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Kerr on KD: ‘He’s clearly making progress’

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Steve Kerr has been encouraged by Kevin Durant’s smooth recovery process. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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OAKLAND — Kevin Durant, set to join the Golden State Warriors on their upcoming two-game road swing, has impressed his boss with his recovery from a sprained left MCL and bone bruise.

“I watched him today shooting jump shots,” head coach Steve Kerr said during his pregame press conference on Saturday night. “I’ve watched go from sitting in a chair shooting, to standing up shooting to now jump shooting. So, he’s clearly making progress. It’s great.”

Kerr said it was Durant’s idea to join the club on the jaunt to Oklahoma City and Dallas, but is unsure whether the small forward will take a seat on the bench at Chesapeake Energy Arena or American Airlines Center.

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Kerr talks one seed

Before the Warriors hosted the Milwaukee Bucks at Oracle Arena, Kerr insisted that he hasn’t settled on a magic number for what it will take to secure the top seed in the West.

“I have no idea how many games we have to win,” said Kerr, whose Warriors lead the San Antonio Spurs by 1.5 games entering Saturday night’s action.

“We just go game-by-game and we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Kerr said. “We just try to prepare for the next game and make sure guys are healthy and fresh and keep moving forward.”

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