Durant was making his return from the calf injury he suffered during the Western Conference Finals on May 8, and although he was cleared to return by team doctors, the Warriors still faced criticism for putting him on the court.
Numerous fans inside Scotiabank Arena and gathered outside at the Jurassic Park fan zone cheered loudly as Durant was helped from the court.
The issue with Durant is what kind of diminished asset would the Knicks be bringing in and if his injury will prevent another star such as Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard from joining the team.
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Durant has been most strongly linked with the New York Knicks throughout the season.
Whereas former NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins managed to successfully return from a torn Achilles in the 1990s, legends such as Kobe Bryant and Patrick Ewing both struggled to recover from the same injury in their 30s and were out of the league soon thereafter.
"I know what it feels like". He'll have an MRI tomorrow. But I understand this world. I run our basketball operations department'.
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The fan sent flowers to the Warriors' offices addressed to Durant with a card.
'It was bulls***,' Warriors guard Klay Thompson said.
It is noteworthy he went to NY for exams - perhaps a sign he doesn't trust the Warriors medical staff as much after it cleared him to play. Now they will have to hope that some other members of their frontcourt can step up on the offensive end. Despite that fact, he was given the green light to take the floor without a minutes restriction.
While his long-term health now comes into question, Durant took to social media to show support for his teammates after their victory in Game 5. "This isn't right. This isn't what I expect from fellow Canadians". "But seeing my brothers get this win was like taking a shot of tequila, I got new life".
Join us in wishing Durant a speedy recovery.