Warriors Optimistic That Kevin Durant Will Return Before End Of Season

According to a report from ESPN's Marc Stein, Durant has progressed well in rehab and could be back before the end of the season.

Durant suffered the sprain, as well as a tibial bone bruise in his left knee back on February 28, he's apparently making some pretty incredible strides and is getting closer to a return, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Durant has been recovering from a grade two MCL sprain he sustained three weeks ago against the Washington Wizards.

This comes a day after Kevin Durant took another big step forward in his recovery ahead of Tuesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks by participating in his first on-court workout since suffering the injury. After a three-game losing streak in which the "Dubs" scored 102 points or less in each, the team is now back on track with five straight wins, all equipped with 106 or more points. Klay Thompson has also been a factor during this stretch notching 20 or more points in each contest along with making at least five made 3-pointers on four occasions.

The talented forward was in the MVP conversation before going down with his knee injury, leading the Warriors with 25.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

Kevin Durant could return to the Golden State Warriors before the regular season ends. "I imagine we'll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning, but that obviously has a domino effect on the entire rotation".

The Golden State Warriors and their fans got a good image on Thursday.

To make things more hard, the Warriors are also fighting for the top seed in the Western Conference, as the San Antonio Spurs sit just 2.5 games back in the standings.

Those four weeks have passed by, and head coach Steve Kerr has given his assessment of where Durant is health-wise.

  • Julie Sanders