Sunday Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that is it possible that Kevin Durant could return after participating in just one practice.
Durant has been out since suffering a calf strain in the second half of Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.
It’s feasible. But again, it’s really a day-to-day thing,” Kerr said ahead of the Warriors’ Game 2 matchup against the Toronto Raptors. “If we had a crystal ball we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with. It’s just an injury— there’s been a lot of gray area.
Durant has not been cleared to even practice, but he told ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne that he is “getting there”,as it relates to his return.
The outcome of Game 2 of the Finals could have an impact on when Durant may return. Coming back to Oracle tied at one game apiece may buy Durant and Warriors a little more time, where as if they are in a 0-2 hole, we could see Durant much sooner.