There’s no more room for excuses for the Phoenix Suns.
They just added arguably the greatest pure scorer to ever grace the game of basketball, instantly becoming championship contenders.
Kevin Durant could single-handedly turn a good team into a championship-caliber team.
Needless to say, him joining a team that already had plenty of reasons to be considered a big threat out of the Western Conference only makes them more of a juggernaut.
So, when asked about KD’s impressive debut with his new team, coach Monty Williams couldn’t be happier:
“It’s pretty cool to be able to give a guy the ball and he can get to his spot and get a really good shot,” the coach said, as shared by Duane Rankin.
"It's pretty cool to be able to give a guy the ball and he can get to his spot and get a really good shot."
Monty Williams on Kevin Durant, who scored 23 points in his #Suns debut. pic.twitter.com/sEWFG7oF1g
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) March 2, 2023
Durant’s skill set makes him the ultimate plug guy.
He can be inserted into virtually any lineup, system, or team, and he’ll be able to deliver just as if he had been there for years.
That was on full display during his first game, as he knocked down 10 of 15 shots for 23 points in under 30 minutes of play.
The Suns now have two of the most efficient and versatile volume scorers in recent NBA history, but Durant brings way more to the table.
He’s an underrated stopper, a switchable defender who can stay in front of smaller and quicker players or even serve as a rim protector in the restricted area.
The new-look Suns have a combination of youth and experience that doesn’t come along very often, and they will be the last team you’ll want to come across in a seven-game series.
Right now, it seems like the only thing that could stop them is their injury-proneness.NEXT: NBA Fans React To Kevin Durant's Suns Debut