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Prior to last season, Durant had a screw inserted into his right foot after suffering a Jones fracture. He missed the beginning part of the season, but returned to play in 27 games. In those games, Durant averaged 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists. At times, Durant even resembled the same fearless player that won the MVP award last season.
However, he underwent surgery back on February 23 in an attempt to alleviate soreness and discomfort that had developed in his right foot, due to the screw that was initially inserted. In the following weeks, Durant's health and expected return time were being consistently re-evaluated.
|Durant won his first MVP award|
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|Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook|
has carried the team offensively in Durant's absence.
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Point guard Russell Westbrook has carried the team on his back, since Durant has been sidelined, and is making a strong push for this year's MVP award with a stat-line of 27.3 points, 8.7 assists, and 7.1 rebounds per game this season.
What's beginning to loom on the horizon for the Oklahoma City Thunder is the fact that Durant will become a free agent after the 2015-2016 season.
In eight NBA seasons, Durant has career averages of 27.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, while shooting over 48 percent from the field.
Will Kevin Durant be able to come back from his recent injury troubles? And will this recent development impact how Oklahoma City deals with Durant in free agency after next season?
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