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Kevin Durant Praises Suns Teammate’s Impact Off The Bench

Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns looks on against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center on November 08, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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The Phoenix Suns captured another win on Friday, beating the Utah Jazz 131-128 and bringing their record to an even 6-6.

Once again, it was Kevin Durant doing the most for his team, flirting with a triple-double with 38 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists.

But instead of receiving all the praise after the game, Durant spoke at length about how impressed he is by Nassir Little.

Durant said that Little is “an example of why everybody on the team has to stay ready” after his strong 5 points and important three-pointer during just 11 minutes.

In the video shared by the Suns, Little responded to the praise, saying that Durant was his “favorite player growing up.”

“Being able to share the court with him and have him speak highly of me means a lot,” Little said.

This is Little’s first season with the Suns and, so far, he is averaging 3.7 points in about 10 minutes per game off the bench.

The Suns have a very stacked and deep roster, which means it is hard for some players to get a lot of time on the court.

Little is aware of that and he also clearly knows that he has to make every second count.

If this team actually goes all the way and reaches the Finals, it won’t be just because of Durant, Devin Booker, and the rest of the starters.

Instead, it’ll be due to bench players like Little doing their part and keeping the team strong when the starting five are resting.

On Friday night, Little showed just how important he is to the team and Durant took notice of that.

Does this mean we will see a lot more of Little soon?

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