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Kevin Durant Has Suffered Minor Injury With Team USA

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With the 2023-24 NBA season now in the rearview mirror with the Boston Celtics crowned championships for a league record 18th time, edging out the arch-rival Los Angeles Lakers, several superstar players will get back to work this week for Team USA ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris, France, later this month.

Ahead of Team USA competing for a gold medal overseas, the team got together in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the weekend and for the next week to build some chemistry and take on Canada at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.

Some players haven’t really been able to catch their breath, with Jayson Tatum and Jrue Holiday only recently removed from the NBA Finals, while others have had some time to reflect on the season while preparing for Team USA, like Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns, who is already dealing with an injury.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant is currently battling a calf strain and hasn’t been able to practice with the team.

Kevin Durant – USA men’s leading point scorer in Olympic history – has a minor calf strain and is sidelined to start Team USA training camp in Las Vegas out of precaution, sources tell me and @joevardon.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 7, 2024

Team USA began their practice sessions on Saturday and will continue having practice each day leading up to their matchup with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and company on Wednesday.

The showdown against a very good Canadian squad will be a good test for the Americans, as they will be facing some stiff competition overseas this time around and might not be able to cruise to a gold medal as they have in the past, which makes for an interesting dynamic moving forward with this star-studded squad headlined by LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Durant.

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