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Thunder expect Kevin Durant back in week or two

Kevin Durant, Enes Kanter, Steven Adams

Kevin Durant, Enes Kanter, Steven Adams

AP

Kevin Durant had a screw replaced into his foot, a procedure expected to keep him out at least a week.

That was two and a half weeks ago.

Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoma:

In this case, there could be a big difference between one week (four games) and two weeks (eight games). The 35-28 Thunder are eighth in the Western Conference, but the 36-29 Pelicans are hot on their heals.

Russell Westbrook has done his triple-doubling best to keep Oklahoma City afloat, but the team has gone just 6-3 since Durant’s last setback. That pace probably won’t cut it against New Orleans.

The Thunder are obviously better with Durant, which you’ll see in the playoffs – if he returns quick enough now to get them in.