The summer of 2019 featured a litany of high-profile moves in NBA free agency. Near the top of that list: Kevin Durant’s move from the Warriors to the Nets. The superstar forward suffered a ruptured achilles in the NBA Finals, which would normally put him on pace to return to action after a full season of rehabilitation. According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Nets GM Sean Marks could have other ideas for Durant’s return.
In a story focused on point guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s optimism for the season ahead, Lewis revealed that Marks has not eliminated the possibility of Durant’s return in the season ahead.
Though Nets GM Sean Marks refused to rule Durant out for the season, the feeling within the league is trending toward him potentially playing this season.
Dinwiddie echoed the same thoughts, explaining that Durant’s shooting has the potential to mitigate a potential loss of mobility.
“The beautiful part about this is, the man is 7-foot and one of the best shooters of all time. At worst you get Dirk [Nowitzki], and Dirk was a monster. So we’re ready for him to come back whenever he wants to and whenever he’s ready to do so, and we know that he’s going to be a phenomenal major piece of our roster.”
You can read Lewis’ full story at the New York Post.