Durant (Achilles) reiterated Friday that he will not play for the Nets when the NBA resumes play in Orlando in July, Marc Spears of The Undefeated reports. "My season is over," Durant said. "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."
This echoes what we've heard from Durant on multiple occasions throughout the last few months, but some were still holding out hope that the two-time Finals MVP could make his return following what will be a nearly five-month delay to the 2019-20 season. Durant confirmed that he continues to make progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles, which he suffered during the NBA Finals last June, but he said that he's yet ready to return to game action. "It's just best for me to wait," Durant said. "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."