Golden State Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant reportedly got some more unfortunate news regarding his right calf sprain.
Durant will miss game one of the team’s western conference finals’ series against the Portland Trail Blazers, and will likely miss game two, as well, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. (RELATED: Stephen A. Smith Says Durant, Irving Will Likely Sign With New York Knicks)
Kevin Durant is out for at least Game 1 of the WCF, source tells ESPN. He’s not being re-evaluated until Thursday so it’s “unlikely “ he plays Game 2 either.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 13, 2019
This is huge news, because it sounds like Durant’s injury is going to keep him out for longer than initially expected, although the Warriors still have plenty of firepower in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and plenty of other solid players. (RELATED: NASA Responds To Steph Curry’s Moon Conspiracy Theory)
Still, Golden State would certainly like to have arguably the top scorer in the league on their roster, even though they’ll be heavily favored over the Blazers regardless.
Where Durant’s injury could really come back to haunt Golden State is in the NBA Finals, where they will either have to face the Toronto Raptors or the Milwaukee Bucks. With an injured (or less than 100%) Kevin Durant, the Warriors would be very vulnerable against either of those teams.