Nets coach Steve Nash speaks out on Kevin Durant’s timeline from hamstring injury
Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets suffered a mild left hamstring strain in the team’s February 13 game against the Golden State Warriors. Now, head coach Steve Nash has provided a tiny sliver of additional info on Durant’s status going forward.
According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Nash did not provide an estimated timeline but hopes Durant’s hamstring injury is a “short-term thing.”
Surely, the Nets want to have Durant back and healthy as soon as possible, but they also shouldn’t really be worrying too much about the regular season. This team has all the hallmarks of a playoff juggernaut with two legitimate superstars in Durant, James Harden, and one absolutely top-flight “third man” in Kyrie Irving.
While Durant’s previous Big 3 in Golden State was special, this Nets iteration is the best the league has seen since the “Heatles” in Miami featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.
Certainly, Nets fans, and NBA fans in general, want to see Durant return to action soon, especially considering he’s the leading vote-getter in the Eastern Conference.
Durant is clearly deserving of his All-Star leader status this year, as he’s having one of the best seasons of his career–bouncing back with ease from an Achilles tear two years ago.
The Slim Reaper is averaging 29 points per game on a 65.2 true shooting percentage, which is actually a career-high for the 32-year-old future Hall of Famer.