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Kevin is going to be out for a while.
According to the team, the star forward will be out for two weeks with a knee injury.
There is hope that the injury is not as bad as it could be.
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While Kevin Durant did miss six weeks with a left MCL sprain a season ago, there's optimism that this is a less severe injury unlikely to cost him more than a month on the sidelines, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/Dd5jU6bZkd
He left the game against the Heat with a knee injury. He tried to play before returning to the locker room.
The Nets head coach told reporters that the player would have an exam.
The 12-time All-Star is in the middle of a career year with averages of 29.7 points, 6.7 rebound and 5.3 assists while shooting a career-high 55.9% from the field.
In the last few seasons, Durant has had trouble staying healthy. He hasn't played more than 60 games in a year because of his injury. In each of the last two seasons, he sat out for extended periods.
He makes the Nets a title contender when he's healthy. Brooklyn's hopes of maintaining its status as one of the elite teams in the league would be adversely affected if the two-time NBA champion were to miss time.✨ Watch more top videos, highlights, and B/R original content
The onus will be on Irving to increase his production while KD is out. Ben Simmons and other players will have to step up while he is out.