Kevin Durant Explains Why He Joined Team USA

Kevin Durant finally returned to the court this past season after missing an entire year with an Achilles injury. Throughout the season, Durant had his ups and downs although he was eventually able to get healthy for the playoffs. Unfortunately, his teammates couldn’t say the same and as a result, the Nets were bounced out of the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Since then, Durant has joined Team USA where he will now be headed to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Many were surprised by his decision to play for Team USA considering he has been through so many injuries over the last couple of years. However, as KD told The Athletic, he feels as though playing for the Olympic team will keep him much sharper for next season.