No, Kevin Durant is not going to play a minute for the Brooklyn Nets this season as he recovers from a torn Achilles.
But that recovery seems to be going pretty sell, according to this video, posted earlier today by Durant’s brother on Instagram.
Kevin Durant has progressed to 4-on-4 in his rehab. Here he takes rookie Nic Claxton off the dribble. First time I’ve seen Kevin Durant dunking since his injury.
This confirms that KD is in LA with the Nets for start of their west coast trip.pic.twitter.com/fXUgtkGjVQ
— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) March 10, 2020
That’s not a folding chair or a coach that Durant is blowing past, it’s an NBA player. A rookie not known for defense, but still an NBA player.
Durant and Kyrie Irving — out the rest of this season following shoulder surgery — should be healthy and ready to try and push the Nets into title contention next season. Who will coach that team is still up in the air, but it is a team with the star power to compete with anyone in the East.