Do not plan on watching former Warriors superstar Kevin Durant play in an NBA game this season.
Nets general manager Sean Marks spoke to the media Tuesday and made it clear that Brooklyn isn't expecting KD to suit up until 2020-21.
Nets GM Sean Marks says today at the team's preseason media availability that the expectation remains that Kevin Durant will miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn Achilles— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 24, 2019
"Kevin controls the rehab... This is a long term plan. This was never about this next season." https://t.co/y6YMoZpPfY— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) September 24, 2019
Sean Marks says "the expectations are that Kevin (Durant) will be out for the year" but adds "he'll have a large say." #Nets #nba— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) September 24, 2019
Durant's status made headlines over the weekend when Brian Lewis of The New York Post tweeted that there's "growing sentiment" that KD could return this season.
The two-time NBA Finals MVP tore his right Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 10, and he underwent surgery two days later.
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The last thing the 10-time All-Star is going to do is rush back. And he also isn't looking back:
Nets GM Sean Marks says he's never talked to Kevin Durant about what happened in Golden State that led up to him in tearing his Achilles in June.
"I don't think he wants to talk about it," Marks said. "That's in the past."— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) September 24, 2019
The Warriors play in Brooklyn on Feb. 5 and host the Nets on March 12.
KD will turn 31 years old on Sunday.