'Hell no' — Durant says the Warriors didn't mishandle his calf injury

KD went down with a torn Achilles in Game 5 of the Finals

Whitley Sandretto
August 07, 2019 - 3:03 pm

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Kevin Durant doesn't think the Warriors mishandled his calf injury, the two-time Finals MVP told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

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"Hell no," Durant said, per Haynes, who visited the new Brooklyn Net in Los Angeles.

Durant's decision to depart the Warriors unleased a tidal wave of moves, which saw D'Angelo Russell swap Brooklyn for San Francisco and saw veteran stalwarts Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston jettisoned off the roster. Golden State also picked up Willie Cauley-Stein, the most noteworthy of myriad lesser transactions.

"How can you blame (the Warriors)?" Durant continued. 

"Hell, no. I heard the Warriors pressured me into getting back. Nobody never said a word to me during rehab as I was coming back. It was only me and (director of sports medicine and performance) Rick (Celebrini) working out every day. Right when the series started, I targeted Game 5."

"Hell, nah. It just happened. It's basketball. S--- happens."

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