Injury Report: Suns star Kevin Durant ruled out with foot injury for NBA In-Season Tournament game vs. Grizzlies….

The Phoenix Suns have won their last five games to overcome a slow start to the 2023-24 season and bump their record to 9-6 overall. Kevin Durant and Devin Booker have been fantastic together and while Bradley Beal is still recovering from some back issues, Phoenix is trending up in the Western Conference. Looking to keep their hopes alive for the NBA In-Season Tournament, the Suns will need to pick up a victory on Friday over the Memphis Grizzlies to have any chance of earning a wild card. However, they may have to do so without Durant, as the superstar forward was added to the Suns’ injury report on Friday. This has led many to ask the question of: Is Kevin Durant playing tonight vs. the Grizzlies

Believe it or not, Kevin Durant has not missed a single game yet during the 2023-24 season due to injury. Bradley Beal and Devin Booker have both dealt with some injuries early on in the season, but Durant has remained a constant in the Suns’ starting lineup, leading the way for them on the offensive end of the floor. On the road for Friday’s in-season tournament game, the Suns with be without Durant for the first time all season due to right foot soreness.

While this injury designation has come out of the blue, Suns fans don’t really have much to worry about. Durant did not suffer an injury in the team’s previous game against the Golden State Warriors and unlike Booker and Beal, KD has not been dealing with any nagging pain. This could simply be a case of the Suns facing the last-place team in the Western Conference and wanting to get their superstar the day off after Thanksgiving.

In a total of 15 games this season, Durant has been fantastic, averaging 31.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and a league-high 52.2 percent from three-point range. What’s crazy to think about is that since the 13-time All-Star joined Phoenix last season, he has shot 52.8 percent from deep.


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