Kevin Durant explains why he didn’t meet with New York Knicks in free agency, praises Kristaps Porzingis
Dec 13, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The news on Kevin Durant’s injury is not as bad as feared. MRI reveals a Grade 2 MCL sprain and he will be reevaluated in four weeks.

The Golden State Warriors are reporting that Kevin Durant suffered a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain and a tibial bone bruise.

Golden State’s title chances flashed before their eyes last night when Kevin Durant went down two minutes into the game. Teammate Zaza Pachulia rolled into his leg after battling for a rebound. He did not return the game and the Warriors lost to the Wizards.

After undergoing an MRI, this is relatively good news as rumors started to surface that Kevin Durant could miss the remainder of the season. There’s no timetable scheduled for his return, and he will be reevaluated in four weeks. The team has not ruled out the possibility of Kevin Durant returning before the end of the regular season.

The Warriors backtracked on signing Jose Calderon and decided to give a contract to Matt Barnes after KD’s injury.

Starting the season as clear-cut favorites, the Warriors championship hopes now ride heavily on Kevin Durant’s ability to return and play at a high level. The lack of depth caused by the Kevin Durant signing could come back to haunt them.