Kevin Durant on his arrival in Phoenix: 'I could feel the excitement as soon as I got off the plane'

    Kevin Durant has praised the Phoenix Suns fans for the warm welcome he has received since arriving.

    (CNN)Kevin Durant is raring to go in Phoenix.

    Speaking to the assembled media for the first time since his blockbuster trade from the Brooklyn Nets to the Suns, the 34-year-old lauded the fans for the reception he has received.
    Durant is yet to appear in a game for Phoenix as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, but has been pictured practicing in the gym and is expected to make his debut after the All-Star break.
      According to the NBA, around 3,000 fans turned up to the Suns' Footprint Center on Thursday afternoon for the press conference, with many of them already wearing Durant's No. 35 jersey.
        "I truly don't think I deserve all this because I know I've done a lot of good things in basketball, but I haven't done them yet in a Suns jersey," he told reporters. "I'm looking forward to doing it so I want to go out there and do the most I can and be the best that I can everyday for you guys.
        "So I appreciate the warm welcome, but I got more work to do.
        "I could feel the excitement as soon as I got off the plane," he added. "Everywhere I've been so far, fans have been giving me a warm welcome, but I still feel like I got to prove myself everyday. They set a high standard for the players here."
          Kevin Durant will be hoping to help the Suns win their first NBA championship.