Report: Durant cleared to travel with Warriors

Kevin Durant and the Warriors topped Cleveland in Game 1.

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Matt Medley covers Ohio State basketball for AmicoHoops and various local sports for other outlets around Northeast Ohio.

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ESPN’s Chris Haynes broke the news Sunday morning that Kevin Durant will travel with the Golden State Warriors during their upcoming two-game road trip.

It marks Durant’s first road trip with the team since he suffered a left knee MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise on Feb. 28.

The Warriors depart from Oakland Sunday and will play back-to-back games, starting in Oklahoma City on Monday and then heading to Dallas.

It could just be a coincidence that Durant’s first road trip back happens to start in the city where he is universally perceived as a villain, after his July 4 decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been encouraged by Durant’s rehab progress.

“I’ve watched him today shooting jump shots,” Kerr said before the Warriors’ 117-92 win against Milwaukee on Saturday night. “I’ve watched him go from sitting in a chair shooting to standstill shooting and now jump-shooting, so he’s clearly making progress. It’s great.”

-via Chris Haynes, ESPN

According to Haynes’ report, Durant told team officials he was ready to travel with the team to OKC and his request was granted.

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Matt Medley
Matt Medley covers Ohio State basketball for AmicoHoops and various local sports for other outlets around Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter.