NBA Finals

NBA Finals 2019: Steve Kerr says 'it's feasible' Kevin Durant returns after one practice

kevin-durant-060219-ftr-getty.jpg
Kevin Durant (NBA Getty Images)

Kevin Durant still hasn't been cleared for a full practice, but Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told the media on the morning of Game 2 that "it's feasible" he plays with only one practice under his belt.

"It's really a day-to-day thing," Kerr said on Sunday. "If we had a crystal ball, we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with. But it's just an injury (where) there's been a lot of gray area.

"So, literally, it's just day-to-day and how the progress is coming. And at this point he's still not ready."

MORE: Game 2 preview | Is VanVleet the Curry stopper?

Golden State's next practice will be on Tuesday, meaning there's a possibility - although no guarantee - Durant will play in Game 3 on Wednesday. If he's unable to go for Game 3, he'll have an opportunity to practice on Thursday ahead of Game 4 on Friday.

Durant hasn't played since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets due to a strained right calf. The Warriors are 5-1 since his injury, their only loss being to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Finals. They beat the Rockets in Game 6 to advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they swept the Portland Trail Blazers.

Durant was averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game prior to his injury. Stephen Curry has stepped in his absence, posting 35.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game.

More from NBA.com

NBA Foundation grantee spotlight: The Collective Blueprint
NBA Foundation grantee spotlight: The Collective Blueprint
NBA.com Staff
Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Porter Jr. and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are among the leading MIP candidates for 2021-22 NBA season
Our picks for this season's Most Improved Player
NBA.com Staff
Washington Wizards trade acquisitions from the 2021 offseason
Wizards depth chart for 2021-22 season
Yash Matange
Washington Wizards
Are retooled Wizards ready to take next step?
Yash Matange
Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes
Raptors rookie Barnes says he 'couldn't be happier'
Scott Rafferty
Bradley Beal and Spencer Dinwiddie will play a big part in the Washington Wizards' hopes of reaching the postseason in the Eastern Conference.
What to make of the new-look Wizards
Kane Pitman
More News