There were grins without a doubt, a lot of them, flashed most much of the time while Kevin Durant was taking part in cordial discussion or rivalry with his kindred stars, and particularly his kindred (Russell Westbrook) or previous (James Harden) colleagues.
However, there were likewise flashes of resentment Tuesday, pointed completely at himself, at whatever point he couldn’t get a shot to fall. Those, as well, were certain advancements, signs that Kevin Durant is not just back where he has a place, on a story with the diversion’s different greats, additionally is returning to himself, returning to expecting minimal not as much as greatness.
All things considered, it wasn’t clear that he would be so far along at this stage, only somewhat more than four months taking after a third surgery on his right foot, this one a bone-joining repair to the fifth metatarsal.
“Keep in mind Christmas as a child?” Durant said, grinning, when gotten some information about the sentiment taking part with his companions on the first day of USA Basketball preparing camp. “It’s similar to that.”
Furthermore, if NBA fans as a rule, and Thunder fans specifically, preferred what they saw of him on the NBA TV broadcast, they would have been considerably more enamored with what they would have heard had they been remaining close to him, as he sat against a far divider and tended to the media.
“I’m feeling great, man,” Durant said. “This is about my fourth week really getting after it. I feel good. Good to be back in a team setting. I can go 100 percent. I’m not going to play five-on-five just yet. But everything else is no restrictions.”