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Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Steve Nash shared a positive update for Kevin Durant before the game against the Sacramento Kings. According to Nash, Kevin Durant will be back to the Nets’ lineup before the All-Star break.

That means Durant might play in the last few games of the first part of the season for Brooklyn. However, he was ruled out from Tuesday’s matchup vs. Kings.

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“We’re just trying to monitor and be cautious. We’re definitely trying to slow things down in that respect –– not put any pressure on him, not trying rush him back in any capacity, and just make sure we give him the right amount of time to be more than healed; to be strong and conditioned to come back in the routine. “We’re monitoring it and we’re not in a rush, but I don’t think he’ll be out until the All-Star break.”

Durant returned from an injury that kept him out all season last year. He is playing even better in his return averaging 29.0 points. 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists through 19 games.

Despite his absence, the Nets run a five-game winning streak including victories over other contenders, like the Lakers and the Clippers.