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Like Momma Durant said, KD isn’t coming back this year

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If there was still any doubt left about Kevin Durant’s status this season, Durant himself dismissed it in an interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report. He’s not coming back.

One day after his mother, Wanda, was seen on TODAY saying, “I know he’s not going to play this year,” Durant told Rooks the same thing. It was his most definitive statement on the subject of his return.

When Rooks asked KD if there was any chance he’s coming back this season, Durant first responded, “No, I don’t think so,. Not for now,” Rooks demanded and got a definiite answer.

“NO! No. The best thing for me is to continue the rehab, get as strong as I can and focus on next season,” he said, after admitting he’s itching to play.

Durant did tell Rooks that he’ll be proud to rock a Nets uniform come October.

“Putting on that jersey and actually representing Brooklyn on the road, that’s going to be an exciting time as well.”

So, we’ll know the precise date when KD will return in six months, when the 2020-21 schedule is released the first week in August.

Hang in there, everybody.

Meanwhile, new videos of him working out in L.A. with Nets assistant Ryan Forehan-Kelly emerged. More progress.

Here’s the full interview where he talks about acclimating himself to New York explains some of his old tweets, shares the impact Kobe had on him during the 2012 Olympics, and his new ventures.