Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant missed the entire 2019-20 season recovering from an Achilles tear. To recall, he suffered the injury in Game 6 of the 2019 Finals against the Toronto Raptors in what was his last game with the Golden State Warriors.
Durant, a two-time Finals MVP and one of the best scorers in NBA history, signed a four-year deal with the Nets in the summer of 2019. Brooklyn is expected to contend for a title next season with Durant and Kyrie Irving leading the way on offense.
While Durant admitted he enjoyed having some personal time this season by not playing for the Nets, the future Hall of Famer deeply missed the game of basketball.
“The toughest thing was the injury stopping the momentum I was on, I was in a nice groove shootin and thinking the game,” Kevin Durant told Dorell Wright on the Text Message Show for The Players' Tribune.
“I was having so much fun playing and to not be around for a year was Wack lol but it was cool to get some personal time to myself so I'm a little conflicted.”
Durant has career averages of 27.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Warriors. He will be wearing a new jersey number with the Nets next season, as KD switched his number from 35 to 7.
The Nets hired two-time MVP Steve Nash as their new head coach. Nash and Durant worked together on the Warriors, so they have a very strong rapport.
Brooklyn fans are counting down the days until they get to see Durant in a Nets uniform. It should be a lot of fun to watch Durant and Irving play as teammates.