Nets star Kevin Durant speaks out on top-seed showdown with Joel Embiid, Sixers
There has been quite a buzz surrounding Wednesday’s highly-anticipated clash between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers. If you ask Kevin Durant, however, the Nets star does not seem to be too concerned about the Sixers right now.
According to Durant, who led Brooklyn to a 127-97 blowout win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, he isn’t really thinking about the matchup at this point:
“I want to play just to get into the swing of things more so than to pinpoint that matchup,” he said, via Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.
Durant is coming off a lengthy layoff due to injury and it was only recently that he returned to action for the Nets. While it may not be too obvious based on his outstanding play of late, it would actually be safe to assume that KD has yet to reach his peak condition as of yet.
For their part, Brooklyn will be very cautious with the health of their superstar, which is why there’s a big chance that KD sits out the second night of a back-to-back set against the Sixers on Wednesday.
Nets head coach Steve Nash himself hinted at the possibility ofDurant being given the night off on Wednesday, as well as how Kyrie Irving (personal) could be out too. James Harden is still nursing an injury and won’t be suiting up as well, so Brooklyn could be extremely shorthanded as they enter Wednesday’s top-seed showdown vs. the mighty Sixers.