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SportKawhi Leonard Provides Encouraging Advice for Kevin Durant Following Achilles Surgery

10:50  13 june  2019
10:50  13 june  2019 Source:   12up.com

Warriors running low on time for Kevin Durant’s return

Warriors running low on time for Kevin Durant’s return Nearly a month after the Warriors dubbed forward Kevin Durant’s right calf strain “mild,” they have yet to clear Durant to scrimmage — much less play an NBA Finals game. The lingering uncertainty surrounding the two-time Finals MVP’s health has left some within the organization questioning whether they’ll see Durant — an unrestricted free agent this summer — in a Golden State uniform again. Asked Thursday when he expects Durant to participate in a scrimmage, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was vague, saying only, “I think that’s something that will happen in the coming days.

Kawhi Leonard gave some words of advice to Kevin Durant as he begins his recovery process for an Achilles tear.

Kawhi Leonard knows all too well about how brutal a significant long-term injury can be after he dealt with a troubling quad issue for a majority of last season. The Toronto Raptors star sent some words of encouragement Durant 's way, letting him know that his play won't diminish and that he'll return

Kawhi Leonard Provides Encouraging Advice for Kevin Durant Following Achilles Surgery© Gregory Shamus 2019 NBA Finals - Game Five

The Golden State Warriors (and a number of potential suitors this summer) received the worst news imaginable for Kevin Durant. The two-time NBA Finals MVP suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Game 5, which will sideline him for quite a while.

Kawhi Leonard knows all too well about how brutal a significant long-term injury can be after he dealt with a troubling quad issue for a majority of last season. The Toronto Raptors star sent some words of encouragement Durant's way, letting him know that his play won't diminish and that he'll return stronger than ever.

Ecstasy and agony for the Warriors and Kevin Durant

Ecstasy and agony for the Warriors and Kevin Durant TORONTO — Steve Kerr decided to open Game 5 of the NBA Finals with the Death Lineup, a decision that would add drama to Kevin Durant’s return to duty. As if easing into a role, Durant got off the Warriors’ team bus and walked slowly through the arena hallway with his head bent down, black hoodie pulled up, solemn expression on his face, the very vision of the Grim Reaper. Although the Grim Reaper probably wouldn’t — as Durant did — break into the KD tunnel dance, his pregame ritual when the team gathers outside the locker room before storming the court. BOX SCORE: WARRIORS 106, RAPTORS 105 Once on the court, more dancing.

Kawhi Leonard speaks to reporters ahead of Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, saying that as the Toronto Raptors made it through the season and each Leonard says he feels for Kevin Durant , who ruptured his Achilles in Game 5. He says Durant needs to "attack each day" to get back on the floor

Kawhi Leonard addresses the media following the Raptors Game 5 loss to the Warriors and touches on the final possession and Kevin Durant 's injury. -

That's extremely thoughtful to send well wishes to his opponent

If Leonard has shown NBA fans anything, it's that a player in his prime can overcome such a brutal setback. Durant should take solace in that as he looks to return to form on his road to recovery, regardless of what team he ends up on.

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