Kevin Durant is 'having a rough time' after injury: mom

A closeup of Kevin Durant during warmups

Vikings Rudolph, Diggs relate to Durant's rush to return

Durant was expected to opt out of his current contract with the Warriors following the season and become an unrestricted free agent, but it's unclear if this significant injury will alter his plans at all.

The Raptors, who lost 106-105 on Monday, have the opportunity to clinch their first title with a win.

After thousands of fans descended on Peel St.to watch Monday night's fifth game of the NBA Finals where the Golden State Warriors staved off elimination by the Toronto Raptors, Montreal's going to do it all again Thursday night.

Prior to suffering the injury, Durant ended up scoring 11 points on 3-of-5 from the field and recorded a block for Golden State.

The 30-year-old posted a photo on Instagram showing himself in a hospital bed and wrote: "I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles".

"Kevin checked all the boxes and was cleared to play by everybody involved. our feeling was that the worst thing that could happen would be a re-injury of the calf. the Achilles came as a complete shock", Kerr told reporters, including The Athletic's Blake Murphy.

This all in turn makes teams who were not in the running to sign him initially and who might be more willing and capable of taking a slower approach, much more plausible a destination than they ever were in the past - making the Phoenix Suns specifically a sudden possibility to sign the now limping Kevin Durant. "Damn right", he said.

So now that it seems likely that Durant will test the waters in free agency this summer, how would you feel about the LA Clippers offering him a long-term deal?

The star forward said "Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that's what I do".

"Everybody has great 20/20 hindsight", Curry said, then added: "I trust our medical staff and know Bob Myers has our best interests in terms of not just what we can do in this series, but long term in our overall health". Should they be aggressive and go for it, or hold off since he may not return as the same player he once was?

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