The Phoenix Suns pulled off one of the most incredible trades in NBA history when they signed Kevin Durant before the Feb. 9 trade deadline.
Durant can bring mediocre teams to title contention, think what he can do alongside Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton. And tonight, with Durant making his debut for the Suns, he showed how scary it is to play against his new team.
After a 20-game absence due to a knee injury, Durant returned to the court 26 minutes against the lowly Charlotte Hornets. But the two-time NBA Finals MVP certainly made those minutes count.
Kevin Durant totaled 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals with an excellent 10-15 shooting from the field (2-4 from distance), paving the way for the Suns to an easy 105-91 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, who are without LaMelo Ball until the end of the season. It was as if Durant never missed any time due to injury..
Kevin Durant in his Suns debut 🔥
23 points 10-of-15 FG
6 rebounds 2-of-4 3PT
2 assists 26 minutes
2 blocks +/- of +13 pic.twitter.com/BFO3dG3qtX
– ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 2, 2023
In Durant’s debut with the Suns, however, it was Devin Booker who stole the show. Book scored 37 points to lead the way for the Suns’ team as they try to separate themselves from the Western Conference pack.
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