The most important player for the Nets, Kevin Durant, went down with a knee injury at the worst possible moment during their victory against the Heat.
To determine how much time K.D. will be out of commission, an MRI has been arranged.
The Brooklyn Nets have experienced a complete turnaround after getting off to a terrible start to the season and currently have the best winning streak they’ve had so far this season. Despite this, a string of unfortunate occurrences during their victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night has the potential to alter their reality for the worse once more.
What led to Kevin Durant being injured in the first place?
Despite allegations that Kevin Durant has issued an ultimatum to the Nets’ coaching staff, Nets owner Joe Tsai has shown his support for the coaching staff.
Towards the end of the third quarter of this game between two of the most potent rosters in the Eastern Conference, the two best players on these teams came into contact with one another. The Heat’s Jimmy Butler was attempting a layup when he landed on the right leg of the Nets’ Kevin Durant. Durant was injured as a result of this collision.
As soon as K.D. fell down with a visible gesture of anguish and grasped his right knee without moving, he needed assistance getting to the locker room, and the Nets declared not long after that he would not return to the game, which caused alarm bells to go off.
Kevin Durant’s time with the Nets has been limited due to injuries.
While it is known how long Durant will be out, an MRI is scheduled to take place on Monday. The timing of this news is terrible for Brooklyn, as the team just had a winning streak of 12 games in a row snapped, and it has won 18 of its last 20 games. While it is known how long Durant will miss, an MRI is scheduled to take place on Monday.
It is important to keep in mind that Durant went down with an injury at this time last season after sustaining a sprained MCL in his left knee. This injury had a significant role in the club’s failure the previous year, as the team went 5-16 during the five weeks that K.D. was off.