzlies are just 4 games ahead of the Suns, who are 2nd in the Eastern Conference.
What injury did Kevin Durant suffer?
Kevin Durant was flying for the Nets before he got injured in the game against the Miami Heat. Durant in the game suffered an MCL injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Luckily for Durant, he did not suffer the injury on the same knee which he injured a while back. Nonetheless, Durant has started working out on the court, but for now, is restricted from making any contact exercises.
Kevin Durant could be looking at another MCL sprain.
He injured the MCL in his left knee last year and missed ~ 6 weeks.
Tonight he injured his right knee but we don’t have an official diagnosis yet.
Recovery time depends on severity:
– grade 1: 2-3 weeks
– grade 2: 4-6 weeks
— Inside Injuries (@InsideInjuries) January 9, 2023
After the All-Star break, the Suns will play the Oklahoma City Thunder, and fans will be curious to know if Durant will make his debut in that game. However, if the Suns do hold him back a little longer, we shouldn’t be surprised at all, as the Suns will hope to keep the Slim Reaper healthy for the entirety of the remaining season.