Holy cow! We have some major developments in the world of basketball!
Kevin Durant, who was recently acquired by the Phoenix Suns in a blockbuster trade, slipped on the court during pregame warmups Wednesday as he was preparing for a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
After the Suns-Thunder contest, it was revealed that Phoenix is concerned that Durant sprained his ankle — grade 2 — and that it could have him out of action for 4-6 weeks, which could potentially take him out of the equation for the rest of the regular season, according to The Arizona Republic’s Greg Moore.
Durant left the Suns’ Footprint Center in a walking boot, according to Moore.
Kevin Durant took a fall while warming up for his first home game with the Suns 😳
He got up after. pic.twitter.com/J8SGlVQahj
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Man … If I was a Phoenix Suns fan, I would be so devastated.
I mean, yeah, it looks like they’ll get Kevin Durant back for the playoffs, but how effective is he going to be off an ankle injury?
And let’s also consider the fact that Phoenix is fourth right now in the Western Conference, and if the season ended today, they would be playing against the Golden State Warriors in the first round. That’s tough enough … and then let’s say they regress in the standings while KD is out and have to play somebody like the Denver Nuggets? (RELATED: One-Armed Northwestern State Player Hansel Enmanuel Makes Big Block During Southland Conference Championship Game)
Funny enough, it would probably work out for the Suns if they fell to play either the Memphis Grizzlies (without Ja Morant) or Sacramento Kings, getting Durant back in the postseason, but then my original question still stands … how effective will he be?
What if they stand their ground and they do play Golden State in the first round?
See, this is the problem … KD’s injury leaves me with too many questions, and I don’t like that for a postseason run.