According to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes, Durant will be with the Warriors when they depart for a two-game road trip that features back-to-back clashes with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks on Monday and Tuesday.
However, it has to be stressed that Durant will not be suiting up for either game. Haynes reported Saturday that head coach Steve Kerr "isn't sure if Durant will sit on the bench for either game, noting that the All-Star has been behind closed doors getting treatment during the home games he has attended since he suffered the injuries."
Before Durant was cleared to travel, he kicked back and watched the Warriors' away games in comfortable surroundings, as his agent Rich Kleiman of Roc Nation Sports documented on Twitter:
Rich Kleiman @richkleiman
Gametime!!! https://t.co/1XngG5Njjj2017-3-5 21:08:35
After Durant went down against the Wizards, the Warriors' public relations department said he would be re-evaluated in four weeks. That statement was issued March 1, meaning Durant is likely to be on the shelf for another two weeks at the very least.
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That said, Durant has made some noticeable progress.
According to the San Jose Mercury News' Daniel Brown, Durant was getting shots up at the team's Saturday morning shootaround.
"I've watched him today shooting jump shots," Kerr said Saturday, per Haynes. "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."
The Warriors are undoubtedly itching to get Durant back in the lineup since they entered Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks 4-5 since he went down, but the focus needs to be on the long game with the Dubs searching for a third straight Western Conference title.
"He had the itch Day 4. 'Oh, man, I feel better. I think I'll be back soon,'" Draymond Green said, per Brown. "I'm like, 'No, dude. Go do your rehab.' He's a competitor ... He's always going to have that itch, but at the end of the day it's about being smart and letting it get all the way right."