Kevin Durant confirmed he will not put on the Brooklyn Nets jersey this season despite having recovered from an Achilles injury. Sports analyst Nick Wright thinks such decision makes sense, as the two-time NBA champion needs not to rush his return in order to have the best chance of re-claiming his status as the best player in the league.
“KD was potentially on route to becoming universally accepted as the best player in the league, had he led the Warriors to a 3rd straight championship. … He has to re-climb that mountain now. He shouldn’t rush it by coming back earlier than he expected,” Wright said on First Things First of Fox Sports 1.