Kevin Durant will not play an NBA game this season.
His jumper, however, looks to be in midseason form. Following All-Star Weekend, a video surfaced on Instagram of Durant working out at UCLA, and his shot remains a thing of beauty. His pull-up works, too.
KD's lab work 🧪
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 19, 2020
Okay Kevin Durant, we see you!🔥 pic.twitter.com/E6nn1WaSVZ
— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) February 19, 2020
There’s some debate around the league about just how good 31-year-old Durant will be when he returns.
When he left he was the best player on the planet, an unstoppable scorer who could defend LeBron James in the clutch of a game, KD was a two-time defending Finals MVP at the peak of his game. Suffering a torn Achilles means he’s not going to have the same level of explosiveness, but when you’re pushing 7-foot tall (in shoes), have a high release over your head, can hit from anywhere, and have a deadly fade away, does it matter if you lose half-a-step?