Kevin Durant might not be 100% healthy going into his Brooklyn Nets’ game against his former club, the Golden State Warriors. With the two clubs set to meet tonight, Durant is dealing with a bum shoulder. He first suffered the injury on November 8 against the Chicago Bulls. He’s only played in four games since.
Durant sat out the bulk of the fourth quarter in a blowout against Orlando on the 10th. He sat on the bench with the joint wrapped and receiving ice treatments. He said he’s been playing through the pain when he spoke to the media on Sunday.
“It’s solid. A little sore here and there, but it hasn’t been getting in the way too much. Just keep getting treatment and take it a day at a time.”
Nets head coach Steve Nash said the shoulder hasn’t been an issue for the team thus far. He doesn’t expect the injury to get worse. KD is just playing through the pain right now.
“Little tweak but uh, the ball still goes in the hole so, he’s hanging in there. But I don’t think it is the type of thing that we expect to get worse, so he’s kind of playing through it but it’s not terrible.”
Even with the injury, Kevin Durant performed incredibly. He was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. During the time period since the injury against Chicago, KD is averaging 32.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game.
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