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Nets' Kevin Durant (knee) out at least 2 more weeks

The superstar forward will begin running and on-court basketball activities this week.

Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of January as he recovers from a knee injury.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is at least two weeks away from returning to the Brooklyn Nets, though his right knee is improving enough for him to resume some basketball activities this week.

The Nets gave an update Tuesday on Durant’s recovery from a sprained ligament in his right knee, saying he was reevaluated Monday by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Durant was injured during a victory in Miami on Jan. 8, when the Heat’s Jimmy Butler fell backward into Durant’s knee. An MRI exam revealed an isolated sprain in his medial collateral ligament.

The Nets have won two straight after losing their first two games without Durant. They said he will be reassessed again in two weeks, leaving open the possibility he could return before the Feb. 19 All-Star Game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.