It’s still going to be a little while before injured Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will return to the court:
Kevin Durant was evaluated today and is expected to return to play in a week to two weeks, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announces.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) March 11, 2015
That’s not all that ideal for the Thunder, who dipped to ninth place in the Western Conference after getting beat down by the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, a half-game behind the New Orleans Pelicans. Durant hasn’t played since Feb. 19 after undergoing another procedure on his surgically repaired foot, which means by the time he comes back, he’ll have missed about a month.
Russell Westbrook has put up ridiculous numbers in Durant’s absence, but the Thunder need Durant back for the playoff push and if they want any chance at a title. Oklahoma City isn’t even a lock for the playoffs at this point, and this race may come right down to the wire.