Kevin Durant cleared to practice, to play Saturday barring setback

The Golden State Warriors have fully cleared Kevin Durant to practice, and barring any setback he’ll be on the court Saturday when they take on the New Orleans Pelicans.

Durant has been slowly working his way back to this point since first injuring his knee over a month ago. He recently looked good in practice (watch here), and obviously the team isn’t concerned about his health given the clearance for full practice.

Returning Saturday gives Durant three games to get himself into game shape before the playoffs begin. The Warriors, currently on a 13-game winning streak, appear to be getting their ducks in a very nice row for a third straight NBA Finals appearance.

Before he was injured, Durant was averaging 25.3 points, 4.8 assistsĀ and 8.2 rebounds per game.