2023 All-Star

Reports: Brooklyn forward Kevin Durant to miss All-Star Game

Durant's right knee sprain is reportedly improving, but not enough to allow him to participate in his 13th All-Star Game.

Kevin Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in his 16th NBA season.

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will miss the upcoming NBA All-Star Game (Feb. 19, TNT) as he continues to recover from the sprained right MCL that has sidelined him for the past 13 games, TNT’s Chris Haynes and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaworski reported Tuesday.

Wojnarowski added that, despite a positive update from Nets coach Jacque Vaughn, there is still no target date for Durant’s return to regular action.

It’s been an exceptionally turbulent stretch for the Nets without their leading scorer, during which they have not only lost 9 of 14 games but also traded eight-time All-Star Kyrie Irving to Dallas after he publicly asked out from the franchise he joined as a free agent in 2019.

Despite the slide, the Nets remain fifth in the Eastern Conference at 32-22, just one game behind fourth-place Cleveland. In the three games since Irving’s trade demand/departure, second-year guard Cam Thomas has scored 44, 47 and 43 points.