Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks plans to let Kevin Durant dictate his own timetable for recovery from his ruptured Achilles injury.
The Brooklyn Nets acquired free agent superstar forward Kevin Durant at the beginning of free agency. With a four-year, $164 million deal, Durant is expected to boost the Nets to stardom for years to come.
However, Durant’s ruptured Achilles is a huge issue. He sustained it during the NBA Finals while a member of the Warriors, and will miss most, if not, all of the 2019-20 season. Fans don’t have a timetable for when Durant will return, and apparently, neither does Nets general manager Sean Marks.
Speaking with Evan Roberts of WFAN on Tuesday, Marks spoke on Durant’s injury and his nonpossessed knowledge regarding his return.
“I have no idea. We’re certainly not going to rush him back,” Marks said. “There’s going to be absolutely none of that. We have far too much invested in him, and we owe it to Kevin to get him back to 100%.”
Despite Durant’s timetable becoming a huge decision for the organization as a whole, Marks makes it clear that the superstar himself will make that call.
“This is entirely going to be a Kevin Durant decision,” he said.
Even if Durant doesn’t play in this upcoming season, the Nets still made a splash in free agency. Along with KD, they signed superstar point guard Kyrie Irving to a four-year, $142 million deal. Brooklyn then added former All-Star center DeAndre Jordan with a $40 million deal through four years.
These signings will help the Nets go from a playoff team to contenders in the Eastern Conference.