Two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant was seen working out and making strides in his return from an Achilles injury suffered in the NBA Finals
In this teaser video we see Kevin Durant making incredulous strides in his return from a season-ending Achilles injury suffered in Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors.
Last season the 6-foot-11 sniper averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists, while shooting 52 percent from the field and 35 percent from beyond the arc. Often being seen as a ‘traitor’ to Oklahoma City, Durant compiled up an outstanding résumé in his short three-year stint with the Golden State Warriors; earning two championships and two Finals MVP’s, alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
Nonetheless, the former Texas product ultimately decided that he wanted to forge his own path by winning on his own with the Brooklyn Nets.
Coming into this season, Nets general manager Sean Marks ruled out the possibility of a return in the 2019-2020 season. With that being said, the average timetable for a return from an Achilles injury would have Durant slated to return around early March.
Furthermore, I believe that if Brooklyn is riding a wave of momentum during this time period that we could see a possible return from the Slim Reaper. For about a month now, Durant has been seen on the court performing individual workouts, and now we finally get to see his hard work come into fruition.
In reality we most likely won’t get to witness Kevin Durant play this season. But this video serves as a key point in his rehabilitation process. The Nets have relied heavily on his healing process, as they didn’t make a move in this year’s trade deadline. The front office wisely believed that keeping their core of Irving, Dinwiddie, LeVert, and Allen intact is of grave importance and that the addition of KD will further their championship aspirations for next season.
Im not ruling out the possibility of his return, however, I see the Nets being wise and holding Durant out for the remainder of the season. But, hey, you never know.