Trenchtown Sports: Who benefits the most from KD’s arrival?

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The most anticipated debut for any Suns player in franchise history is upon us. The wait is finally over. The Suns Big 3 of KD, BOOK, and DA are set to take place Wednesday in Charlotte. Phoenix is already one of the most lethal mid-range scoring teams in the league with Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton. Now, you have the best mid-range scorer in the league and the Suns can now beat you in many other ways. On nights the 3-point shot isn’t falling they can cut you up from the 12-15 foot jumpers. There is no question that Ayton, CP3, and DBook will all benefit from KD’s presence. Not only is this CP3’s best chance at a title, but he can also sit back and pick apart defenses with his IQ and passing. As most of you know, a title is the only thing missing from CP3’s resume. The Suns don’t need Paul to have a huge scoring role. Ayton and Book will be able to operate without any double teams.

He’s a 2 x champ and 2 x Championship MVP. He’s been on the All-NBA team 10 times and an all-star 13 times. He’s also an NBA MVP, with one of the all-time great speeches in history. So, why did he want to come to PHX? He’s had an admiration for Booker’s game since Booker’s arrival in 2015-2016. When KD was with the Thunder he wanted Book in 2015 and the Thunder had the pick right after PHX took him with the 13th pick. Since Book was off the board, the Thunder took Cam Payne with the next pick in that draft.

CP3 has played with some great players but nobody like Durant. At 37 years old he’s shooting better than he has in a long time and now he’s in a situation where he doesn’t have to score to help his team win. He can sit back and average 15 assists per game if he wanted. His nickname is the PointGod for a reason. He’ll have everyone in the right place at the right time. Kevin Durant, CP3, and Book are three of the most intense hoopers in the league. They demand perfection and consider basketball an art form and they treat it as such.