Kevin Durant went to the Warriors seeking fame, validation, and Championships as he embarked on a new chapter of his tenure in the league.
Unfortunately, things did not go as planned, and the 2x Finals MVP tore his Achilles tendon in the Finals against Toronto. Though he still got a large payday, there are questions about whether or not he will be able to return to his former superstar form.
“I know KD is taking the rehab process ultra-serious," Spencer Dinwiddie said to Elite Sports New York. "He wants to come back as soon as it’s appropriate and healthy and the right decision for him, and then also subsequently that would also be the right decision for.”
Of course, if Durant’s rehab process follows the typical 7-to-8 month plan, we could be looking at a comeback as early as mid-March. Not long ago, I discussed what a post-Achilles Durant may look like, detailing how his height and other-worldly shooting ability could mediate the side effects of such a serious injury.
Apparently, Brooklyn is under the assumption that KD could return as soon as March, meaning we could see him Kyrie team up before the playoffs.
Last time Duranyt was dominating the court, he was being viewed as the best player in basketball. Obviously, with him in uniform, the Nets would be in an optimal position to compete this postseason.