Editor's Note: The above video is from Friday, March 17, 2017.
OAKLAND -- Kevin Durant over the past 10 days has progressed from taking shots from a chair to set shots to firing up jumpers.
Though there still is no timetable for his return, Durant will be on the team flight Sunday when the Warriors travel to Oklahoma City.
“He’s clearly making progress. It’s great,” coach Steve Kerr said late Saturday afternoon, prior to tipoff against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Durant sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament (MCL) and bone bruise to his left knee on Feb. 28 at Washington. He returned to the Bay Area the next day, his leg immobilized in a bulky brace while he moved about on crutches.
Scheduled for re-evaluation in about 10 days, Durant is walking comfortably and working up a sweat on the stationary bicycle.
“You can tell he’s making improvements and following the game plan,” Stephen Curry said. “I see him in the weight room doing cardio stuff trying to stay as close to game shape as he can while he’s hurt. You like to see improvements every day. We still don’t know when he’ll be back.”
Durant said he would not return until his knee feels 100 percent, and his teammates -- who are 4-4 in the eight games he has missed -- would have it no other way.
“When he’s ready, we’ll know,” Draymond Green said. “But it’s not really our job to try to figure out every day how he’s doing. You can kind of see he’s getting better and you just leave it at that.”