NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant Expected To Make Phoenix Suns Debut Sunday

The NBA's latest hypothetical juggernaut might make its debut this Sunday. Per ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Kevin Durant could make his Phoenix Suns debut as early as this weekend against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Durant was the jewel of the NBA trade deadline, coming to the Suns via a blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets. He has been unavailable since suffering an MCL sprain with the Nets during a January 8th 102-101 win over the Miami Heat. He remains one of the NBA's supreme weapons, averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game with a deadly .673 true shooting percentage over 39 games this season.

Durant will join a Suns team that currently sports a 32-28 record and sits fifth in the Western Conference. He'll become the focal point of a star-studded starting five that already includes Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton. That trio was the central reason why the Suns finished with the NBA's best record in 2021-22 and made the Finals in 2020-21. In theory, Durant's arrival will transform the Suns into a championship favorite. In theory.

If Durant is unavailable for the Suns' marquee showdown against the Bucks, the Eastern Conference's current second seed, his next chance to see the court will be on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets. 

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