Kevin Durant on Warriors' Injury Issues: Not Anything Life-Threatening

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2018

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant speaks during a media conference on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Durant will miss 1-2 weeks to allow a rib injury to heal. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Injuries have been a major problem for the Golden State Warriors this season, but Kevin Durant has chosen to look at the positives.

"There's nothing to worry about," he said Friday, per Chris Haynes of ESPN. "We're all living life good. We're playing in the NBA. We got a couple ankle tweaks, we got a few rib injuries, a couple of guys got kicked in the groin, a little fractured thumb. Nobody is dealing with anything life-threatening."

Durant has been out since March 15 with a fractured rib. 

General manager Bob Myers told 95.7 The Game on Wednesday the forward could be ready by the start of April.

Klay Thompson, who has been out with a broken thumb on his shooting hand, is considered a "maybe" for Sunday. Draymond Green is dealing with a pelvic contusion, which he called "not serious" last week, per Haynes.

However, the biggest concern at this stage is Stephen Curry, who suffered a sprained MCL in Friday's 106-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks. It was his first game back after missing six due to an ankle injury.

The injury problems will likely prevent the Warriors from earning the No. 1 seed for the fourth year in a row—they trail the Houston Rockets by four games with 10 games remaining—but all that matters is getting healthy for the playoffs as they try to bring home a third NBA title in four years.

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For Durant, who earned $25 million this season and has a championship on his resume, it's easy to understand how he can stay so positive.

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