ESPN reported that Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Wednesday night’s Game 2 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a strained left calf.
Durant cramped up before Game 1 but still played, scoring 32 points and hauling in 10 rebounds in the Warriors’ 121-109 win in Game 1.
Some may be a bit worried because he’d previously sat out 19 games during the regular season with a strained MCL and a bone bruise in his left leg.
Durant has been a lightning rod for criticism since last summer. Durant bolted his stay as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder and joined the Golden State Warriors via free agency last offseason.
NFL Pro-Bowler Terrell Owens, a huge basketball fan himself saw Durant’s decision as nothing more than business. Nothing wrong,” Terrell Owens told me on Scoop B Radio Overtime.
“KD, LeBron they played out the entirety of their contracts and now they become unrestricted free agents, what’s wrong with them going out there and shopping the market?”
Perceived to be the favorite in the NBA’s Western Conference, the Warriors added Durant as a piece to help spell Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green offensively. It has worked. Owens sees Durant’s decision as a prototype for all current players and he compares it to his NFL bretheren. “I was in a situation like that,” said Owens.
“Just say a guy has five years in his deal, he gets to that third year, organization, management cuts him, nobody says anything about the management. It’s a business decision, those two words right there Business decision, is what management and owners use when they cut people and they make business moves so these players are getting smart just like owners in managerial positions making business decisions.”