The injury that Kevin Durant suffered during Game 5 of the NBA finals was tragic, and a hard blow for him, his team the Warriors, and for the whole of the NBA. The torn Achilles raised immediate concerns- should the Warriors star have been allowed to play in the first place? What would be the impact of this injury on his NBA career? Should Durant take up the final year of his deal with the Warriors?
While no one can answer the questions posed to his health, after all, Durant will miss the whole of the upcoming NBA season.
Teams still want to sign Durant in light of the injury
But Durant’s free agency status is more interesting. It seems that despite his long injury lay-off, Durant remains a significant target for teams hunting int the free agency market. ESPN’s Bobby Marks breaks the news- the interest in Durant is still concrete, and teams still want to sign him.
The Los Angeles and New York teams still remain interested in Durant, despite his long term health concern. And once the free agency window opens on June 30, they will do their all to land the Warriors star.
Injured Durant worth the risk
It is a testament to Durant’s talent and potential that even a season-long lay-off at the age of 30 doesn’t deter teams from trying their best to land him. But this much is clear- the future is uncertain for Kevin Durant. Who knows what version of him we will see once he steps onto an NBA court again, a year later. But Kevin Durant himself can rest easy knowing that an injury-diminished Durant is still worthy of a good investment in the NBA.