Durant plans on playing Wednesday against the Knicks, the second game of a back-to-back set for Brooklyn, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Coming off a ruptured Achilles' tendon that sidelined him for the entire 2019-20 season, Durant has immediately recaptured his All-Star form through his first eight games with Brooklyn. Durant turned in another gem of an outing in Tuesday's 122-116 win over Denver, dropping 34 points (12-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go with 13 assists and nine rebounds in 36 minutes. Given his injury history, Durant was expected to sit out one half of back-to-back sets all season, but the Nets are seemingly content to loosen his restrictions. Head coach Steve Nash may be cognizant of not pushing Durant too extensively Wednesday, but look for the 32-year-old to deliver elite production while he's on the court, especially as the Nets continue to play without Kyrie Irving (personal).