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    Nets superstar Kevin Durant ‘will remain out’ until after NBA All-Star break

    By Ryan Ward
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    The Brooklyn Nets are one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now as they’ve won eight straight games ahead of Saturday’s clash with Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks. Along with starting to live up to expectations with their starstudded cast, the Nets have gone on this impressive win streak without forward Kevin Durant. According to ESPN, the two-time NBA champion has been dealing with a hamstring injury and now will remain out until after the NBA All-Star break.

     

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    Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will remain out until after the All-Star break due to a left hamstring strain he suffered earlier this month, the team announced Friday.

    First-year head coach Steve Nash recently talked about the extended absence of Durant.

    “Well, it sucks to not have Kevin,” Nets coach Steve Nash said. “He’s an amazing, amazing basketball player. And, anytime you have the Lamborghini in the garage, it’s meant to be on the road. So, we’re all disappointed.”

     

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    The Nets have sent quite a message to the rest of the league that they’ve been able to dominate the competition even without their best players. Among the teams the Nets have been during this period include title contenders like the Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers and potential playoff teams like the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers.

    This is the ideal time for Durant to get some rest while nursing the hamstring strain to prepare him for the second half of the season and a potentially long playoff run.