Report: Warriors’ Durant expected to miss entire 2019-20 season

The Knicks, in a tough situation, will likely still give Kevin Durant a maximum contract after a career altering Achilles injury.

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season after undergoing surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The two-time NBA Finals MVP and 2014 regular-season MVP revealed the severity of his injury in an Instagram post Wednesday, two days after getting hurt during the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Toronto Raptors. It was his first game in more than a month after being sidelined with a right calf strain.

Despite the news, Wojnarowski cited league sources indicating that the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks remain interested in signing soon-to-be free agents Durant and Kyrie Irving into max salary slots.

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