Just when you thought things were going to go smoothly... the Nets announce that Kevin Durant will miss “at least two games” with what is described as a “mild left hamstring sprain.”
Here’s the news...
Status update on Kevin Durant: pic.twitter.com/hR76EQIAJZ— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 15, 2021
Assuming his recovery lasts only two games — never a certainty with a hamstring — KD would be available for the last two games of the Nets five-game West Coast trip, against the Lakers and Clippers.
DeAndre Jordan meanwhile is listed as “probably” for Tuesday’s game after missing the Warriors game Saturday night for personal reasons.
Durant of course had just returned from a week long quarantine following contact with a Nets staffer who had tested positive for COVID-19. No word on when or how he strained his hamstring. He scored 20 points in 33 minutes against the Warriors.
The Nets Big Three have been relatively durable. Durant had two quarantine stretches and rested two games while Irving missed seven games due to personal reasons and another game with a strained right index finger. James Harden missed one game with a left thigh contusion.
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