Andre Drummond says Kevin Durant will ‘come back and impact the game every way possible’

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Nets fans will have to wait until Thursday at the earliest to see Kevin Durant back on the floor, but from the sound of things, the Nets superstar should be firing on all cylinders when he does play again.

Durant has been sidelined since January 15 with an MCL sprain, but is expected to make his return sometime this week. The consensus from those that have watched him progress has been all positive.

“He looks great,” Drummond told reporters after Monday’s shootaround. “Whenever he’s ready to come back, obviously we’ll be ready for him, but until then, he has to take all the time he needs until he feels it’s time for him to come back.”

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The Nets are expecting to get a major lift from their superstar when he does return after more than a month without having Durant’s services. Brooklyn dropped to eighth in the conference while Durant was out and suffered an 11 game losing streak.

Things have begun to stabalize as the Nets have gone other players back from injury and they await when Ben Simmons can take the court.

And when the time comes for Durant to play again, Drummond expects big things out of his new teammate.

“He’s gonna come back and impact the game every way possible,” Drummond said. “He’s a threat both offensively and defensively. I think with our chemistry together on the floor, it’s gonna make it very difficult for teams to pick their poison with who they want to guard, along with Kyrie, Seth, when Ben comes back, when you go down the list of our roster, we have a lot of threats.”

Drummond wasn’t the only one anticipating Durant’s return following shootaround on Monday. Bruce Brown was all smiles when he discussed how Durant looked.

“He doesn’t look hurt to me, I’m going to be honest. He looks good,” Brown told ESPN’s Nick Friedell.