Is KD coming back to Game 6?

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Kevin Durant will miss Game 6 with calf injury. May. 9, 2019 2:23 a.m.

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Hereof, is KD coming back for Game 6?

Game 6 is Thursday at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant left the game injured and Kevon Looney did the same, but the Warriors still found a way. Stephen Curry is up to 26 points, Klay Thompson has 20 and the Golden State Warriors lead the Toronto Raptors 84-78 going into the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Subsequently, question is, will Kevin Durant be back for the finals? Last week, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that Durant could return for Game 4 of the series. Barring a setback, Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is expected to return from a right calf strain at some point midway through the NBA Finals, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Thereof, is KD coming back to Game 5?

TORONTO — Kevin Durant will play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said pregame his star, who has not played since suffering a calf injury on May 8, would be in the lineup Monday with Golden State facing elimination. "He can play now," Kerr said. "He's been cleared, so he's going to play."

Will KD play Thursday?

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks. Durant has missed the past five games with a right calf injury and he told reporters on Friday that he was initially worried that he had torn his achilles tendon.

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What did Steve Kerr say to Kevin Durant?

“The main thing is I want him to be healthy and get back to playing,” Kerr said of Durant. “He loves playing so much.”

What was KD injury?

What is Kevin Durant's injury? Kevin Durant ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right leg during Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. He underwent surgery two days later, beginning a recovery and rehabilitation process that could sideline him for a full year.

Is KD injured update?

There is no official injury update on Durant, who is believed to be out for the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals, but the superstar forward — a player teammates affectionately refer to as “The Sleeping Monster” — has made clear progress.

How long will kd be out?

Of those five players on the list, the average recovery time was 280.6 days. Durant's recovery clock started Wednesday. That average recovery period would have him returning to game action on March 19, 2020.

Can Raptors beat Warriors?

The Raptors Won the NBA Title by Actually Trying to Win the NBA Title. Photo illustration by Slate. The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions, just like they planned it. They beat the Golden State Warriors in Thursday's Game 6, clinching their first title with a thrilling 114–110 win.

Should Kevin Durant leave the Warriors?

Share All sharing options for: Why Kevin Durant left the Warriors, according to Kevin Durant. Durant didn't leave Golden State for just one reason. Kevin Durant had it made in Golden State. Durant will miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season as he rehabs his injury, but his exit still stings for Golden State.

What happened to KD calf?

From the moment Kevin Durant went down with his Achilles injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, blame was placed on the Golden State Warriors. Durant, of course, had missed a month due to a calf injury suffered against the Houston Rockets in the second round of the playoffs.

Should Kevin Durant have played Game 5?

Kevin Durant should not have played in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. But the decision to play Durant, who suffered what might very well be a serious Achilles injury, is one that should haunt everyone associated with the Warriors no matter what happens the rest of this series.

Why is Durant still out?

Despite previous indications that Durant would scrimmage on Thursday to prepare for a possible return in Game 4, the veteran forward was unable to do so and has been officially ruled out by head coach Steve Kerr for Friday's game due to his calf injury.

Is KD cleared to play?

TORONTO — Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been fully cleared to play in Monday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors. “He's responded well (to workouts),” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. “He's going to play.”

Why was Kevin Durant not playing?

Nets not expecting Kevin Durant to play this season. Durant is recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. He was injured while playing for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, then left the Warriors to sign with the Nets in July.

Why did Kevin Durant play Game 5?

'He's going to play," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said to reporters less than two hours before tip-off. Durant has not played since Game 5 of Golden State's second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets because of a strained calf.

Will Kevin Durant play tomorrow?

However, Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed at Friday's media availability that Durant is definitely out for Game 2 of the series. “Kevin is not going to play Sunday," Kerr said. "He's not practicing today. We'll have a practice tomorrow and he's still progressing.

What Warrior players are injured?

Current Team Injuries
DATE NAME POS
2020-03-10 Juan Toscano-Anderson SF
2020-03-07 Stephen Curry PG
2020-03-04 Alen Smailagic PF
2020-03-01 Kevon Looney PF

Did kd have surgery?

Kevin Durant has surgery for torn right Achilles tendon. The Golden State Warriors' worst fears were confirmed: Kevin Durant suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night, and he had surgery Wednesday.

Can Warriors win without Durant?

Actually, without KD, the Warriors are still super dominant. Golden State is plus-14.8 in 672 minutes with Curry, Thompson and Green playing without Durant. We don't need you. We won without you.

Steph Curry is Warriors' breaking point.
Lineup Net Rating Minutes
Solo KD Minus-0.5 417
Solo Draymond Minus-2.0 209

Why Durant will leave Warriors?

The move comes after Durant underwent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles. He exited Game 5 of the NBA Finals with an injury and is expected to miss the upcoming season as he recovers. Before his Game 5 appearance, Durant had not played for Golden State since injuring his calf against the Rockets on May 9.