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Kevin Durant will be re-evaluated in two weeks after suffering sprained ankle Wednesday

The star forward didn’t make his home debut Wednesday.

Phoenix Suns v Dallas Mavericks
Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns looks on during the game on March 5, 2023 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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Thursday, 7 p.m. update: The Suns will officially re-evaluate Durant in two weeks after he suffered an ankle injury Wednesday in what was supposed to be his home debut. The swelling in his ankle has gone down according to Shams Charania, so that’s a good sign for Durant’s long-term prospects this season.

Thursday, 8:03 a.m. update: There is concern within the Suns organization that Durant has a grade 2 sprain that would keep him out four to six weeks, per The Arizona Republic.

Postgame update: It’s a left ankle sprain for Durant according to head coach Monty Williams. We’ll get an update on his status Thursday but for now the star is in a walking boot.

Phoenix Suns star forward Kevin Durant was set to make his home debut Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but that will now have to wait. Durant slipped on the court during pregame warmups and hurt his ankle, causing him to be ruled out for this contest.

Torrey Craig is going to get the start in Durant’s place, but Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton are likely to get more shots as a result of this absence. Josh Okogie has been playing well and will likely settle in as the third option. Chris Paul has become more of a passer and playmaker with Durant’s arrival, so he’s unlikely to see much of a role change.

The Suns are still 11-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook for this game, so Durant’s absence is unlikely to cost them tonight. However, we’ll have to see how serious this issue is going forward. If Durant does miss time, Craig seems to be the answer for Monty Williams in the starting lineup.