After missing the Oklahoma City Thunder's last six games with a hamstring injury, Kevin Durant will return to the lineup Monday night against the Utah Jazz.
Durant hurt his hamstring against the Washington Wizards earlier in November and the Thunder struggled without him, going 3-3 in his absence. When Durant was healthy, the Thunder were 6-3 and were one of the best offensive teams in the league.
Not wanting to do anything "dumb," Durant didn't try to rush back. But after going through a full warmup with no discomfort, Durant was cleared to play and, according to Slater, he will not have any restrictions on his minutes against the Jazz.