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Steve Nash On Kevin Durant's Level Ahead Of The Season: "He’s In The 90%, For Sure. Whether It’s 90 Or 99, I Don’t Know, But I Keep Trying To Tell Him That He’s Got To Give Himself 15, 20 Games Before He Starts Judging Himself."

Steve Nash On Kevin Durant's Level Ahead Of The Season: "He’s In The 90%, For Sure. Whether It’s 90 Or 99, I Don’t Know, But I Keep Trying To Tell Him That He’s Got To Give Himself 15, 20 Games Before He Starts Judging Himself."

Kevin Durant has shown some flashes of what he can do in the NBA this season with the Brooklyn Nets. The team's fans are ready to see the old KD that dominated the league with the Golden State Warriors but it's still too early to say if he's fully back or just needs more time to find his best version.

According to the Nets head coach, Steve Nash, KD will need to wait a couple of games before finally saying how good or bad he is after picking a torn ACL in the 2019 NBA Finals, while he was still part of the Golden State Warriors. Nash made it clear that Durant has to go one day and game at a time, taking baby steps before reaching his best level again.

“This is tough for me to actually put a number on. It’s really hard. But he’s in the 90s, for sure. Whether it’s 90 or 99, I don’t know,” Nash said, told The New York Post. “But I keep trying to tell him that he’s got to give himself 15, 20 games before he starts judging himself. Sometimes, they say the amount of time you have off takes you that much time once you’re back to feel like yourself.

“He’s done absolutely everything we could ask, but there’s no way to finalize what he is, who he is post-injury without playing NBA games. You can’t recreate it, you can’t simulate it, and you can’t replace it. So he’s going to go through this process, play some games, and before long — if we’re fortunate enough with his health and all the things he’s put into this — he’s going to be 100 percent Kevin Durant, no question.”

KD is ready to lead his team to the promised land after missing the entire 2019/20 season due to his injury. Now he's back and ready to lead the team alongside Kyrie Irving and Nash, too. The 2014 NBA MVP is trying to recover that version of himself and prove that he still got it in a season with huge competition.