Durant shrugs off an ankle injury and returns to the court.
Reporter Shams Karania of ‘The Athletic’ reported on the return of Kevin Durant on the 29th (Korean time). He is expected to make his comeback on the 30th in a match between Phoenix and Minnesota.
Durant, one of the league’s leading scorers, showed off his unwavering skills in the first half of this season, averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 39 games, with a 55.9% field goal success rate, wearing a Brooklyn uniform. In particular, Durant’s unique mid-range jumper was unstoppable.
Durant, who left Brooklyn through a megaton trade in February and made a new nest in Phoenix, returned from a knee injury and returned to the court on the 2nd, averaging 26.7 points and a 69.0% field goal success rate in three games played in a new uniform. He showed a quick adaptation to the changed stage.안전놀이터
However, an unexpected injury blocked Durant’s path. On the 9th, he suffered an ankle injury while warming up before the game against Oklahoma City and missed 10 games. Phoenix was sluggish with 4 wins and 6 losses, suffering two 3-game losing streak while Durant was out.
Phoenix currently ranks 4th in the Western Conference with a record of 40 wins and 35 losses this season. In order to go directly to the playoffs and secure home court advantage, Phoenix has to overcome the pursuit of competitors such as the Clippers, Golden State and Minnesota and keep 4th place.
Durant’s return to Phoenix, which is fighting fiercely for rankings until the end of the season, is good news.