Shock for the Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Durant will have to pause with a knee injury several weeks.
The 33-year-old injured himself in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans in the second quarter, as a teammate Bruce Brown crashed into the knee of the superstar. Durant left the Court in the episode and returned in the episode.
On Sunday, the Nets made an MRI, there was a crack of the inner band, as the team announced in a press release. According to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) inside the franchise, but optimism is that Durant will miss only between four and six weeks. Thus, KD may return to the All-Star Game, which will take place this season on February 20 in Cleveland.
For Durant this is a new setback after he had completely missed his first season in Brooklyn with an Achilles tendon tear and also had to suspend 23 games in the previous year with thigh problems. However, if the forward is fit, the two-time Finals-MVP continues to be one of the best players of the NBA.
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This season, Durant puts up with average 29.3 points as many counters like no other player and sat down to date with Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors to the great favorites on the MVP Award. In addition, the No. 2-Pick of 2007 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists are booked for throw quotas of 52 percent from the field and 37.2 percent of downtown.
Through the failure of Durant, the injury worries the Nets further enlarge. In addition to Durant, Starting Center NIC Clayton, Backup Big Marcus Aldridge and Precious Sagittarius Joe Harris are currently missing. In addition, Kylie Irving may continue to run only in games outside New York City due to its lack of vaccination.
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After all, the Nets are further in a comfortable situation. With a record of 27-15 Brooklyn occupies two place in the Eastern Conference, the residue on leader Chicago (27.14) is only half a game. However, the Nets with Miami (27-16), Milwaukee (27-18), Philadelphia (25-17) and Cleveland (26-18) have a lot of pursuers, which are a maximum of 2 games behind the franchise from the Big Apple.