Nets star Kevin Durant about to explode in fantasy basketball with Kyrie Irving, James Harden absent
The Nets say LaMarcus Aldridge (illness – non-Covid related), Kyrie Irving (personal reasons/family matter) and James Harden (right hamstring strain) are all out Monday against Minnesota.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 11, 2021
It certainly helps KD that the Timberwolves are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, having only a 13-40 record despite the presence of Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards.
Kevin Durant, for his part, just recently returned from a hamstring injury, so he has been limited in the past two games with the Nets. However, it doesn’t look like there’s any rust as he has been averaging 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists while just playing 21.4 minutes since coming back.
Aldridge has been ruled out with a non-COVID-19 related illness, while Harden is still dealing with a hamstring issue. On the other hand, Irving will be sitting out the contest due to personal reason. Now imagine what KD will do being the only premier scorer in the roster!
Of course, Blake Griffin is also expected to have a big night, so are Joe Harris and young center Nicolas Claxton. Nonetheless, fantasy basketball could just see another classic performance from KD, especially since it is likely he’ll get extended minutes due to the team’s roster woes.