Kevin Durant is now expected to miss around one month due to the MCL sprain that an MRI revealed on Monday. Initially, the team was going to reevaluate him in two weeks, but a report from the team on Tuesday indicated they expect Durant to miss several weeks. He suffered the MCL sprain in the team’s 102-101 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday night. With the playoff race in the Eastern Conference being tight, wins will matter down the stretch. Luckily the injury won’t keep him out for the back half of the season.
With 12-time All-Star Kevin Durant to miss several weeks, the future outlook to win the Eastern Conference remains mostly unchanged at the top.
However, odds for the 76ers and Cavaliers have now moved from +900 to +750 and from +1000 to +900, respectively, per @FDSportsbook.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 10, 2023
This season with the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game. He is pairing those numbers with a field goal percentage of 55.9 percent and a three-point percentage of 37.6 percent. The Brooklyn Nets are in a tough spot for the games they’ll play without their star forward. Luckily they are currently the two seed and will have time to make up any ground they lose when he returns to the court. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Durant the best in his recovery and return to the basketball court.