OAKLAND — As Kevin Durant works his way back from a MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise, Draymond Green is making a point not to inject himself into the former MVP’s recovery process.
“I feel like when you start talking like, ‘Hey, man, how are you doing?’ Then all of a sudden they want to rush back. And like nah, take your time, get right,” Green said after shoot around on Saturday morning. “Then whenever he’s ready, obviously we want him back out there, but I just feel like that’s a process you don’t interrupt because then all of a sudden he’s getting the itch. And so the knees probably feeling better, but it may not be exact where it needs to be.”
Durant, who was hoisting 3-pointers at the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility, is scheduled to join the Dubs on their upcoming road trip, according to general manager Bob Myers who discussed the forward’s health with CSN Bay Area’s Monte Poole on The Warriors Insider Podcast on Friday.
The Warriors play a back-to-back against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks, beginning Monday night.
“He’s doing well,” Myers said. “His spirits are good, which is good. And he’s doing what we ask him to do. He hasn’t had any setbacks. I guess that’s the most encouraging thing that he hasn’t had anything that’s knocked him back as far as his protocols and progressions.
Durant is on track for a checkup on March 29.
“So, it’s still a situation where we’ll evaluate him at the end of four weeks,” Myers said. “But right now, we haven’t seen a reason that we felt like we need to pull it back. It would be great if we could speed everything up, but it’s probably not the wise thing to do.”