Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant, sidelined with a ruptured Achilles, was seen putting shots up at Wednesday’s practice.

The Brooklyn Nets expect to be without superstar Kevin Durant for the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign. The newly-acquired forward is still nursing a ruptured Achilles he sustained in last season’s NBA Finals while a member of the Golden State Warriors. Until he returns, newly-signed superstar point guard Kyrie Irving will have to lead Brooklyn.

So how is Durant doing in his recovery? Well, on Wednesday, the 10-time All-Star was seen moving around and putting up shots at Nets practice.

It’s great to see Durant already moving this well in the recovery process. No, this doesn’t mean he’ll be back earlier than expected. Durant still intends to miss the rest of the season and return for the 2020-21 campaign. But when he does eventually return, expect him and Irving to lead this team to become contenders in the Eastern Conference for years to come.

The first few weeks of the regular season have officially passed. The Nets are currently tied for eighth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-4. Their most recent victory came in a 135-125 ousting of the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. In the win, Irving had 39 points, four rebounds, and nine assists through 35 minutes.

Thus far on the year, Irving is averaging 31.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists on 47.2% shooting from the field and 38.3% shooting from behind the arc.

Brooklyn’s next game will be on Friday when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers on the road at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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