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Kevin Durant of the Suns becomes known for training jump shots in the club

Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant is known for his unparalleled work ethic in basketball, but the Phoenix Suns forward hasn't made it past the second round of the playoffs in years and has had to resort to desperate measures.

Durant was caught practicing his jump shot in the middle of the club on Sunday night, which elicited priceless reactions from fans.

One X-user pointed out that Durant may be winning imaginary rings after being destroyed by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the playoffs this year.

“Bro gave up hope of winning a real chip after Wolves were victorious 🤣,” said @xrpbossm8.

Another fan suggested that the two-time NBA Finals MVP may have been under the influence.

“HE'S HIGH OR DRUNK OR BOTH BRO😭😭😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣every hooper does this of course but especially when he's drunk,” said @blancblanc_10.

Most recently, another user pointed out that Durant's commitment to basketball could get in the way of his commitment to women.

“And people wonder why he's single…” said @facepalm_in_SLO.

Is this a sign that Durant is finished, or does he still have more in the tank?

Durant is still good, but he may only win imaginary rings with the Suns

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It's no secret that Phoenix's trio of Durant, Devin Booker and Bradly Beal probably won't be together much longer. The combination of the team's lack of depth and the collective distance from former head coach Frank Vogel was too much to handle, and the Timberwolves completely outclassed them in the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Although the Suns have signed former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, the front office still has a lot of work to do to get the roster anywhere close to championship-caliber. The 35-year-old may be inclined to force his exit if he's serious about winning one more ring before retiring.

Predictions have been circulating online that the former Texas player could be out sooner rather than later. One of those predictions came from Tyler Watts of FanSided.

“Phoenix can't let him become a free agent,” Watts said. “Durant turns 36 in September. The Suns also can't afford to give him a huge long-term contract, but that will be the price to keep him. Even with the offer, KD will probably turn it down because he wants another ring.”

Durant doesn't have time for a rebuilding project at his age. He would be better off being traded to a competitive team like Minnesota or even the New York Knicks.

“The Suns will trade him away next summer and build a new structure around Devin Booker,” Watts said. “It won't be easy, but James Jones and the front office have maneuvered well with limited resources. Trading Durant should replenish their inventory and give them a real chance.”

Phoenix almost has to disband the current trio, as its first-round pick this summer is its last for the decade. Amazingly, this is the team's only pick until its second-round pick in 2028. This is an unprecedented shortage of upcoming picks that has come about as a result of various trades. To rebuild, the Suns need to replenish the stockpile.

In short: Durant has to leave the desert if he wants to make jumps to the Finals again instead of the club.