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Warriors say Durant ‘unlikely’ to be ready for start of Finals, provide update on Cousins


© Troy Taormina | 2019 May 4


The Warriors released the following update on the status of Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins on Thursday morning:

Warriors forward Kevin Durant (strained right calf) and center DeMarcus Cousins (torn left quadriceps muscle) were evaluated by the team’s medical staff earlier today.

Durant, who has not yet been cleared to begin on-court activities, continues to make good progress with his rehabilitation. At this point, it is unlikely that he will play at the beginning of the 2019 NBA Finals, but it’s hopeful that he could return at some point during the series.

Cousins also continues to make good progress with his rehabilitation and practiced with the team today for the first time since suffering the injury on April 16. It’s anticipated that he will play at some point during the 2019 NBA Finals, but the exact date is to be determined and depends on his progress.

The status for both players will be updated next Wednesday.

The update did not make a mention on Andre Iguodala, who is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the Finals on May 30 after sitting out Game 4 vs. the Blazers with a lower leg injury.

 

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