Kevin Durant didn’t take long to find something to complain about with his new super team.
According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Suns „can feel Durant’s frustration“ about their current roster situation. Wojnarowski cited Bradley Beal’s inability to stay on the court and the „underwhelming supporting cast“ of the roster as key pressure points, coupled with the fact that Phoenix currently lacks draft assets or tradable contracts to add talent to the team.
It felt inevitable. The move to acquire Washington Wizards‘ point guard was a big bet on the talent of Durant, Beal, and Devin Booker. The three together make up a salary cap of $130.4 million, just $5 million under the league’s salary cap. With the Suns having a hard cap heading into their first salary leap, they signed players with a minimum number of players. The only significant player they were able to secure was Jusuf Nurkic, a center whose strengths lie solely in the offensive end.
Durant left a failed experiment to another. If the rest of the Suns don’t get things right, he will once again request to leave.