NBA Insider reveals that Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant could be back a few games prior to the All-Star break.
Kevin Durant suffered an MCL sprain early in January that has now left him out of Brooklyn Nets’ last 11 games. The Eastern Conference side has not looked as dominant as they were with him in the lineup, but have still managed to stay fourth in the East. Prior to his injury, Kevin Durant was averaging 29.7 PPG on 55.9% shooting from the field. He was an MVP candidate as the Brooklyn Nets were racing their way to the top of the Eastern Conference.
NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the two-time NBA champion could very well be available a few games before the All-Star game. On the recent ETCs podcast, Kevin Durant revealed that he would be targeting to be back a few games before the All-Star break and Woj’s report confirms the same. Woj stated that he spoke to KD’s manager Rich Kleiman and the Nets player’s recovery has been on the right path.
The Brooklyn Nets play the likes of the LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat prior to the All-Star break. Kyrie Irving has been putting up heroic performances, but the Nets’ offense is on a different altogether when the two superstars play together. Last season, KD had a similar injury and that derailed the Nets’ campaign. However, this time around, the team has managed to get contributions from everyone on the floor and that has helped them stay afloat.
Kevin Durant is one of the most lethal scorers in the NBA. His ability to shoot from a 7-foot height and execute plays that are highly difficult is what makes him a true champion. Since his arrival in Brooklyn, the two-time champion has been surrounded by a lot of controversies. His inability to win a championship has brought in a lot of criticism. Despite all these difficulties, Kevin Durant’s stint in Brooklyn has been spectacular.
He has played consistent basketball and entertained the fans every night. Currently, in his fourth season as a Net, the thirteen-time All-Star will be hoping to get beyond the line and help the franchise get to its first championship. He has a co-star in Kyrie Irving, who can win games himself. To complement the two, the Nets have a great support cast with players like Royce O’Neale, Seth Curry and Yuta Watanabe, who have all shown up when the team has needed them. If it all continues working well, it will be difficult for teams in the East to stop the Kevin Durant-led Nets.
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