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Kevin Durant’s Rehab Going as Planned

Kevin Durant‘s 2014-15 campaign was marred by injury and frustration, with three different surgeries required to repair a stubborn right foot injury. But Durant is finally getting healthy, and he’s expected to be ready to go for the start of next season, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.

Durant showed up at Orlando Summer League, where the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing, and spoke about his recovery:

“We’re close to Phase 3 now,” Durant happily reported. “A three-phase rehab. It’s going well. I’m jumping when I’m shooting. I’m not quite running and cutting yet but I’m almost there. So it’s going well. I’m excited.”

Durant is expected to resume full basketball activities in August, so he should definitely be ready to go for next year unless there are setbacks. But there haven’t been any so far, leaving the 2014 MVP in high spirits.

With a healthy roster, the Thunder should be a top title contender next season under new head coach Billy Donovan. There will be a big spotlight on the team with Durant back and set to become a free agent in 2016.

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