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Kevin Durant is making progress towards coming back from his proper MCL sprain, the Nets introduced (via Twitter). Durant underwent his two-week re-evaluation Monday, and the physician was happy with the state of his restoration.
Durant will resume operating and on-court basketball actions this week, the staff added, and he will probably be reassessed once more in two extra weeks.
That timeframe takes him to Feb. 7, which is a few week earlier than the All-Star break. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski suggests the Nets may take into account holding Durant out by way of the break to provide him extra time to completely get well earlier than returning Feb. 24 (Twitter link). Nevertheless, sources inform Shams Charania of The Athletic there’s optimism that Durant will return in time to play within the All-Star Recreation (Twitter link).
The Nets are 2-4 since Durant was injured Jan. 8, dropping their first 4 video games after which responding with back-to-back highway victories. Kyrie Irving has taken on extra of the scoring load to assist the staff survive with out Durant’s manufacturing.
Durant was within the midst of an MVP-type season earlier than the harm, averaging 29.7 factors, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 39 video games.