Kevin Durant’s hometown return to the nation’s capital was short-lived.
Less than two minutes into Tuesday night’s game against the Wizards, the Warriors star hobbled off the court, favoring his left knee, after teammate Zaza Pachulia tumbled backward into Durant on a rebound attempt in the first quarter.
Golden State tweeted Durant hyperextended the knee he would undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. He did not return to the 112-108 loss, heading instead to nearby George Washington Univesity Hospital for the exam, The Undefeated reported..
“I always liked D-Will,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue told reporters Friday. “He’s a good player. Anytime you have a guy who is an All-Star, he’s a great talent. So he can make the plays, he’s a great pick-and-roll player, he can shoot the basketball. He has size, so you can switch 1 through 4 with him defensively. He can post smaller guards. So I’ve always been a big fan of D-Will.”
While not mentioning Williams specifically, Cavs GM David Griffin added, “Obviously, we have a great deal of interest, and we’ve said it for a long time, in a playmaker.”
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