Kevin Durant is one of the best basketball players of all time and will not play with Nets when 2019-20 season resumes in Orlando next month.
The interview that he has given to Undefeated where he revealed that he is not physically fit to play the season after tearing his Achilles a year ago. He expressed his frame of mind and his physical body in detail where he said “My season is over. I don’t plan on playing at all. We decided last summer when it first happened that I was just going to wait until the following season. I had no plans of playing at all this season,”.
He further added that “It’s just best for me to wait. I don’t think I’m ready to play that type of intensity right now in the next month. It gives me more time to get ready for next season and the rest of my career”.
Durant tore his right Achilles Tendon on June 11th, 2019 while playing with the Warriors during NBA Finals. Later he signed a 4 Year contract with Brooklyn for which he was paid $164 million but he didn’t play a single match during the 2019-20 season as he is recovering from his injury.
When NBA suspended temporarily its season on March 11 due to this pandemic, speculation mounted that Durant will return this summer since the season end was pushed back.
The League will resume in Orlando on July 31st with 22 team format. He is currently rehabilitating in Los Angeles and he is not sure that whether he will join nets in Florida or not. Durant concluded by saying that “I had to reset and focus on just me and what I wanted out of this thing. For the first time, I felt like I was in my own space rehabbing,” he said. “I didn’t feel like I had to be a part of the team and travel with the team and do everything like I was playing. I could take my time and focus on myself every day.
“I didn’t feel rushed at all. That was a great space to be in. I was putting pressure on myself in previous injuries wanting to hurry up and come back. …This time I felt like I was more patient throughout the process mentally and not rushing myself mentally.”