The Golden State Warriors went up 2-0 over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals so Kevin Durant being out may not be the worst thing possible. The Warriors star forward will also not suit up to play in Game 3 or Game 4.
The reveal came in pregame from Bob Myers who stated Durant will not travel to Portland and he will be re-evaluated next week. Durant has not participated in any basketball drills since he sustained his injury last round against the Houston Rockets.
The Warriors just announced that they will re-evaluate the injured Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins in a week … after Game 5 of these Western Conference finals https://t.co/aizV81KakB
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 17, 2019
Fans who watched Game 2 of the current series were able to catch glimpses of Durant as he supported his teammates from the tunnel.
“It’s a little more serious than we thought at the very beginning, so we’ll see where it goes,” coach Steve Kerr said according to ESPN.
Also before the Warriors’ latest win, the team announced center DeMarcus Cousins will also be reevaluated next week for a possible late playoff return.
“DeMarcus is coming along,” Kerr said. “He’s starting to do some work on the floor, so he’s not exactly close to playing in a game, but he’s making good strides with his rehab and getting out on the court and starting to do some conditioning things. We’ll see where that goes.” The series will shift to Portland for Game 3, which will happen on Saturday.