There is optimism that Kevin Durant (MCL sprain) will return before the All-Star break. Durant, who will also be re-evaluated in two weeks, is also interested in playing in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“I want to play tomorrow if possible. So that’s my sense of urgency. Obviously, I don’t want to rush anything. I want to make sure I’m 100 percent. But I want to play,” Durant said. “I want to attend all these events”
Unfortunately for Durant, injuries in recent years have kept him from taking Hardwood on All-Star weekends. Since joining the Nets in 2019, he has only appeared in one All-Star Game.
Brooklyn head coach Jack Vaughan has dismissed the idea of Durant playing in the All-Star Game in February. I’m here.
“We’re not going to speculate beyond two weeks,” he said. “It was really solid the last time we spoke. It was supposed to be two weeks. I shut my mind off of it, got the report yesterday and will do it again two weeks from now.”
The Nets superstar forward is allowed to run and play basketball on the court, but continues to develop strength in his right knee. His next reassessment is two weeks after him.
Having played in only 10 of 12 NBA All-Star appearances, he wasn’t sure when asked if he would be eligible for the All-Star Game if he cleared it after the re-evaluation. . He’s focused on getting healthy in hopes of providing a more definitive update in early February.
“Do you know? I’m not sure,” Durant said. Hopefully I’m on the same path. you never know One day at a time, keep working and hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow and see you again in two weeks.
Durant is averaging 26 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the All-Star Game. He has won All-Star Weekend’s most prestigious award, All-Star Game MVP, twice in his career (2012, 2019).