Kevin Durant Injury – Warriors Betting Futures Update

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In Golden State’s loss to the Wizards on Tuesday evening, the locker room was somber with the team awaiting news on Kevin Durant’s injury. Durant suffered the injury in the early minutes of the game. Zaza Pachulia, the Warriors’ center, fell to the floor and rolled into Durant’s leg. He left the game immediately and did not return.

Players and fans alike feared for the worse. The injury didn’t look good, and many speculated last night that he might miss the rest of the season and the playoffs. However, it turns out that the play resulted in a Grade 2 MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise. He will be out for at least four weeks and then will be re-evaluated.

Warriors’ Championship Futures

Most sportsbooks had the Warriors somewhere between -180 and -200 to win the NBA Championship before Durant went down with an injury last night. Since the injury news, their odds have taken a hit, but per the oddsmakers’ the NBA landscape hasn’t changed drastically as many predicted.

Durant has been Golden State’s best player this season. He’s a former MVP and has been outstanding in his first year in the gold-and-blue, leading the team in scoring with 25.3 points. He’s also chipping in 8.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

Let’s remember that the Warriors were one game away from a second-straight title last season against Cleveland and they did it all without Durant. His absence certainly hurts them, but they have talent all over the court and barring something unforeseen – he should be back in the lineup for the playoffs and perhaps, the end of the regular season.

Current Odds

BetOnline (Full Review) has the Warriors at -155 to win the title. Bovada (Full Review), our other top sportsbook, has them at -150 to win it all.

Joseph Falchetti

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