Suns: Kevin Durant should consider leaving ‘cursed’ Phoenix, former NBA player says

Kevin Durant still has a couple of good NBA playing years ahead of him although it remains to be seen if the Phoenix Suns is his last stop.

The two-time NBA champion is having a great season thus far but his efforts have failed to provide the Suns the needed lift. This is despite the team boasting of a vaunted big three with Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal.

Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns [photo credit: Kevin Durant Instagram]
Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns [photo credit: Kevin Durant Instagram]

In the opinion of former NBA player Brandon Jennings, KD would best consider leaving the Suns. He believes the team is cursed and Durant does not deserve where he is at right now.

Lady Luck is just not shining on the Suns

Although they have a formidable trio on paper, the reality is that the Suns have yet to see the full potential of the three All-Stars. Beal and Booker have been injured, leaving the 2014 NBA MVP to carry the Suns on his shoulders all by his lonesome.

Durant is averaging 30.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the 24 games he has played this 2023-24 season. But without the proper supporting cast, his efforts are going down the drain.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the 13-time All-Star is now getting frustrated at the lack of help he has been getting with Beal on the sidelines.

“Part of that, certainly, is the missed games from Brad Beal. This team was built around those three stars, the underwhelming supporting cast that comes from those massive trades for Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal that really gutted the organization,” Wojnarowski shared.

Suns need to re-evaluate supporting cast

Despite their heavy investments in their lineup, the Suns may have to take a second look at their current roster and see if tweaks need to be made.

The NBA trade deadline is about two months away so seeing first-year head coach Frank Vogel check out the available talent is a possibility. But then what do the Suns need?

Overall, the Suns are 16th in the league in terms of offensive rating with 115.3. As far as defensive rating, they are 19th in the league with a 115.4.

Given those two areas, the Suns are not doing that badly. However, they have to take better care of the ball since they are the 6th worst in the league when it comes to turnover ratios at 15.1.

Durant and the Suns need to figure things out and a trade could help. Whatever they decide, it needs to be done fast. If Phoenix fails to live up to expectations and finishes this season poorly, Kevin Durant may just consider moving again as his career slowly winds down.

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