Absent since January 8 due to a knee injury, Kevin Durant will still be away from the courts for two more weeks, but his participation in the All Star Game is not (yet?) in question.
On January 9, the Brooklyn Nets announced that their superstar Kevin Durant, victim of a small ligament injury in his right knee, would be examined again in two weeks. This Tuesday, a fortnight later, the message from the New York-based franchise is the same: “Kevin Durant’s knee was again examined yesterday by Dr. Riley Williams III, who is very satisfied with Durant’s recovery so far. -the. He is progressing well and as expected. Durant will continue to strengthen his knee, start running and play basketball this week. It will be reviewed again in two weeks.” Kevin Durant will therefore miss eight new games for his team (in Philadelphia, against Detroit, New York, the Lakers, in Boston, against Washington, the Clippers and Phoenix), having already missed six since the beginning of the month.
Two wins in six games during his absence
Regarding the date of his return, opinions differ. According to the always knowledgeable Adrian Wojnarowski ofESPN, the Nets are wondering whether to play Kevin Durant before the All Star Game, scheduled for February 19 in Salt Lake City, and for which the player received the most fan votes in the Eastern Conference. There will remain four games to play between the possible return of Durant, if he returns well in two weeks, and the cut of the All Star Game. The Nets could therefore leave him to rest until the resumption, scheduled for February 24 with a match in Chicago. On the other hand, according to Shams Charania, also very well informed, of The Athleticoptimism would be in order for the Nets to play a few games before the All Star Game. The future will tell us, then. In the meantime, the franchise currently ranked fourth in the Eastern Conference (29 wins – 17 losses) will continue to do without its star. The Nets struggled to do without him at first, with four straight losses since Jan. 9, but have just won two games in convincing fashion, at Utah and then at Golden State. Reassuring for the future?