Kevin Durant Calls Ish Smith Fastest Player in the League

Ish Smith’s lightning-fast speed has turned heads – both literally and figuratively – over the past couple of weeks.

Smith was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter Wednesday night after scoring eight points and dishing out two assists during the Suns’ 124-100 rout of the Indiana Pacers.

Now, he’s receiving props from a player many call the MVP of the league this season: Kevin Durant.

The 6-0, fourth year guard out of Wake Forest has earned extra minutes backing up Goran Dragic as Eric Bledsoe continues rehab on his knee.

"We knew that he could push the ball, knew he could pass it," Jeff Hornacek said of Smith recently. "He’s a very good ball-handler, obviously.

“We expected that if we needed him to go in our [up-tempo] style, it would work well."

Based on Durant’s unsolicited praise, it seems to be working.