Set to ‘get again to regular,’ Suns’ Durant prepared for house debut

Kevin Durant is raring to get issues again to “normal” as he tries to settle right into a routine along with his new staff, however there’s nonetheless another huge occasion: his first house recreation with the Phoenix Suns.

That will come Wednesday night time, one month after he was traded, when the Suns host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“I’m glad I was able to get a couple on the road to get my feet wet because I know it’s going to be loud in there,” Durant mentioned. “I’m looking forward to our fans. I know they can’t wait to see us out on the floor.”

More than 3,000 followers got here to the Footprint Center for Durant’s introductory information convention final month, however Durant’s sprained knee and a four-game highway journey have delayed his house debut till now.

Traded for the primary time in the course of a season in his profession, Durant has been looking for a routine. That has included, he mentioned Tuesday, transferring his private chef from Brooklyn.

“I’m just trying to get back to normal as soon as possible,” Durant mentioned. “I’m glad I’m playing again and things will get back to normal.”

But there’s some pent up some power because the Suns have began 3-0 with Durant within the lineup and he has mixed with fellow star Devin Booker for 188 factors of their first three video games collectively.

That’s probably the most for 2 new teammates since Wilt Chamberlain with a number of completely different teammates within the 1961-62 season, in line with ESPN Stats & Information analysis.

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The Suns have gained eight of their previous 11 video games to maneuver into fourth place within the Western Conference.

“The energy we have from the second you walk into the gym until everybody leaves is so upbeat and energetic,” Durant mentioned. “[It] makes you very excited to come to work.”