Kevin Durant responds to Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN report about frustrations with Suns roster

Kevin Durant and the Suns have underachieved to this point in the season, sitting one game under .500 at 14-15.

Phoenix’s star trio of Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal have only played a total of two games and 24 minutes together through the first 29 games of the season due to various injuries and absences, and the supporting cast has not been able to pick up the slack.

Ahead of the Suns’ Christmas Day game against the Mavericks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski brought some of Phoenix’s behind-the-scenes issues to life with a report that made the rounds after his appearance on “NBA Countdown.”

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What did Adrian Wojnarowski report about Kevin Durant, Suns?

“You talk to people in Phoenix and around that organization, they can feel the frustration with Durant,” Wojnarowski began.

“Part of that, certainly, is the missed games for Brad Beal. This team was built around those three stars. The underwhelming supporting cast that comes from those massive trades for Durant and Bradley Beal that really gutted the organization and left them having to sign a lot of minimum players to fill out the payroll.

“And then understanding that they lack the assets, the draft picks, the trade capital to go out and really improve this team. This is something they’re going to have to manage in Phoenix with Kevin Durant,” Wojnarowski concluded.

The Suns went on to lose their third straight game and fifth in six games at the hands of a Luka Doncic 50-point double-double in the national spotlight.

Kevin Durant response to Adrian Wojnarowski report

Durant responded to Wojnarowski’s report in an Instagram comment the next day, but he later deleted his post.

Durant wrote, “Woj says somebody else ‘feels’ that I’m frustrated and it turned into me being mentally checked out. This s— crazy, these people can flat out lie on my name and make s— up and you people will believe it but when my teammates n coaches speak on how I am as a teammate, u ignore it lol.”

Durant is averaging 30.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, but the Suns are a half-game back from the Play-In Tournament as we’re past the first quarter of the 2023-24 NBA season.

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