Kevin Durant rumors are circling throughout the NBA after the Warriors star went down with an Achilles injury in Game 5. How will this injury affect the future of KD and his impending free agency? We’ve got you covered with the latest reports.
The Status of His Injury
Shortly after Game 5, it was announced that Durant suffered an Achilles injury. Although the significance of the injury has yet to be revealed, Durant underwent an MRI yesterday and the team fears it’s a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon. Durant confirmed those fears via his Instagram on Wednesday afternoon after undergoing surgery.
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What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY My road back starts now! I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way. Like I said Monday, I'm hurting deeply, but I'm OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat. Its just the way things go in this game and I'm proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I'm proud my brothers got the W. It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this. I’m a hooper I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering with dub nation while they do it.
Back to Golden State?
After suffering a likely significant Achilles injury that will sideline Durant for the foreseeable future, speculation has arisen regarding the possibility of Durant opting into his current Warriors contract. If he opts in, Durant would return to Golden State next season on a $31.5 million deal.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, opting in seems unlikely at this point in time.
KD on the Move?
Even with the possibility of Durant sidelined all next year, multiple teams remain interested in signing KD to a long-term max deal.
We’ll continue to update as more information emerges.