Nets news: Kevin Durant's rehab is progressing well
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Report: Kevin Durant’s rehab is progressing well

When the Brooklyn Nets signed superstar forward Kevin Durant during the offseason, they knew he probably would not make his Nets debut until the 2020-21 campaign due to the torn Achilles he suffered in the NBA Finals.

But the good news is that Durant seems to be doing well.

According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Durant is making good progress in rehab, but Brooklyn is being very conservative with him and seems likely to treat him with “kid gloves.”

There had been some relatively recent chatter that Durant was pushing to return at some point this season. But even then, that seemed very unlikely, and it’s obviously not 100 percent up to Durant anyway. He and the Nets have tried to downplay any return talk.

Durant spent the last three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, winning a couple of championships and earning a pair of Finals MVPs along the way.

However, this past postseason, Durant suffered a calf strain during the Warriors’ second-round win over the Houston Rockets and missed all of Golden State’s four-game sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.

He was sidelined for the first four games of the finals against the Toronto Raptors before attempting to make a return in Game 5. Durant looked great in the first quarter, but in the second frame, he went to put a move on Raptors big man Serge Ibaka and crumpled to the floor, grabbing his right Achilles.

It was then revealed that Durant had suffered a torn Achilles tendon, arguably the most feared injury in basketball.