Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant eyes return to action Saturday

NBA.com Staff

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The Golden State Warriors announced today that barring any setbacks, Kevin Durant will return to action on Saturday, April 8, against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Following multiple workout sessions in recent days – including 2-on-2, 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 scrimmages – forward Kevin Durant has been cleared by the team’s medical and athletic training staffs to return to full-team practices. If he does not suffer any setbacks following tomorrow’s practice, it is anticipated that Durant will play in Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena.

Durant suffered a knee injury in a game against the Wizards on February 28. At the time, Durant was leading the Warriors in both points per game (25.3) and rebounds per game (8.2).

With Durant out of the lineup, the Warriors stumbled initially, losing four of their next six games. But they have since righted the ship, winning 12 straight games to get to a 65-14 record and clinch the top playoff seed in the Western Conference.

Durant should be able to play in the Warriors final three regular season games, against the Pelicans, Jazz and Lakers, and perhaps regain some timing and teamwork heading into the NBA Playoffs, which begin on Saturday, April 15.