Durant was named as one of the 44 roster finalists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Via The Washington Post:
There’s actually a chance Kevin Durant returns to the court before the 2020-21 season. After winning gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics, Durant was named Feb. 10 as one of 44 roster finalists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That competition begins in late July, more than 13 months after Durant tore his Achilles’ tendon. NBA players often return from Achilles’ injuries within a year.
“[Tokyo is] definitely a possibility,” Kleiman said. “He allowed his name to be in the group of finalists. But there are other benchmarks in front of him that are more important before he makes those decisions.”
Durant was part of the 2016 Olympics team which won Gold in Rio. He was also on the 2012 team which won Gold in London.
What we do know is that Durant will make his Nets debut next season. A 10-time All-Star and former MVP, Durant has career NBA averages of 27.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 849 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. The future Hall of Famer is one of the best scorers of all time and Nets fans can’t wait to see Durant competing with Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan by his side at the Barclays Center next season.
The Nets are hoping Durant and Irving can bring a championship to Brooklyn. Both players have Finals experience under their belts, as well as rings. Irving won his with the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2016, while Durant has two with the Warriors.
The Nets are 26-32 on the season. Irving will miss the rest of the season.