View Full Version : Durant removed from basketball activities

03-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Might as well call him done for the season. Him and Ibaka. Ouch. Feel bad for them. Don't think Russ is enough to give GS a run in the first round.

Kevin Durant has been "removed from basketball activities," and could end up being shut down for the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday.

"He's not making the progress we'd hoped or expected," Presti said.

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Kevin Durant's return this season is in doubt due to lingering issues from a Jones fracture.
When asked if Durant was being shut down for the season Presti said, "Essentially, that's the direction we're headed right now."

Durant was held out of practice Thursday as he was "experiencing a little bit of soreness," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Thursday.

Durant underwent surgery Feb. 23 to attempt to alleviate soreness and discomfort in his foot that was being caused by a screw inserted in October during a procedure to repair a Jones fracture. Following the second procedure, Durant was re-evaluated after a week, then re-evaluated again after another week, at which point Brooks updated the player's timetable to a "week or two."

Durant had intensified his on-court workouts in the past couple of weeks, returning Saturday to participate in parts of practice, including some 3-on-3. But the soreness that plagued him prior to the All-Star break and pushed him toward the second surgery apparently has not been solved yet.

Up until Thursday, Durant has been said to be progressing well and on the right track.

"Unless he's able to be back on the floor without soreness he won't be back on the floor," Presti said.

The reigning league MVP, Durant is averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 27 games this season. Despite being plagued by injuries this season, the Thunder are 38-30 and hold a one-game lead for the eighth spot in the Western Conference.

03-20-2015, 12:51 PM
had 1 here about 2 mins earlier lol http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?888060-Kevin-Durant-out-indefinitely