The Warriors host the Brooklyn Nets at Chase Center next Thursday.
If you were hoping Kevin Durant would attend the game, you will be disappointed with the latest news from Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
The Warriors end this current homestand against the Nets, but I’m told Kevin Durant won’t be in the building. His return (and ensuing reception, tribute video) won’t come until next season, when he should be back on the court.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 6, 2020
KD was sitting on the bench when the Warriors played the Nets at Barclays Center on Feb. 5.
Two titles in three years. Two statues on the way. Bay legends pic.twitter.com/LQs7JiVI7t— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) February 6, 2020
The two-time NBA Finals MVP signed with Brooklyn in free agency last summer.
"I can't get mad when Kevin Durant -- who I felt pretty close with -- decides he's going to leave. Which to me, made no sense," Warriors owner Joe Lacob said last week. "You're (with) the best organization -- I hope he thinks -- in the world.
"Winning, other great players, the new arena. To me, there was every reason in the world to stay. But I'm not gonna be mad at him because it's his life and he earned the right. And for whatever reason, he decided he wanted to leave.
"I can't control that. I tried (laughing)."