In the past few weeks, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant has been incredible to the point where he now leads the NBA in scoring, PER (player efficiency rating), and win shares, even over the likes of the best basketball player on earth in Lebron James. However, Durant has hit a bit of a health snag, and it could affect him in the immediate future.
Kevin Durant did not practice today. Scott Brooks says “we’ll see tomorrow” on whether Durant will be available against Memphis.
— Josh Kopelman (@Josh_Kopelman) January 13, 2014
As reported by Josh Kopelman of WWLS in Oklahoma City, Durant missed practice on Monday, and his status for Tuesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies in question to the point where head coach Scott Brooks wouldn’t definitively say he was playing. The star forward took a devastating tumble in a win against the Milwaukee Bucks over the weekend, and while he got up to finish the game with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists (wow), he apparently wasn’t healthy in doing so.
Fortunately for Oklahoma City and their fans, this doesn’t seem like an injury that would keep Durant out for very long, but they need every win that they can get in the rough-and-tumble Western Conference, and Tuesday will be treacherous if he can’t go.