The Golden State Warriors have just announced that, barring any setbacks, Kevin Durant will return to the lineup this Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Durant has missed the Warriors' last 19 games after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise during a game against the Wizards on February 28th.
The Warriors are currently riding a 13-game winning streak and have already locked up the #1 seed in the Western Conference AND now they're getting back a guy who was averaging 25.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 4.8 assists a night?
Golden State has just three regular season games remaining, which will be used solely to get KD back into the swing of things, before the playoffs begin.
Kevin Durant has been cleared to return to full team practices. Barring any setbacks, it is anticipated he will play in Saturday's game. pic.twitter.com/uE2SfJnc9j— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 6, 2017
Kevin Durant to ESPN this week on being out this long: "This s--- killing me. I don't sit, I'm a hooper." Worked his way all the way back.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 6, 2017