Kevin Durant to return to Suns lineup on March 29: report

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 03: Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns against the Chicago Bulls at United Center on March 03, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant could be returning to the Phoenix Suns' lineup very soon.

According to a report from The Athletic's Shams Charania, Durant will make his home debut on Wednesday, barring a setback, when the Suns host the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Charania reported last week that Durant was "progressing toward a potential return to action" on March 29.

Durant has been out of action since March 8 when he injured his ankle after slipping on the court during pregame warmups.

After his injury, the Suns said Durant would be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Durant has played in just three games — all on the road — since coming to the Suns in a blockbuster trade deadline deal that sent Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and other draft compensation to the Brooklyn Nets.

Durant's latest injury is a reminder that he has missed a lot of time with injuries over the past four seasons.

Durant was out the entire 2019-20 campaign because of an Achilles injury. He has missed time this season with a sprained knee ligament.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.