PHOENIX — Kevin Durant slipped and sprained his left ankle during warmups Wednesday, sidelining him from what was supposed to be his first home game with the Phoenix Suns.
A little over an hour before the scheduled start against Oklahoma City, Durant was doing a one-on-one drill with the trainers when he appeared to slip on the floor as he got up to shoot. He ended up on the floor, but was able to get up and finish his pregame workout.
After leaving the court, the Suns announced that he would not play due to a sore left ankle. Durant was experiencing some ankle swelling after finishing his pregame workout. He recently returned after missing six weeks with a sprained right knee.
The Suns were 3-0 under Durant and he was averaging 26.7 points on 69% shooting.
Phoenix dealt for Durant and Warren in a blockbuster deal in February, sending out a dynamic trailer mikal bridges, cam johnson, jae crowderfour future unprotected first-round picks and other draft offsets for the Brooklyn Nets.