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Report: Warriors’ Kevin Durant will play, Andrew Bogut to get significant minutes vs. Spurs

Andrew Bogut, Kevin Durant

The Golden State Warriors will get star forward Kevin Durant back in the lineup on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs after missing the last two games with an ankle injury, according to ESPN’s Nick Friedell. In light of DeMarcus Cousins’s being listed as out for tonight’s game, new acquisition Andrew Bogut is also expected to get significant minutes upon his return, according to head coach Steve Kerr.

Durant arrived early to the arena to get some shots up and went through shootaround as normal, now ready to get back into action. Kerr believed he could go on Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but decided to give his ankle another two days to properly rest in hopes to get him back to full strength.

The Warriors did not miss a beat without Durant, managing to win on the road against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday and mow down the Thunder on Saturday, now only awaiting a back-to-back against the Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a four-game week.

Bogut arrived at the practice facility early, but didn’t take part in shootaround, instead getting a full physical. Kerr is plenty confident his old center will pick up this revamped version of his system with relative ease.

Kevon Looney is likely to get the start while Bogut joins the second unit as a screen-setter, defender and rebounder, picking up Kerr’s system in a trial by fire scenario.