Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is going to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks due to the knee injury he suffered previously this month.
Recovery has actually advanced as hoped, however concern will be if it makes good sense to bring Durant back — if he’s prepared — for just a couple of video games ahead of All-Star break. Nets might provide him much more time to rehab for resumption on Feb. 24. https://t.co/5j2FzDVt4l
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 24, 2023
Durant will start running and taking part in on-court activities today. Another upgrade on his status most likely won’t come till next month. He was at first anticipated to miss out on about a month after being identified with a separated MCL sprain in his ideal knee. Durant was hurt throughout a triumph in Miami on Jan. 8, when the Heat’s Jimmy Butler fell backwards into Durant’s knee. He seems ideal on track to return at the start of February.
However, with his anticipated return date falling ideal around the All-Star break. It is possible that Brooklyn chooses to provide the MVP prospect much more time to rest prior to thrusting him back into video game action for the 2nd half of the project.
After losing 4 straight video games without Durant in the lineup, the Nets (29-17) have actually won back-to-back contests. Brooklyn presently sits at 4th location in the Eastern Conference standings. Kyrie Irving has actually been back in the fold after his debates previously this season. He appears to be playing like his old self once again. Ben Simmons has actually been provided actually excellent all around number although his scoring output is doing not have.
If the Nets play like they are now, then there is no hurrying back their star forward till after the All-Star break. Durant might state otherwise. He is getting up there in age, nevertheless. It would likewise not be unexpected to see him get additional rest prior to the NBA playoffs.
The Nets are -2500 to make the playoffs according to NBA wagering websites. With or without Kevin Durant, this group must make the playoffs.