Kevin Durant injured his Achilles in the 2019 NBA Finals, ending the Golden State Warriors chance at beating the Toronto Raptors.
Durant is now a member of the Brooklyn Nets along with Kyrie Irving, and the team has said it is unlikely he will play during the 2019-20 season. Still, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to be treated with lots of video of Durant working out as he moves along the process of his recovery.
To that end, video surfaced this week of Durant shooting hoops with Irving in the Nets’ practice facility. Durant’s right leg was noticeably smaller than his left, and he wasn’t really jumping, but it was nice to see him back out there after the agony of an Achilles tear.
There is a lot of talk (and hope) in Brooklyn right now, and it’s not clear what is going to come of it. Durant and Irving should be a formidable duo, even if Durant isn’t ever able to come back fully from his Achilles injury.
The East is weak enough that Brooklyn could make a dent with just those two players in 2020-21. It’s all got to start somewhere, even if it means little shots together in practice.