Report: Suns' Durant to miss multiple weeks with ankle injury


Kevin Durant's home debut in Phoenix will come a little later than expected.

The Suns' recently acquired star is expected to miss the next two to three weeks with an ankle sprain, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Durant suffered the injury Wednesday while driving to the basket during warm-ups prior to the start of what was supposed to be his first home game in Phoenix since being acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 9.

The 34-year-old rolled his left ankle and fell to the court. He was later ruled a late scratch for the Suns' matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With just four weeks remaining in the regular season, there was initial concern that Durant could be out until the playoffs, denying him the opportunity to get acclimated with his new teammates. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the swelling in Durant's ankle has gone down and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Durant made his Suns debut on March 1 after recovering from an MCL sprain suffered in what turned out to be his final game with the Nets on Jan. 8. He has played in three games with Phoenix, averaging 26.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 32.7 minutes per while going 3-0.

Phoenix sits fourth in the Western Conference at 37-29, trailing the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies by two games. The Suns face the Kings on Saturday and then play the Golden State Warriors, Durant's former team, on Monday.

Phoenix finishes the regular season on April 9.

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