Spare Brooklyn Nets followers, please.
Everyone is aware of how delicate lingering damage points are, particularly when star gamers are coping with them. It’s much more troublesome for the group to choose a return date, as a result of issues change.
However within the case of the Nets and Kevin Durant, what turned out to be a minor hamstring challenge was a two-month absence and what looks like miscommunication alongside the way in which.
A return was doable earlier than the All-Star break. That didn’t occur. Durant was supposedly on schedule to captain his squad throughout All-Star weekend. Nope! Then he was set to get again in motion shortly after the break. Not even shut.
Now he “can play this week” however “nothing is ready in stone”? Please, simply tell us when he’s able to go, as a result of it couldn’t be much less useful to present dishonest, imprecise and/or uncertain updates.
At this level, any human being on earth can surmise Durant ought to be returning quickly. We’ve been sitting right here ready for over a month now. And there are solely 21 contests left within the season. He’ll want a while to get again to recreation velocity earlier than the playoffs.
Nevertheless it’s irritating and complicated that the Nets proceed to string followers alongside, suggesting Durant “may” return, however most likely gained’t … simply but. Sorry, you’ll must hold ready as we inch you nearer towards the sting of your seat.
And after Harden went down final week with a hamstring challenge of his personal, it actually felt comforting to know Durant may very well be again imminently, which may have helped Harden relaxation, get better and keep away from any nagging after results.
Removed from it. It’s practically been every week since that replace above, and it will likely be over every week even when Durant have been to get again on the courtroom within the subsequent few days. He’s nonetheless in road garments and Harden took the least period of time off doable after his damage. The end result? Harden suffered a setback towards the Knicks on Monday evening and now we don’t know what’s going to occur. Why would he not get a semblance of comparable remedy to KD?
The Nets and collective media can do Brooklyn followers a favor and supply definitive, substantial updates that truly push us in a particular route, relatively than fixed nothingness that serves as nothing however false hope.