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Golden State Warriors’ small forward Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks of NBA action with a sprained left MCL and a bone bruise on his left leg. He suffered the injuries when he hyperextended his left knee as result of Washington Wizards’ center Marcin Gortat pushing Warriors’ center Zaza Pachulia, who fell on Durant’s left leg in Tuesday night’s 112-108 loss to the Wizards.
Durant, 28, has been in the NBA for 10 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 72 games and averaged 35.8 minutes per game, 28.2 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, 5.0 assists per game, 1.2 blocks per game, and 1.0 steal per game. He shot 50.5% from the field, 38.6% from 3-point range, and 89.8% from the free throw line.
So far this season, Durant has played in 59 games and averaged 33.6 minutes per game, 25.3 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, 4.8 assists per game, 1.6 blocks per game, and 1.1 steals per game. He is shooting 53.7% from the field, 37.8% from 3-point range, and 87.6% from the free throw line.
Over his 10-year NBA career, Durant has played in 700 games and averaged 37.4 minutes per game, 27.2 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, 3.8 assists per game, 1.1 blocks per game, and 1.2 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 48.7% from the field, 38.0% from 3-point range, and 88.2% from the free throw line.