Kevin Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season with his Achilles injury, but with the league on hiatus, some have suggested he could return this summer.
The NBA is currently on a 30-day suspension, but according to multiple reports, the league’s owners believe play won’t resume until late May/early June at the earliest.
This would allow for Durant to get almost a full year of recovery before returning to the court. Would the Brooklyn Nets star consider a comeback this summer if the NBA resumes its regular season in June or July?
Durant’s manager, Rich Kleiman, doesn’t see it happening. He addressed the idea on ESPN’s Golic & Wingo this morning.
“Honestly, not very realistic from my standpoint, and not even spoken about,” Kleiman said today.
“It feels like (Durant playing in the 2019-20 season) clearly was not something that was in the cards prior to all this,” Kleiman added. “And now, I think just like the rest of the world, it’s hard to take anything more than day by day.
“I think that Kevin is going to figure out the space that he needs to be in to continue to rehab during this time. But even that is hard to answer at this point, with the new kind of rules that were put in place last night.”
Brooklyn is 30-34 on the season. The Nets are currently the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, 0.5 games up on Orlando in the No. 8 spot.