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SportESPN's Jalen Rose says Kevin Durant's recent workout with Warriors 'didn't go well on any level'

06:05  08 june  2019
06:05  08 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

NBA Finals 2019: Warriors enter as heavy favorites over Raptors

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Until Kevin Durant is on the court, Jalen Rose is still picking the Raptors. Even with the momentum swinging to the reigning champions as the series moves to Oracle Arena, ESPN ' s Jalen Rose still doesn' t believe in Golden State for one simple reason: The health of Kevin Durant .

ESPN's Jalen Rose says Kevin Durant's recent workout with Warriors 'didn't go well on any level' © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

It's possible Kevin Durant may have already played his last game in a Warriors uniform.

Ahead of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, ESPN analyst Jalen Rose told the "NBA Countdown" crew a Durant return late in the series is looking less and less likely. Durant, who was ruled out of Game 4 on Thursday, hasn't played since suffering a strained calf against the Rockets during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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"I'm really familiar with the setup, [the] workout that KD had yesterday with the team... I'm gonna tell you guys," Rose said. "It didn't go well on any level."

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Kevin Durant will enter free agency this summer when he opts out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors , but until he reveals his decision about whether he will stay with the reigning champions or leave, the debate will continue to rage on amongst the NBA experts and fans.

"I went from being a guy that thought he may come back later in the series," Rose continued. "Now I feel like he might not come back at all."

Despite being inactive, Durant has attended Finals games. He was seen showing support to his teammates as they walked back to the locker room during halftime of Game 4.

There has been no official ruling from the Warriors on Durant's status for the series, only individual updates for each game. Still, based on what Rose revealed, it wouldn't come as a shock if Durant isn't healthy enough to play in his third straight Finals.

Durant is set to become a free agent this summer, and he will command the attention of top suitors like the Clippers, Knicks and Nets. He's enjoyed an incredible run as part of this current Warriors dynasty, but the league could look much different with a different version of Golden State heading into the 2019-20 campaign.

Raptors fans apologize to Kevin Durant by setting up account to donate to his charity.
A number of Raptors fans cheered when Kevin Durant went down with an injury in Game 5 on Monday and they're trying to make it up to him. An account has been set up to give money to Durant's charity as an apology for some fans' actions. "That's not what Canada is about," the website reads. "We got really excited about winning our first championship, ever! When we saw one of the best players on earth leave the game with injury, it made that championship feel so much closer. We got too excited and we screwed up. We are Canadian, so naturally, we are sorry.

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