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SportsReport: Teams expected to pursue Durant will stay in hunt despite injury

15:06  12 june  2019
15:06  12 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Report: Durant to travel with Warriors to Toronto

Report: Durant to travel with Warriors to Toronto Injured Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will travel to Toronto for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, a league source told Yahoo's Chris Haynes. Durant has already been ruled out of Thursday's series opener due to his right calf strain. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Monday that he wasn't sure if Durant would travel with the team. Tuesday's development at least presents the possibility that Durant could suit up in Sunday's Game 2 against the Raptors. Durant hasn't played since hurting his calf during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. He has been shooting on his own but hasn't practiced with teammates since the injury.

Injured Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will travel to Toronto for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, a league source told Yahoo's Chris Haynes. Report : Durant traveling to New York for Achilles evaluation. Game 5 takeaways: Durant 's injury overshadows gutsy Warriors win.

11 Jun 2019. What could be a career-altering Achilles injury for Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant isn't enough to scare off interested parties The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers are expected to remain vigilant in their pursuit of the 10-time

Report: Teams expected to pursue Durant will stay in hunt despite injury© Nathaniel S. Butler / National Basketball Association / Getty

What could be a career-altering Achilles injury for Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant isn't enough to scare off interested parties with the start of free agency just weeks away.

The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers are expected to remain vigilant in their pursuit of the 10-time All-Star despite any uncertainty over his long-term health, sources told The Athletic's David Aldridge.

Durant exited Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night early in the second quarter with what Warriors general manager Bob Myers later revealed was an injured Achilles. It was Durant's first taste of action since May 8 against the Houston Rockets following a nine-game absence with a strained right calf.

Kerr: 'Good chance' Durant plays in Game 5 or 6

Kerr: 'Good chance' Durant plays in Game 5 or 6 Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant has been ruled out for Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, but head coach Steve Kerr is optimistic that the forward will return soon. "I do think he'll play in the series," Kerr told KNBR 680 on Thursday. "I think there’s a good chance that he plays in Game 5 or 6." Kerr apologized for mistakenly telling reporters after Game 3 that Durant would practice Thursday and clarified that the All-Star will take part in some on-court work Friday. "This whole thing has been so difficult to message ... the injury itself, there's a lot of gray area," Kerr said. "There's no easy timeline ... when it's healthy, it's healthy.

Durant exited Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night early in the second quarter with what Warriors general manager Bob Myers later revealed Durant has a .5-million player option with the Warriors for 2019-20, which he'd need to opt out of to enter unrestricted free agency this summer.

Injury aside, teams are still interested in KD. pic.twitter.com/PVlwmuAKZW. 3 replies 14 retweets 85 likes.

The 30-year-old forward was slated to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, with the Warriors reportedly of the mindset that Durant tore his right Achilles tendon.

He dropped 11 points and converted all three of his 3-point attempts in 12 minutes against the Toronto Raptors prior to being helped to the locker room at Scotiabank Arena.

Durant has a $31.5-million player option with the Warriors for 2019-20, which he'd need to opt out of to enter unrestricted free agency this summer.

The reigning back-to-back Finals Most Valuable Player leads all scorers this postseason with 32.3 points per game on 51.4 percent shooting in 12 appearances.

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