TORONTO — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, but coach Steve Kerr acknowledged that it is “feasible” that Durant could participate in just one practice before being cleared to play in a game.
“It’s feasible,” Kerr said. “But again, it’s really a day-to-day thing. If we had a crystal ball, we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with. It’s just an injury; 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.”
Durant has not played or practiced since suffering a right calf injury on May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. Kerr and the Warriors remain optimistic that Durant will return at some point in the Finals, but they just don’t know when he will be able to do more work with his teammates.
“Kevin is fine,” Kerr said. “He didn’t go through our shootaround. He’s with our trainer, so he’s out obviously. Another day, another step forward in his rehab progress.”
Durant spent time with the group on the floor during the beginning of Saturday’s practice but went back to the locker room area to receive more treatment. The Warriors are not scheduled to practice Monday as they head back to Oakland for Wednesday’s Game 3.