The expected has been confirmed.
With Kevin Durant still rehabbing his right calf strain, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr announced Monday that the two-time NBA Finals MVP would not play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. It is not yet known whether Durant will travel with the team to Canada.
Steve Kerr said he hasn't decided if Kevin Durant will travel to Toronto yet and is OUT for Game 1. However, Kerr said Durant has progressed to on court shooting on his own. — Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) May 27, 2019
Kerr also announced that center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Game 1.
DeMarcus Cousins is officially questionable for Game 1 of the Finals, per Steve Kerr. — Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) May 27, 2019
Durant injured his right calf in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Warriors' second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
Cousins tore his quadriceps muscle during the opening minutes of Game 2 of the Dubs' first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The NBA Finals will begin Thursday at Scotiabank Arena.