Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant has revealed that he will not be playing for his team when the NBA season resumes. He said this while speaking in an interview with The Undefeated.
‘‘My season is over; I don’t plan on playing at all. We decided last summer when it first happened that I was just going to wait until the following season. I had no plans of playing at all this season.”
Durant has not played an NBA game since rupturing his right Achilles tendon in last season’s Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors and the small forward also revealed he was one of the first NBA players to test positive for COVID-19.
“I was shocked. And then I was curious, I wanted to know what it meant. What is the virus about? I started to get information about it more and more. It calmed me down. I was just more curious [as] to what I was dealing with and how I could fight it myself.”
The current NBA season is expected to resume 31st July 2020 with a total of 22 teams set to participate including the Brooklyn Nets. The Finals expected to end no later than 12th October 2020.
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Durant is expected to be ready to participate in training camp for the 2020/2021 season which is expected to start in November, with the 2020/21 season set to start on December 1.
By Leroy Hawkson| Head of Sports