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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

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Report: Knicks plan to pursue Kawhi, believe Kyrie prefers Nets The New York Knicks are going to "aggressively pursue" expected free agent Kawhi Leonard this summer, sources told SNY's Ian Begley. Additionally, the Knicks' plans to pursue Kyrie Irving may be affected by a belief among teams that the Brooklyn Nets are his favored destination if he leaves the Boston Celtics, according to the report. Irving reportedly plans to opt out of the final year of his current contract before Thursday, paving the way for him to enter unrestricted free agency. Leonard is expected to opt out of his deal before June 30. Leonard has not been widely linked with New York throughout this year's free-agent rumor mill.

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 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

Durant officially listed as questionable for Game 5. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Monday's do-or-die Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Durant has missed the last nine postseason games with a calf strain and practiced for the first

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.

Report: Durant traveling to New York for Achilles evaluation

Report: Durant traveling to New York for Achilles evaluation Kevin Durant is traveling to New York on Tuesday for a doctor's evaluation on his injured right Achilles tendon, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. The Golden State Warriors stayed overnight in Toronto following the Game 5 victory over the Raptors in which Durant was injured. The Warriors said he was slated to undergo an MRI on his right leg Tuesday, and the team reportedly believes the results will confirm a torn right Achilles tendon. Durant suffered the non-contact injury early in the second quarter of Game 5 after playing 12 of 14 minutes.

Report : Teams expected to pursue Durant will stay in hunt despite injury . June 12, 2019 2:03am. Watch: Raptors fans swear at Curry's parents outside hotel. Report : Durant traveling to New York for Achilles evaluation.

Report : Teams expected to pursue Durant will stay in hunt despite injury . NBA Podcast: Warriors claw back from the brink after Durant 's injury .

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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