It’s been almost one and a half years since Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant last stepped foot inside an NBA court. A ton of things have changed since June of 2019 where he tore his Achilles as he suited up for the Golden State Warriors for the last time. Now that he’s finally ready to wear the Nets’ black and white threads for the very first time, GM Sean Marks’ plans for his team is slowly unfolding and he’s more than excited to see things through.
“They’ve been back in our gym now for a couple days. And being around, the feedback from our performance team and how they’ve looked, their preparing has been terrific,” Marks said (via The New York Post). “They’re hungry. It goes back to what these guys set out to accomplish a year ago when they said ‘I want to come to Brooklyn. I want to be a part of this. I want to build something sustainable and do something special.’
The Nets’ training camp is set to resume this week and it’ll be the first time the world will get a clear glimpse on who this team really is. Durant will be sharing the spotlight with another recovering superstar Kyrie Irving who debuted for the Nets last season. The former NBA champion was only able to play 20 games in his first year in Brooklyn after a surgery on his shoulder sidelined him for the rest of the season.
Even with Irving in the mix as well as a handful of young, promising talent in their roster, it’s no question that Durant will be the focal point of head coach Steve Nash’s offense if they want to have a chance to bring the title to the Nets this coming season.
“They’re putting themselves in a great place to succeed. … It’s been nothing short of remarkable to watch Kevin’s development and the way he’s attacked his rehabilitation over the course of the last year. We’re all champing at the bit and very excited to see him out here, see the entire group out there,” Marks added.