Kevin Durant is about to reappear with the Nets after missing a month and a half of competition after suffering a left knee medial collateral ligament sprain last January 15. His return, predictably this Thursday before the Heatyou can change the landscape not only of your team but of the entire NBA.
The Nets star was injured during a game against the Pelicanswhen your partner Bruce Brown He received a push and fell backwards on Durant’s knee, who could only play 12 minutes of that game.
Until then, the eaves He was the NBA’s leading scorer with an average of 29.3 points., to which he added 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists. In those times, the Nets had a balance of 27-15 and they were second in the Eastern Conference. In their 21 absent games, the Brooklynites have lost 16.
During his layoff, the Nets traded James Harden to the Sixers in exchange of Ben Simmons, an operation that can change the course of the season. As much as Durant’s return now. When the Australian base is available, in Brooklyn they will have to try fit a new ‘Big Three’ with Kyrie Irvingwhich may be able to play home games soon if New York City lowers mandates for people not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
If it works out and Durant stays healthy, no one can deny that the Nets will be one of the clear contenders to win the ring.