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Shelburne: Durant “not close”

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that the Warriors Kevin Durant is still recovering from a calf injury.

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It’s already been announced that the Warriors Kevin Durant will miss game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Trail Blazers, and now ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne is reporting that Durant is “not close” to a return.

ESPN emphasizes the point with a quote from Warriors coach Steve Kerr:

“Everyone needs to slow down a little bit on the Kevin stuff,” Kerr said after Monday’s practice. “He hasn’t even stepped on the floor yet. ... He still has pain. So there’s some time ahead of him on the rehab process.”

Durant suffered a calf injury in the Warriors last series against the Rockets.

Golden State won the first game of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night without Durant, 116-94.