Kevin Durant to sit out All-Star Game

Kevin Durant to sit out All-Star Game

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Kevin Durant to sit out All-Star Game

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Chris Haynes: Sources: My @NBAonTNT report on Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant expected to sit out the All-Star Game next month in Cleveland.
Source: Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers center Joel Embiid moved up to third place in #NBA scoring with an average of 29 points per game. Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant leads all scorers with 29.3 ppg, while LeBron James (29.1) is second. Here’s a glimpse at the league’s scoring leaders 👇🏾: AM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Oldest players to average 28-plus points on 50-plus percent shooting
Age 37 – LeBron James
Age 36 –
Age 35 –
Age 34 –
Age 33 – Kevin Durant, Alex English
Age 32 – Alex English
Age 31 – Larry Bird – 9:53 AM
Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
On the athlete-ownership front..
Kevin Durant purchased a 5% stake in #MLS Philly Union franchise back in 2020… he’ll need to decide by this year (Dec. 2022) on the option to purchase additional shares in the club
#Sports #Business #Nets #NBA…9:28 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Anthony Edwards last night:
✅ 40 PTS
✅ 9 REB
✅ 3 STL
✅ 3 BLK
Edwards now has four career 40-point games. The only player in NBA history with more such games before their 21st birthday is LeBron James:
8 – James
4 – Edwards
4 – Luka Doncic
4 – Kevin Durant AM

Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
#NBA scoring leaders: Kevin Durant: 29.3 ppg. LeBron James: 29.1 ppg; Joel Embiid 29.0 ppg. True fact: A month ago you could wager on LeBron to win the scoring title at +8000. Now, however, it looks as though Embiid is going to surpass both of them. – 7:44 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most 40-point games before turning 21, all-time:
8 — LeBron James
4 — Kevin Durant
4 — Luka Doncic
4 — Anthony Edwards
(Submitted by @DeePee30) AM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Sources: My @NBAonTNT report on Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant expected to sit out the All-Star Game next month in Cleveland. PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Mavs losing THJ to a fractured 5th metatarsal. Historically that’s at least an 8-week injury, with a more complicated recovery for a fair number of them, e.g. Zion, KD, Ben Simmons. – 11:38 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
A loss like this should send a message to Sean Marks that even if you’re banking on a healthy return of KD & Joe Harris & cool with Part-Time Kyrie, it’s unfair to put all of this on James Harden for home games. Get him some help, so he’ll have something left for the playoffs. – 9:42 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Patty Mills has given Harden a little help offensively — but in these home games without Kyrie and KD for the foreseeable future somebody else is going to have to help. The larger issue in short term is that the defense continues to be porous. Nets’ 14 turnovers don’t help. – 9:27 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden has 33 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, but the Nets find themselves down against the Lakers, 92-78, entering the 4th quarter. No roster combination can account for the Nets’ lack of firepower: No KD, No Kyrie, and no Joe Harris against a healthy Lakers squad. – 9:12 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden has 18 of the Nets’ 37 points, but against a team without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Lakers have more firepower.
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Malik Monk and Anthony Davis have scored 36 points alone, and the Lakers have a 47-37 lead here in Q2. – 8:14 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
RPR MVP Predictor, determined by Rolling Player Ratings and team success:
1. Nikola Jokic: 16.22
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 15.38
3. LeBron James: 14.94
4. Joel Embiid: 14.31
5. Kevin Durant: 14.21
6. Stephen Curry: 13.85
7. Trae Young: 13.79
8. James Harden: 13.23 PM

More on this storyline

Adam Zagoria: Latest NBA All-Star voting where LeBron leads everyone KD is tops among Eastern frontcourt players but is out 4-6 weeks James Harden and Kyrie are 4th and 6th among Eastern guards Klay Thompson 4th among West guards -via Twitter @AdamZagoria / January 20, 2022
Kevin Love: 27/18/5!!!!!???? #DariusGarland #NBAAllStar -via Twitter @kevinlove / January 16, 2022

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