The Golden State Warriors expect Kevin Durant to return to the lineup midway through the NBA Finals.  According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, there is optimism that he’ll be able to return for Game 3, but Game 4 is more likely.

Via Yahoo Sports:

Barring a setback, Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is expected to return from a right calf strain at some point midway through the NBA Finals, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

There’s some optimism within members of the organization that a Game 3 arrival could be viable, but there’s a stronger possibility that Game 4 is the most logical option, sources said.

If Game 1 is any indication of how the series will play out then the Warriors will need KD if they want another title.  Nobody is happier about that than Kevin Durant.

The Raptors defense was able to slow the Warriors offense down and will have a harder time doing so with a healthy Durant on the floor.

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