Jacque Vaughn and Steve Nash were the coaches of the team in safety and health protocols. They said that there would not be any limits on how Durant could play. However, they promised to keep a dialogue going during the game.
Durant was brought off the bench by the Nets in Durant's first game back from injury. Vaughn however stated that the All-Star forward was available to play right away.
Durant's absence saw the Nets fall from second to eighth place in the Eastern Conference, going 5-16. Although they are without Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving, the Nets believe Durant will be a significant asset.
Vaughn stated, "It will have an immediate effect on our juice as well as our level of play tonight for certain."