March 22, 2017, 1:40 pm
ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Haynes are hearing that the Warriors are encouraged by Kevin Durant’s rehab, and there’s growing hope that he can return before the end of the regular season.
Durant participated in his first on-court work prior to Tuesday’s game in Dallas. KD is allegedly “roughly at the halfway stage of his recovery period,” but it’s looking like he might return for a few games to loosen up before the playoffs. Fantasy owners with the luxury of stashing Durant surely have to do so, but it’s very unlikely that they’ll be getting the same Durant from the rest of the season. To expect anyone to jump right back into top-2 form is a big ask, and the Warriors won’t have any incentive to push KD at all. It’s more likely he gets eased back into the swing of things, but he’s got literally unmatchable upside. If you can stash him, go for it.