Kevin Durant out another two weeks

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Mike Vorkunov: Kevin Durant was re-evaluated yesterday. He’ll be re-assessed again in two weeks. The Nets say he is “progressing well and as expected.” He is going to begin running and on-court activities this week.
Source: Twitter @MikeVorkunov

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Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Nets to re-evaluate Durant’s knee in two weeks
The Nets star would like to play in the All-Star Game if he gets cleared in time…..My story AND my photo. (And my kids say I can’t take pictures.) newsday.com/sports/basketb…5:22 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Just for clarity, I was standing right next to KD. I didn’t take it as disrespect and it was all fun and jokes! 😆 – 4:18 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: Kevin Durant will be re-evaluated in two weeks, and while he wants to, doesn’t know if he’ll be playing in the All-Star Game next month. “I want to play tomorrow if I can. That’s where my sense of urgency is.”
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…3:56 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Clean status report outside of Kevin Durant for the Nets tomorrow at Philadelphia. – 3:52 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
All Nets with the exception of Kevin Durant (MCL) and Dru Smith (G-League assignment) are available for tomorrow’s game against the Sixers. #Nets3:52 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets give Kevin Durant injury update with timeline still murky nypost.com/2023/01/24/kev… via @nypostsports teammate @MarkWSanchez3:48 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
Nets’ star Kevin Durant trying to return ‘as fast as possible’ from knee injury nj.com/nets/2023/01/n…3:30 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
The Nets say Kevin Durant (knee) will be reevaluated in 2 weeks. pic.twitter.com/3ocSiAD9Tj3:14 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD on Nic Claxton’s breakout:
“He understands what he has to do to be an impact player every night… You seen, he was the last guy off the floor just now. So, he’s taken that opportunity and seized the moment and is playing great ball.” pic.twitter.com/anoPCoI8rz2:59 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It’s also worth remembering that in addition to the impact Durant’s absence has on the Nets, it also marks yet another season where an all-time great player is missing out on a bunch of time. Durant spoke about his disappointment over missing various moments again this year: pic.twitter.com/EQUYwEdLir2:49 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It’s also worth remembering that in addition to the impact Durant’s absence has on the Nets, it also means it is yet another season where an all-time great player is missing out on a bunch of time. Durant spoke about his disappoint over missing various moments again this season: pic.twitter.com/bavuXB4weF2:48 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant on if he wants to play in the All-Star game: “I want to play tomorrow if I can. So that’s what my sense of urgency is. Obiovusly I don’t want to rush anything. I want to make sure I’m 100%. But yeah I want to play. I want to be a part of all these events.” #nets #nba2:31 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD said he’s relaxed watching the games while out and joked that the game is on mute:
“I’m just taking in each play. No disrespect, I love Megan, but the game is on mute. Ruocco, and I love my guys, Sarah, I love y’all, but it’s usually on mute. But not too animated at all.” pic.twitter.com/wcquhXMqFc2:17 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant called the Nets’ comeback at Golden State “a character win”.
“That shows who we are as a group mentally and physically.” pic.twitter.com/askWqN6we92:01 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant called the Nets’ comeback at Golden State “a character win”.
“That shows who we are mentally and physically.” pic.twitter.com/LkJEFioQMd2:00 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
After he mentioned wondering if he could’ve done something to avoid getting hurt, I asked Kevin Durant if he thought he could’ve avoided being involved in Jimmy Butler falling into him. As usual, he had an interesting answer: pic.twitter.com/5NYTQo9NPX1:59 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD said he’s been doing small exercises to build the strength in his knee back up. When asked if he has been standing around and shooting at all:
“Nah, I don’t wanna tease myself.” pic.twitter.com/0TsikseiO51:57 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
KD when asked by ⁦@Alex Schiffer⁩ if he wants to play in All-Star game. “I want to play tomorrow if I can.” pic.twitter.com/qxCDNG2jo51:52 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant said he won’t be traveling with the Nets to Philadelphia tomorrow.
Said he “has a good routine going” in Brooklyn and doesn’t want to break that. – 1:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant on how he watches Nets games at home: “No disrespect to @Meghan Triplett, but my TV is on mute.” 🤣🤣🤣 #NetsWorld1:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant on watching Nets games at home: “I love @Meghan Triplett…but the game is on mute.” Shouts out @Sarah Kustok and @NetsOnYES, too. – 1:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Asked KD about playing in the ASG: “I want to play tomorrow.” Said he has a sense of urgency, but doesn’t want to rush it. Points out he missed his return to Golden State this weekend from it, hasn’t seen Warriors’ fans in the Bay since coming to Brooklyn. – 1:40 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Kd said he knew what had happened the moment it happened when he injured knee. pic.twitter.com/Kvs9fsWcBh1:36 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant said he’s feeling better. Knew what he did in the moment. Still working to get back on the court. Thought Sunday’s game was “a character win.” – 1:36 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Kevin Durant injury update: Nets star could return from MCL sprain before All-Star break, per report
cbssports.com/nba/news/kevin…1:33 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Durant “progressing well” from knee injury, re-evaluated in two more weeks nba.nbcsports.com/2023/01/24/dur…1:10 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Kevin Durant is still at least two weeks away from returning, but his knee is improving enough to resume on-court basketball activities this week.
apnews.com/article/brookl…1:03 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said he doesn’t want to speculate on Kevin Durant playing in the All Star game. Said he shut his mind off after being told the first KD update would come in two weeks, doing the same with this one until he gets another. – 1:03 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jacque Vaughn says he and the team are encouraged about the update on Kevin Durant’s status, and that it remains unclear if Durant will make the trip to Philadelphia for tomorrow’s game against the 76ers. – 1:01 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
It would definitely be the Knicks’ luck if Kevin Durant is cleared to play in time for the Feb. 13 game at MSG, where he never loses. – 12:56 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
So Kevin Durant will be re-evaluated on February 7th. Brooklyn has 4 games after that before the All-Star break.
Wouldn’t be surprised if Nets hold him out through the break to give him an extended rest. – 12:33 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Nets say Kevin Durant is going to be evaluated again in two weeks and that he will begin running and doing on-court basketball activities this week. Durant has been out with an MCL sprain since Jan. 8. – 12:32 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Update from Nets on Kevin Durant who will begin and running and on-court basketball activities this week and be reassessed in two weeks: pic.twitter.com/bUCr9yLfgQ12:31 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Brooklyn Nets announce that Kevin Durant will “begin running and on-court basketball activities this week.” They added Durant will be reevaluated in two weeks pic.twitter.com/GeutxOpoam12:29 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets say Kevin Durant is “progressing well” in his recovery from a sprained MCL and will be reassessed in two more weeks. – 12:29 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant update from the #Nets 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/PQex50U6bb12:29 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Kevin Durant was re-evaluated yesterday. He’ll be re-assessed again in two weeks. The Nets say he is “progressing well and as expected.” He is going to begin running and on-court activities this week. – 12:29 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Kevin Durant (MCL sprain) will begin running and on-court activities this week and be reevaluated again in two weeks, team says in medical update. – 12:29 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant will begin running and on-court activities this week, per team.
He will be re-evaluated again in two weeks. pic.twitter.com/AnLd612Lvr12:29 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant (MCL) will begin running this week, Nets say. – 12:29 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Kevin Durant (MCL sprain) will begin running and on-court activities this week and be reevaluated again in two weeks, team says. – 12:28 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is making progress in his recovery from MCL sprain as planned and will be re-evaluated again in two weeks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 12:25 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant will be speaking at Nets practice today.
This will mark the first time KD has spoken since he went down Jan. 8 in Miami. Updates to come. – 12:09 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant is supposed to talk to us today for the first time since his MCL sprain. Will pass on anything noteworthy. – 12:08 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
Jan. 24 RPR MVP standings:
1. Nikola Jokić: 16.94
2. Luka Dončić: 16.91
3. Joel Embiid: 16.0
4. Jayson Tatum: 14.9
5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 14.7
6. Kevin Durant: 13.8
7. LeBron James: 13.38
8. Anthony Davis: 13.37
9. Domantas Sabonis 13.1
10. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 13.0 pic.twitter.com/e6TyseNICR12:04 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets‘ Jacque Vaughn ‘looking forward’ to injury update from Kevin Durant nypost.com/2023/01/23/net… via @nypostsports10:41 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets growing more confident with how they can win without Kevin Durant nypost.com/2023/01/23/net… via @nypostsports10:40 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Jrue Holiday won Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Kyrie Irving was among the nominees in the East. In 3 games, Irving averaged 38.7 pts on 52% shooting. He hit 15 of 30 3-pt attempts, averaged 8.3 rebs, 7.3 assists, 2.7 stls & 1 TO in 39 mpg. Nets went 2-1 w/out K. Durant. – 3:46 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Giannis Antetokounmpo won Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Kyrie Irving was among the nominees in the East. In 3 games, Irving averaged 38.7 pts on 52% shooting. He hit 15 of 30 3-pt attempts, averaged 8.3 rebs, 7.3 assists, 2.7 stls & 1 TO in 39 mpg. Nets went 2-1 w/out KD – 3:43 PM

More on this storyline

“I want to play tomorrow if I can,” Durant said in his first comments since suffering the injury earlier this month. “So that’s what my sense of urgency is. Obviously, I don’t want to rush anything. I want to make sure I’m 100%. But yeah, I want to play. I want to be a part of all these events. “I missed going back to Golden State, my previous home. So it’s been three years since I did that. You see all this stuff pass you by, so I want to participate in everything. I know I got to take my time and make sure I do my rehab and get back on the floor.” -via ESPN / January 24, 2023
“Yeah,” Durant said when asked if there was any sense of “Here we go again” to his latest injury absence. “But I wasn’t feeling sorry for myself. “I was just like, s—, another year of not playing against my old teammates. Another year of, at that point, maybe missing the All-Star Game and not playing against LeBron James at home. Stuff like that that I look forward to. On top of playing every game, I just look forward to that stuff. But it’s part of basketball as well. -via ESPN / January 24, 2023
Alex Schiffer: KD on playing in the ASG: “…Yeah, I want to play. I want to be a part of all these events. I missed going back to Golden State my previous home. So, it’s been three years since I did that. You see all this stuff pass you by so I want to participate in everything…” -via Twitter @Alex__Schiffer / January 24, 2023

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