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Warriors coach Steve Kerr expects Kevin Durant to return during 4-game road trip

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told local reporters on Wednesday he expects superstar small forward Kevin Durant to return to the lineup during the team’s current four-game road trip.

Durant suffered a right ankle contusion on Sunday against the Phoenix Suns. The two-time Finals MVP won’t play on Wednesday versus the Houston Rockets.

After Wednesday, the Warriors face the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves.

One would guess that Kevin Durant wants to play in the Thunder game. KD spent the first nine years of his career with OKC before signing with the Warriors in the summer of 2016.

Durant has been booed loudly every time he has gone back to OKC.

In 65 games this season, Durant is averaging 27.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per contest. The 10-time All-Star is shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 88.1 percent from the free-throw line.

Durant has 14 double-doubles and two triple-doubles on the season.

Golden State can be cautious with Durant since they have four other All-Stars on the team in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green. The Warriors entered Wednesday with a record of 45-21, which is good for first place in the Western Conference standings.