Phoenix Suns fans loved Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson.
They watched them enter the league and turn into elite role players, rooting for them when they helped the team reach the NBA Finals.
But as much as they loved those young men, they cannot blame GM James Jones for trading them away for Kevin Durant.
Durant is the kind of generational talent that’s worth nearly every asset you’re asked to give up for.
He’s an elite scorer from all three levels and a guy that could single-handedly turn a ‘good’ team into a legit championship-caliber squad.
So, Jones and the Suns didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger as soon as he became available, and last night’s debut was the ultimate demonstration of why.
Durant didn’t need to be with the team for long, or even play over 30 minutes, to be the best player on the court.
He seamlessly fit into Monty Williams’ roster, wreaking havoc side by side with Devin Booker and combining for 60 points.
The Suns obliterated the Charlotte Hornets with ease, and Durant couldn’t look happier after the game.
He claimed that he missed being on the floor after such a long injury layoff and stated that his new jersey would look normal on him in no time.
KD is ready for the rest of the season with his new team ☀️ pic.twitter.com/Cc5jq5SnJR
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 2, 2023
Of course, fans will need some time to adapt to KD being on the Suns, but the game comes so naturally to him that it almost felt like he had played with that team since he first entered the league.
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