Kevin Durant is ‘frustrated’ with the Phoenix Suns’ turbulent start to the season amid injuries to Devin Booker and Bradley Beal and ‘underwhelming supporting cast’
- Kevin Durant played a limited time with Devin Booker and Bradley Beal
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According to a report, NBA star Kevin Durant is reportedly frustrated with his current team, the Phoenix Suns.
The Suns are 14-14 heading into the league finals on Christmas Day against the Dallas Mavericks, a disappointing mark considering the talent on their roster.
Phoenix's big three, Durant, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker, have only been on the court together for 24 minutes this season, and that's the root of Durant's frustration, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
“They can feel the frustration with Durant,” Wojnarowski said Monday. “Some of that is definitely Brad Beal's missed games.
“This team is built around these three stars, the underwhelming supporting cast that comes from the huge trades for Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal that really destroyed the organization,” Wojnarowski continued.
Kevin Durant is reportedly frustrated with the way the Phoenix Suns have started the season
Part of Durant's frustration reportedly stems from the absence of fellow star Bradley Beal
The trades to acquire Durant and Beal from the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards, respectively, have robbed the Suns of their depth, forcing the franchise to sign low-level players to fill out their roster.
Bradley Beal has only played six games this season with an ankle injury, while Devin Booker has the same injury and has missed nine games.
Phoenix's even record has them hovering around the final Play-In spot before the NBA postseason.
Beal is expected to return from injury soon, while no timetable has been given for Booker's return to the court.
The Suns have three players outside of their big three averaging over 12 points per game: Eric Gordon, Grayson Allen and Jusuf Nurkic.