Kevin Durant injury update: Officially out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is still recovering from the calf strain and has been ruled out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Durant injured his calf on May 8 in Game 5 of the second round against the Rockets. It was a non-contact injury , and the initial reaction on Twitter was The cloud surrounding Durant would go away immediately if somebody within the Warriors spoke up in his defense. All it would take is Bob Myers
The first hit came from Warriors general manager Bob Myers , who promised Durant whatever kind of extension the free agent-to be wanted after Durant already said before the parade he wanted to run things back with this team, so it’s pretty safe he won’t actually leave the Warriors, but these jokes felt
An emotional Bob Myers spoke after Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night and defended Kevin Durant as a person while saying he would accept any blame for the superstar’s Achilles injury.
The Golden State Warriors' president spoke to the media with a shaky voice and shared why Durant was cleared for the game.
“He was cleared to play tonight. That was a collaborative decision. I don’t believe there’s anybody to blame, but I understand this world. If you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department,” Myers said.
Durant took some criticism for not playing previously during the Finals. Some questioned his status, injury, and desire. Myers wanted to end all of that.
Report: Kevin Durant suffered setback with calf injury
Now that the Golden State Warriors are down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, people want to know what is going on with Kevin Durant. Have the Warriors downplayed the severity of his injury? Is Durant unwilling to tough things out? Or is something else going on? According to one reporter, the Warriors had hopes of Durant playing in Game 4 on Friday night, but he suffered a setback. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst joined “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” after the Warriors’ 105-92 loss to the Raptors on Friday night and shared some information about Durant. He said the Warriors thought Durant would be able to play on Friday, but his body wasn’t ready.
Kevin Durant rumors, injuries , and news from the best local newspapers and sources | # 35. The Toronto Raptors took Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals with a 123-109 beatdown of the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
Kevin Durant 's injury narrows the margin of error for the Warriors. Golden State faces some serious adjustments with KD sidelined. “The good news is he's in a position where he'll fully recover long-term,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said on Wednesday, per Anthony Slater of the Bay Area
“The people that questioned whether he wanted to get back and play were wrong. He’s one of the most misunderstood people. He’s a good teammate and I’m lucky to know him.”
"It's an Achilles injury. … He'll have an MRI tomorrow."
Bob Myers holds back tears as he explains the magnitude of Kevin Durant's injury.
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Durant. He will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the extent of his Achilles’ tendon injury.
Durant. The Warriors now trail the Toronto Raptors 3-2 as it heads to Game 6 in Oakland on Thursday.
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Kevin Durant sign-and-trade with Warriors ‘being discussed’.
The Golden State Warriors are in the beginning stages of a critical offseason during which the organization will confront myriad complex issues. One novel solution being considered is how the Warriors reportedly will consider executing a sign-and-trade involving Kevin Durant. Durant’s already-uncertain future became significantly more complicated after the superstar went down with an Achilles injury during the NBA Finals that almost certainly will keep him out next season. With so much in limbo, a new report suggests a sign-and-trade is on the table in deliberations between Durant and the Warriors.