Seems we’ve spent so much time wondering when the NBA is coming back from the Covid-19 postponement, that we forgot there’s something it didn’t push back.
Kevin Durant’s recovery.
Which is why—despite his manager and business partner Rich Kleiman insisting Durant won’t try to return if the season resumes, Nets GM Sean Marks wasn’t as definite when asked about the possibility.
“That’s a $110M question,” Marks says. "In all seriousness, we’ve tried not to talk about his timeline a lot. He knows his body better than anybody. Our performance team and training staff have done a tremendous job getting him to this point, but I just don’t know how coming out of this pandemic will affect anybody, let alone Kevin.
When Durant signed with the Nets last summer, it was generally accepted that he would sit out the entire season while recovering from Achilles surgery.
But that seems like a different time and place.
Now, it seems the NBA’s hiatus may present an unexpected opportunity. Durant was participating in three-on-three scrimmages before the league was locked down and was impressing teammates with his play.
Durant is approaching the 11-month mark since suffering the injury in game five of the NBA Finals and could provide a much-needed playoff boost to Brooklyn, which currently occupies the seventh seed in the East.
With a healthy KD, they would be playing like a team three seeds better. Something to certainly watch should the NBA eschew the rest of the season and go right to the playoffs.
Source: Hoops Rumors
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