NBA superstar Kevin Durant confirmed that he will not be able to compete with the Brooklyn Nets at the end of the season, scheduled to resume on July 31, due to the serious injury sustained nearly a year ago. Durant, who has not yet debuted with the Nets, had planned to spend the entire season blank recovering from his Achilles tendon rupture. But the suspension from the coronavirus, which can lengthen the season by four months, raised some expectations of seeing 'Durántula' back.
"My season is over. I don't plan on playing at all," Durant said in an interview with The Undefeated, published a day after the NBA approved his plan to return to competition at the Disney World sports complex in Orlando. .
Before the start of this season "we decided he was just going to wait for the next season," said Durant, a two-time NBA winner with the Golden State Warriors. "It's just better for me to wait. I don't think I'm ready to play with that kind of intensity in the next month. It gives me more time to get ready for next season and the rest of my career," said Durant, who noted that on other occasions "he played a little too soon again."
In this way, the Nets, who occupy the seventh position in the Eastern Conference, will face the end of the season without their two great stars, Durant and the also injured Kyrie Irving .
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Durant, 31, was satisfied with the recovery process from the injury suffered last June 11 in the fifth game of the finals that the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors. "I'm doing well. Training every day. I feel like a normal player again," he explained.
Durant said he has not decided whether to accompany his teammates in Orlando, where the teams are expected to arrive the first week of July for a closed-door rally in which they will undergo multiple preventive measures against the coronavirus. "It is a decision we are still making. I still have time," said Durant, who is making his recovery in Los Angeles.
Voted NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2014, Durant was among the dozen reported coronavirus players in the NBA. The player himself made his case public in mid-March. "I feel good. I didn't have any symptoms, so I'm fine," he recalled. "I was shocked (knowing the positive). And then curiosity came over me, I wanted to know more of what it meant. I started having more information and it calmed me down."
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