During a close loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Durant injured his ankle and commented that it was “hurt” after the game.
But don’t worry, he isn’t going anywhere.
Kevin Durant said he won't miss any time or games with his sore ankle pic.twitter.com/FukaQBwPvy
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Speaking to the press after the game, Durant confirmed that his ankle was hurt and feeling sore but he assured everyone that he isn’t missing any more games.
That was great news for Brooklyn fans.
They will need every bit of Durant moving forward if they want to make it far in the postseason.
Bound For The Play-In
The Nets are currently the eighth team in the East with a 40-37 record.
That’s just two games behind the seventh-place Cleveland Cavaliers but 4.5 behind the sixth-place Toronto Raptors.
This means that Brooklyn will almost definitely be in the play-in tournament.
So a win there determines the future of their playoffs.
The end of their regular season isn’t the easiest either, which means the team will face a few challenges before they even make the play-in.
They have to take on the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, and Cleveland Cavaliers in the weeks ahead.
Aside from the Pistons, each of those teams could be very troublesome to the Nets.
Their chances of making the Finals aren’t completely gone but if the Nets are going to do it, they’ll need Durant playing as much as possible.
That’s why it’s such great news to hear that he isn’t going to be sitting on the sidelines.
The Nets need Durant – and every player – to step it up in the weeks ahead.