Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kevin Durant has not played since February 13 due to a lingering hamstring injury that he suffered during his return to Golden State.
What was presumed to be a minor injury that would only hold the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player out for just a couple of weeks, has sidelined Durant for over a month.
While the Nets are still considering the injury to be minor, they have been cautious with Durant which is why he has been absent for such an extended period.
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Kevin Durant Set To Return Soon
According to a recent report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant’s long hiatus could soon be coming to a close.
“Sources tell me Kevin Durant is closing in on a return to the floor,” Shams said on Thursday via Stadium.
Before the injury, Durant was one of the leading candidates for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. On the season KD is averaging 29.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.
Durant is second in the NBA in points in the fourth quarter behind Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard.
“Sources tell me Kevin Durant is closing in on a return to the floor.”
— Stadium (@Stadium) April 1, 2021
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Harden Suffered Injury Against Rockets
Durant’s return couldn’t come at a better time after Nets’ star James Harden suffered a hamstring injury that held him out of the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s matchup against the Houston Rockets.
Steve Nash gave an update on the status of the Nets star after the win.
“We’re gonna monitor it. I don’t have a lot to tell you,” Nash said of Harden’s hamstring per Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.
“We feel confident it’s not a long-term thing.”
Harden’s has officially been ruled out of Wednesday’s matchup with the Charlotte Hornets.
Steve Nash on James Harden’s hamstring: “We’re gonna monitor it. I don’t have a lot to tell you. We feel confident it’s not a long-term thing.”
— Kristian Winfield …read more