Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr announced at his media availability ahead of Game 5 that Kevin Durant (calf) would practice a day before the game.
Hours ahead of Game 5's tip-off Tuesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant plans to play in Game 5.
Golden State's Kevin Durant plans to play in Game 5 tonight, league source tells ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2019
Kerr stated that along with practice Monday, Durant would get some "extra work in" with some of the Warriors' younger guys and the team will "gauge it from there."
Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant (calf) will practice today and Warriors will gauge things from there.#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/kcMtip4Ini- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 9, 2019
Durant went through practice, but not for long.
If KD got some work in today against the rest of his teammates - it wasn't much. He was one of the first players back in the locker room and the Warriors weren't on the floor very long to begin with.- Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) June 9, 2019
However, the latest update states that Durant is now listed as 'questionable' for Game 5.
Kevin Durant (calf) has been listed as questionable for Game 5 of NBA Finals on Monday night.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 9, 2019
Durant has been out since May 10th with a calf injury - Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Prior to his injury, he was in a groove averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists to go with 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. Durant was shooting 51.3% from the field, 41.6% from beyond the arc and 90.1% from the free throw line.
More updates to follow...