[Kevin Durant says Scott Brooks deserves ‘a lot of credit’ for Wizards’ turnaround] Durant was injured less than a minute into the game, during a sequence in which Marcin Gortat was called for an offensive foul for throwing Warriors center Zaza Pachulia to the ground, causing Pachulia to roll into Durant’s leg.
Last season, when Durant was still playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, he left his lone trip to Washington — a blowout victory for the Thunder — with a hamstring strain.
In free agency this past summer, Durant met with six teams — the Thunder, Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics — before ultimately deciding to leave Oklahoma City to join Golden State.
Notably, his hometown team wasn’t among them — an omission Durant explained in an interview with The Washington Post that was rooted not in anything to do with the Wizards on the court, but instead a preference not to deal with everything that would have come with having to play in his home town.
I didn’t know what it would be.