Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will not play in the All-Star Game. A new MRI has revealed that the recovery process from his muscle strain will take longer and the franchise has announced that it will not be available for the event.
Durant has missed the last six Nets games and will also be absent for at least the next three before the end of the first half of the season. However, the franchise has not set a date for his return.
The two-time NBA champion has also been absent at other times during the course due to the league’s health and safety protocols, including a brief period in early February.
The forward was going to be in charge of leading the East in the all-star game as captain after being the most voted player in his conference. A role that, ultimately, will not be able to fulfill.
His absence will benefit two other players. First, Jayson Tatum will take his place in the starting five while Domantas Sabonis, one of the great absences after the selection of the reserves, will be in charge of closing the list of players, as reported by journalist Adrian Wojnarowski. (GG) (NBA Maniacs)