Kevin Durant Says He’s Playing Through a Sore Shoulder

Kevin Durant in 2016
Kevin Durant in 2016. Photo by Tim Warner/CSM/Shutterstock (5898071k)

Not even a sore shoulder could stop Kevin Durant against his former team the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. He managed to put up 33 points while adding eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a convincing 120-96 win.

Durant revealed he has shoulder issues while chatting with reporters after the game but downplayed the severity of the situation.

“It’s solid,” Durant said via ESPN when asked about the injury. “A little sore here and there, but I played, didn’t get in the way too much. Keep getting treatment and take it a day at a time.”

The Nets’ head coach Steve Nash described Durant’s injury as “a little tweak” and said that the team doesn’t expect it to be an issue moving forward.

“I don’t think it’s the type of thing that we expect to get worse so he’s kind of playing through it, so it’s not terrible,” Nash added.

Kevin Durant has put together an MVP-worthy season in 2021-22 and currently averages 29.6 points per game. He is also contributing with career-high 8.4 boards while shooting an impressive 58.6 percent from the field and 42.4 from deep.

Durant’s performances helped Brooklyn to turn around their ugly start of the season and have the team on a three-game winning streak. The Nets are second in the East with a 10-4 record at the moment.