Durant's right calf injury will be re-evaluated Thursday, but he is still "not close" to returning for the Warriors.
Warriors forward Kevin Durant is "not close" to returning to the floor for Golden State, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports.
The Warriors re-evaluated Durant's right calf before Thursday night's Game 2 clash with Portland and said that the two-time MVP is not yet ready to return to any on-court basketball-related activities.
Bob Myers said on NBC Sports' pregame show that Durant will not travel to Portland for Games 3 and 4.
Golden State also provided an update on center DeMarcus Cousins, who injured his left quad in Game 2 of the Warriors' first-round playoff series against the Clippers. Cousins has returned to on-court work but is still "not ready for live action."
Durant suffered a right calf strain after making a jumper late in the third quarter during Game 5 of the Warriors' second-round matchup against the Rockets. He did not play in Game 6 vs. Houston, as the Warriors closed out the series. He then missed Game 1 of the Western Conference finals vs. Portland, which Golden State won 116–94 behind Stephen Curry's 36 points and seven assists.
Durant was averaging an NBA-best 34.2 points per game during the postseason before his injury.