Suns forward Kevin Durant is expected to return to the court on Wednesday night vs. the Timberwolves, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports.
Durant suffered a sprained ankle on March 8 during warmups before a game vs. the Thunder, and he has since missed 10 games with the injury. Phoenix initially waited two weeks to evaluate the injury before giving him a definitive timetable to return.
The Suns acquired Durant from the Nets in a trade on February 9 while the forward was recovering from an MCL sprain. Durant made his Suns debut on March 1 and played in three games for the team before going down with the ankle injury.
On the season, Durant is averaging 29.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while playing for both Brooklyn and Phoenix. In the 10 games that the Suns played without Durant, Phoenix went 4–6 and the team is up just 0.5 games on the Clippers for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference.