Nets star Kevin Durant will miss at least two matches with a left hamstring strain

Kevin Durant will miss at least two matches for the Brooklyn Nets with a left hamstring strain, the group reported Sunday.

Brooklyn called the strain mild however said in a proclamation that Durant will be out on Monday against Sacramento and Tuesday against Phoenix while he gets treatment.

Durant played in his first game in seven days on Saturday. He had been placed in the league’s health and safety protocols on Feb. 5 in the wake of having close contact with a team employee who tested positive for the Covid. Durant got back to practice on Feb. 12 and played 33 minutes in Saturday’s success over the Golden State Warriors.

The Nets’ Big Three of Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving have played only seven games together since Harden was traded to Brooklyn in mid-January. That seven-game complete remembers the game recently against Toronto for which Durant was pulled in the third quarter and placed into the league’s contact following conventions.

Durant said Friday he expected to utilize the Nets’ five-game West Coast road trip to keep on expanding on-court chemistry with his new colleagues. Presently, first-year head coach Steve Nash is entrusted with reshuffling a roster that has just seen 17 different starting lineups – attached with the Wizards for most in the league this season, as indicated by research by ESPN Stats & Information.

Coming off an Achilles tear that cost him all of last season, Durant is averaging 29 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists this season for Brooklyn. He has missed nine of the Nets’ 28 games this season; Brooklyn is 2-2 without him since trading for Harden a month ago.

DeAndre Jordan, who missed Saturday’s game for personal reasons, is listed as likely to return on the Nets’ injury report for Monday’s game against the Kings.