Golden State isn’t getting Kevin Durant back this week.
According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified league source, the Warriors star is “not close” to returning to action.
The report noted that Durant will have his injured right calf re-evaluated ahead of the team’s Game 2 matchup against the Trail Blazers on Thursday.
The news comes after teammate Klay Thompson told reporters Durant is “dying” to get back on the court Wednesday.
“Just him being back there in the locker room and being around practice, I know he’s just dying to get out there on the court,” Thompson said, via The Mercury News. “But we definitely feel his energy, and we can’t wait until he comes back. We miss him.”
Durant suffered a strained right calf during Golden State’s Game 5 win over the Rockets last Wednesday and didn’t travel with the team to Houston for the Warriors’ Game 6 victory Friday. He has yet to play in the Western Conference finals against Portland.
Durant has averaged 34.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Warriors in the playoffs this season.
The Warriors hold a 1-0 series lead and are slated to host the Trail Blazers at 9 p.m. ET Thursday.