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Kevin Durant targeting Saturday return

Yeah, the Warriors still have KD.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

On February 28th, Warriors superstar Kevin Durant went down with a sprained MCL and bruised tibia. He’s missed the last 17 games while recovering.

Golden State hoped to get him back for a few regular season outings, and it looks like they’re going to. ESPN’s Mark Stein reported that KD is eyeing a comeback Saturday at home against the Pelicans.

That would give Durant three games to ease back into action before the playoffs begin: New Orleans on Saturday, Utah on Monday, and the Lakers on Wednesday.

KD’s 2016-17 numbers: 25.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.1 steals, and 1.9 3PM, shooting 54% from the field and 88% from the line. Not bad.

It’ll be interesting to see how his return impacts players like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala, who have been on a tear lately.

How do you think KD’s return will influence the production from others? Will Durant take a step back since guys like Curry (averaging 31.8 points in his last four games) have been so insanely hot? Let me know in the comments.