Last Game Postponed

Wed, Apr 15
vs Milwaukee Bucks (53-12)
  • Barclays Center
0
Postponed
0

Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
TOR 46-18 6-4 W4
BOS 43-21 5-5 W1
PHI 39-26 5-5 W1
BKN 30-34 5-5 W3
NY 21-45 4-6 W1

Schedule

Regular season
vs DAL
Postponed
@ OKC
Postponed
@ MIL
Postponed
@ CHI
Postponed
@ CLE
Postponed
vs MIL
Postponed

Top Nets News

  • Nets' Kevin Durant: 'Unrealistic' return

    Durant's manager and business partner Rich Kleiman said last week in an appearance on SiriusXM Radio that he doesn't anticipate the 10-time All-Star debuting for the Nets if the 2019-20 season resumes in July, Ian Begley of SNY.tv reports. "From my standpoint, no, I think it's unrealistic," Kleiman said, when asked about Durant's potential return. "That's just my view on it. Again, we haven't gone deep into conversation about it because of how unrealistic it all seems to me. And it's also hard to even discuss [the matter of Durant returning] in a real serious manner without any information on the season. [There is] such uncertainty day to day -- as we all [feel], outside of just the NBA -- that the whole thing just feels too unrealistic from my standpoint."

    In an interview earlier this month, Nets general manager Sean Marks wasn't closing the door on Durant suiting up in 2019-20, but Kleiman's comments suggest the player won't be actively pushing to play when the season restarts. Durant, who signed a four-year, $140 million deal with Brooklyn last July, understandably wants to proceed cautiously with his recovery from the surgery he required for his right Achilles' tendon, one of the more significant injuries an athlete can suffer. Before the league-wide shutdown, Durant had progressed to scrimmaging informally in 3-on-3 settings, so he might be cleared to advance to a more strenuous form of practice when the season resumes, even if playing in games isn't being seriously entertained. If the 2020-21 season begins in December, Durant would be nearly a year and a half removed from Achilles surgery, which should aid his chances of quickly recapturing his All-Star form.

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  • Nets' Kevin Durant: Return not ruled out for 2019-20

    Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a recent interview with Grant Chapman of Newshub that the team isn't officially ruling Durant (Achilles) out for the 2019-20. "That's a $110 [million] question. In all seriousness, we've tried not to talk about his timeline a lot," Marks said. "When you've got enough invested in a player like Kevin, we're never going to push him to come back," Marks said. "When the timing is right, he'll be 100 percent when he gets on the court. I can tell you this though -- before the pandemic, he looked like Kevin Durant, and that's a good thing."

    The Brooklyn brass continues to shy away from placing any expectations on Durant, who last played in June 2019, when he suffered a torn Achilles during the NBA Finals as a member of the Warriors. Durant's camp has also deflected talk of a return, as his business partner Rich Kleiman said in March that the thought of the two-time NBA Finals MVP returning in June or July was "not very realistic." However, as it looks more and more like the season could resume in the late summer or fall, the possibility of Durant making his Nets debut comes more realistic, at least in theory.

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  • Nets' Kevin Durant: Advances to 3-on-3 work

    Durant (Achilles) had been taking part in 3-on-3 on-court workouts with the Nets before the NBA went on hiatus March 12, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Neither the Nets nor Durant seem to be seriously entertaining the possibility of the 31-year-old making his Brooklyn debut in 2019-20 -- whenever the season resumes -- but he looks well on his way to gaining full clearance in advance of training camp. Durant underwent surgery to repair his ruptured right Achilles' tendon last June, so he'll have well more than a full year of recovery time before he returns to competitive action.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 110.8
(18th)
111.4
(18th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Harris SF Joe Harris SF Ankle
K. Irving PG Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder
K. Durant SF Kevin Durant SF Achilles
G. Temple SG Garrett Temple SG Ankle