Durant 'not close' to returning

Kevin Durant is reportedly not close to returning for the Golden State Warriors. Photo: Getty Images
Kevin Durant is reportedly not close to returning for the Golden State Warriors. Photo: Getty Images
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is "not close" to recovering from his right calf strain.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported the star forward has no return date set, as the Warriors prepare to play the Portland Trail Blazers in today's game two of the NBA's Western Conference finals.

Durant was injured in game five of the Warriors' Western Conference semifinal series with the Houston Rockets and has missed the past two games. 

He already had been ruled out today's game.

According to Shelburne, Durant has yet to restart basketball activities, leaving no set timeline for his return to game action.

The Warriors were expected to deliver an update on Durant's status today.

Even though Durant won the NBA Finals MVP each of the past two seasons, Golden State has 28 wins in its past 29 games when Durant was absent and Stephen Curry played.

Durant is averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in the postseason after averaging 26, 6.4 and 5.9, respectively, during the regular season.

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