Irving got cortisone shot on Christmas Eve, out another 2 months
Irving got cortisone shot on Christmas Eve, out another 2 monthsThe Nets point guard told reporters Saturday that he received a cortisone shot to his injured shoulder on Dec. 24, and will have his status reassessed two months from then. The reported hope is he can avoid arthroscopic surgery, which would cost him 3-4 months.
Kevin Durant appears to be making the most of his rehab while enjoying summer in California. Durant in for long rehab process . The most optimistic prognosis doesn’t have Durant returning to a basketball court until late next season with the possibility he doesn’t return until the following season.
The reality, though, is that Durant is likely to be out for the rest of this playoff series even though an But the sharpshooting Curry finally broke out of his series-long perimeter funk to make five of his first six The Warriors have outscored the Rockets by a mere six points over all in the five games so far.
Nets fans finally have Kyrie Irving back — who scored 32 points in Brooklyn’s loss on Tuesday — but they’re still waiting for Kevin Durant to return to action and make his debut with the organization he signed with over the summer.
The Nets and Durant have been firm in their stance since the team held media day right before the start of camp: the superstar is not expected to play for Brooklyn in 2019-20. He is still rehabbing his right Achilles, which he ruptured during the 2019 NBA Finals while he was still with the Golden State Warriors.
Kenny Atkinson recently expressed Durant’s rehab is progressing well.
Sean Marks says Nets will pay luxury tax: ‘We are married to that’
The Nets will have plenty of opportunity to add to their payroll next summer. © Matteo Marchi/Getty ImagesThey could re-sign Joe Harris. They could use the mid-level exception. They could make a trade.But even if they do none of those things and simply keep their 12 players with guaranteed salaries and fills their roster with minimum players, the Nets would project to pay the luxury tax. For many teams, this situation would call for cost-cutting.Apparently not Brooklyn.Nets general manager Sean Marks, via Malika Andrews of ESPN:“We’re going to be a tax team,” Marks says. “We are married to that.
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Kevin Durant didn’t answer fans’ Twitter questions about when he’ll return to the court but In answer to one fan who noted he had also torn his Achilles in August, KD spoke about the difficulties he’s faced in the process . “Just the everyday grind, some days i get irritated by how slow the process is
But the forward still has a way to go, which can make the process difficult, as he expressed when he took over The Boardroom Twitter account on Tuesday and:
Just the everyday grind, some days I get irritated by how slow the process is, some days I miss playing, some days I want to do more than I’m allowed. Then there’s the physical side, lifting weights and getting used to movement after six months off…
It gets better every day but it’s good to have patience…wishing u well on the road to recovery.
For those who’ve thought Atkinson’s recent comments about Durant’s progress were a sign he’s going to return this year, these latest words from the forward seem to align with Brooklyn’s original stance: don’t expect him to play in 2019-20.
Rockets' James Harden becomes 45th player to reach 20,000 points; how many could he finish his career with?
Harden is the seventh-youngest player to reach 20,000 pointsMid-way through the second quarter, Harden brought the ball down the floor, and dribbled hard to his left off a screen from Isaiah Hartenstein. Stopping and putting the ball between his legs, he had Robert Covington off balance and leaning the wrong way, but paused for a second, as if to give his opponent a chance. Then, as soon as Covington was back in a set defensive stance, Harden went back between his legs the other way, sidestepped out of his reach and rained in one of his patented 3s.
Injured Kevin Durant details his left knee rehab process : “It could be a lot worse”. Examining the Warriors’ wing situation in Kevin Durant ’s absence. I’m just worried about, I had a great day today and look forward to having a good one tomorrow. So that’s what I’m thinking about at this point .
Kevin Durant is clearly recovering well after tearing his Achilles … Both Nets leaders were also asked about the process of integrating Irving — who is coming off a tumultuous season in Williams has spoken with Durant since the devastating injury. “I think Kevin right now is still trying to deal with
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LeBron out Saturday vs. Oklahoma City with a cold .
LeBron James will not play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. AAccording to Shams Charania of The Athletic, James is out due to a cold.