The wait is over. And hopefully Kevin Durant is right here to remain for the lengthy haul with the Brooklyn Nets in 2021.
After two months on the sideline attributable to a hamstring damage, KD returned to the courtroom on Wednesday night time towards the New Orleans Pelicans.
Nets followers have been strung together with inaccurate updates for what appears like over a month now. Earlier within the week, head coach Steve Nash mentioned Durant may return this week, however nothing was set in stone. Then just a few hours in the past, a graphic on the YES Community steered he’d be within the beginning lineup. That was incorrect.
Like we mentioned, simply name us when he’s able to take the courtroom.
That lastly occurred with just below eight minutes to go within the second quarter. Simply take heed to this crowd on the Barclays Heart.
Although it appears like we proceed to play a recreation of pong with the Nets’ star gamers, followers must be proud of the outcomes from this yr though the trio of KD, James Harden and Kyrie Irving have hardly labored collectively.
Thus far, Durant’s performed the least, so his return with ample time remaining earlier than the postseason was paramount. Although this group appears borderline unstoppable, growing chemistry and seamless rapports with the remainder of the fellows who can be contributing down the road is what can be key to creating a championship run a actuality.
However for now, KD doing it himself from coast to coast is wanting as classic as ever.
He hit his first shot of the sport! Similar to when he debuted in 2021 after lacking a yr and a half of motion, Durant appears like he hasn’t missed a second on the ground.
It certain feels good that we don’t have to speak about imprecise/deceptive damage updates, social media snafus, or any off-the-court fodder that distracts us from Brooklyn Nets basketball. The remainder of the group has come this far with out being at full power. Because the roster continues to make its method again, there’s loads to stay up for, however KD’s journey was the longest and followers couldn’t be happier that it’s seemingly nearing the tip.