Brooklyn Nets All-Star, Kevin Durant, made his long-awaited return after being out of the court for around two months. Durant’s perfect return fueled the new teammate Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Nicolas Claxton as they have played an outstanding game as a team.
Kevin Durant emerged from the bench in Brooklyn’s 139-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. He amazed the 17,000 fans present in the Barclays Center with 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
Durant played only 19 minutes and seemed very content to play with the three new fellow team members. “I mean we always been in communication about different sets and different actions when I was on the bench and practices and stuff and film room so I felt like we were learning each other,” Durant said about playing with Griffin, Aldridge, and Claxton.
Although KD did not play the last 22 games, he has always contacted the team. “I feel like we know each other’s games and we know exactly how to do, what to do on each play and so guys have been in constant communication no matter if it’s a game or off day,” Durant stated about the chemistry with the team.
Kevin Durant and his injury
Durant has been suffering a long-term injury since Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Later he underwent surgery which sidelined him for an entire year. He returned in the 2020-21 season but missed a few games due to the NBA COVID-19 protocol.
Further, Durant faced a hamstring injury in early February this year. Initially, the injury was not very critical, but later Durant was ruled out for an uncertain time. Durant had to go through a minor surgery and took almost two months to recover fully.
In Durant’s absence, the Brookly Nets made some changes and hired Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge. Furthermore, the Nets also gets Nic Claxton in the team after more than months. Now that Durant returned to the starting roster, the Nets seemed to attain a new pace in the team.
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