Injured Nets ahead Kevin Durant will stay out via the NBA All-Star break, the crew introduced Friday.
Durant had a routine follow-up MRI on his left hamstring that may require him to take extra restoration time, in accordance with the crew.
“The newest photos offered a clearer image of the hamstring and whereas we’re assured that Durant will return at full power, this further restoration time will permit him to carry out on the stage at which he has performed this season as soon as he returns,” the crew assertion reads.
Durant will endure rehabilitation and shall be re-assessed following the All-Star break. The 2-time NBA champion was named one in all two captains for the 2021 NBA All-Star sport on March 7 in Atlanta.
With Durant sitting for extra relaxation, Pacers star Domantas Sabonis is predicted to interchange Kevin Durant on the Jap Convention All-Star crew as a reserve participant, in accordance with ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski. The league introduced that Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum will substitute Durant as a All-Star sport starter.
Durant, a two-time All-Star Sport MVP, earned his eleventh All-Star choice. Sabonis is averaging 21.5 factors, 11.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists whereas capturing 52.9% from the sphere. Sabonis will earn his second NBA All-Star choice.
Sabonis joins the Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo, 76ers middle Joel Embiid, Wizards guard Bradley Beal and Nets guard Kyrie Irving as Jap Convention All-Star starters. The convention reserves embody Nets guard James Harden, Knicks ahead Julius Randle, Celtics ahead Jaylen Brown, Bulls guard Zach LaVine, 76ers guard and ahead Ben Simmons and Magic middle Nikola Vucevic.
The Nets (22-12) sit in second place within the NBA Jap Convention, trailing solely Philadelphia. Brooklyn is driving an eight-game successful streak regardless of Durant lacking his sixth straight sport for the Nets on Thursday.
Brooklyn’s subsequent three video games come in opposition to the Mavericks, the Spurs and the Rockets earlier than the All-Star break begins on March 5.
Durant is averaging 29 factors, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per sport in 35.7 minutes per motion whereas capturing 50% from the sphere and 37.75 from three-point vary.