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KD may be out for the rest of the rest of the reg season
« on: March 09, 2023, 12:08:19 PM »

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https://www.foxnews.com/sports/kevin-durants-freak-injury-suns-warmups-could-cost-him-rest-regular-season-report

Grade-2 ankle sprain during warmups. This is the risk you take when you trade for a mid-30s player who has a long and growing history of lower-leg injuries. How sturdy are those ankles?

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2023, 01:08:58 PM »

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If KD is done that would make Denver the team to beat in the West.

It would give Dallas an opening to make a run as well but I do not think that will happen given the small ball lineups Kidd is using.

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2023, 01:12:48 PM »

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Grade-2 ankle sprain during warmups. This is the risk you take when you trade for a mid-30s player who has a long and growing history of lower-leg injuries. How sturdy are those ankles?

I don't think I've ever seen anyone get hurt in warmups before.

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2023, 01:15:33 PM »

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Some are saying he could miss even the start of the postseason. If Phoenix plays Golden State in Round 1 and KD is not playing, can Phoenix win that? I'm not so sure
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2023, 01:18:17 PM »

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Good and bad for PHX...but ultimately bad for the West.

KD will always produce once he's on the court. PHX can still be dangerous in the playoffs and they have a very small sample size of it. Bad for the WC because going into the playoffs you have only a few games to view how to defend and stop a dangerous PHX team with a rested KD.

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2023, 01:38:53 PM »

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The article says that the Suns organization is concerned that he may have a grade 2 ankle sprain. It hasnít been confirmed, though. I find it very odd that heíd be able to finish a warmup if it was more than a slight sprain. Will be interesting to see what the MRI come back as.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2023, 01:40:07 PM »

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Ughh, that is a rough looking injury. KD was taking off for a layup or dunk but stood on the side of his foot he was jumping off.

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2023, 01:41:42 PM »

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Not sure PHO can win a first round series without KD. They lost a fair bit of depth with Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and also Jae Crowder leaving from their past teams.

I think KD will have to be ready to go from Day One of the playoffs.

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2023, 07:02:29 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2023, 07:10:22 PM »

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The Suns and Durant are hopeful of progress during the re-evaluation window that allows for the 13-time All-Star to return to action shortly after two weeks, sources said. Good news for KD and Phoenix following scary fall in warmups.
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The Suns and Durant are hopeful of progress during the re-evaluation window that allows for the 13-time All-Star to return to action shortly after two weeks, sources said. Good news for KD and Phoenix following scary fall in warmups.


Durant is brittle as a cracker.

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2023, 09:16:59 PM »

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Does anyone seriously expect this will work this season w him out there?

Championship teams arenít made 2 weeks before playoffs start.


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I still canít believe one slip and suddenly he has to miss at least 3 weeks. KD at this point is brittle.
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2023, 11:44:44 PM »

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Grade-2 ankle sprain during warmups. This is the risk you take when you trade for a mid-30s player who has a long and growing history of lower-leg injuries. How sturdy are those ankles?

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