Kevin Durant will not play for the Brooklyn Nets if the 2019-20 NBA season resumes.
”My season is over,” Durant instructed Marc J Spears of The Undefeated. ”I do not plan on enjoying in any respect. We determined final summer season when it first occurred that I used to be simply going to attend till the next season. I had no plans of enjoying in any respect this season.”
Durant ruptured his proper Achilles tendon in final season’s Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors. He has not performed an NBA recreation since June 10, 2019.
The Warriors would go on to lose that sequence in six video games to the Toronto Raptors, and Durant departed this previous summer season in free company for the Brooklyn Nets.
Whereas Durant was progressing throughout his rehab with the Nets, the crew will take a cautious strategy because the NBA will get set to return. Durant was taking part in 5-on-5 scrimmages in March, however has not performed to that degree since after the season was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Shortly after the 2019-20 was suspended, Durant revealed he was one of many first NBA gamers to check constructive for coronavirus.
“I used to be shocked. After which I used to be curious,” Durant instructed The Undefeated when requested about getting the analysis. “I needed to know what it meant. What’s the virus about? I began to get details about it increasingly more. It calmed me down. I used to be simply extra curious [as] to what I used to be coping with and the way I might combat it myself.”
Durant is predicted to be able to take part in coaching camp for subsequent season.
Due to the delayed ending to the 2019-20 season, subsequent season’s coaching camps will begin in November, with the 2020-21 season set to begin on December 1.
Durant, 31, is a two-time NBA champion and received his lone MVP award in 2013-14.
He has averaged 27.zero factors and seven.1 rebounds over 12 seasons (849 video games) with the Seattle SuperSonics, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder and the Warriors. He has led the NBA in scoring 4 occasions, most lately in 2013-14 with the Thunder, when he averaged 32.zero factors per recreation.
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