Kevin Durant
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Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant shares an update on his process to rehab his ruptured Achilles via Instagram.

This past June, prior to signing a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, superstar Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. It was Durant’s first game back after missing much of the playoffs due to injury.

Durant could miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season. If he does come back, it can’t be rushed, as this is a serious, long-term injury. However, it seems Durant is doing well in his rehab process, as he’s already balancing on that same leg, shown in a picture via his Instagram account.

Durant was showered with comments on the picture from fellow NBA stars such as LeBron James and former Golden State teammate Draymond Green.

The former 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player spent three years with the Golden State Warriors prior to coming to Brooklyn with superstar point guard Kyrie Irving. In that span of time, Durant won two NBA Finals and two Finals MVPs. Last year, the 10-time All-Star averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists on 52.1% from the field and 35.3% behind the arc.

Now, KD will team up with Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie at the Barclays Center en route to becoming Eastern Conference contenders for years to come. Last year, the team fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Philadelphia 76ers in five games.

The Nets will have four preseason games, beginning with a game against SESI/Franca Basketball Club of Brazil on Oct. 4. Brooklyn will travel to China for two games against the Los Angeles Lakers before returning to New York for a final tune-up game against the Toronto Raptors. That final preseason game will take place at Nassau Coliseum.

Their regular-season slate begins on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.