Kevin Durant had a message for Brooklyn Nets fans during a Tuesday radio interview -- don't expect me to play this season.
Durant, who signed with Brooklyn as a free agent during the offseason, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during the NBA Finals while with the Golden State Warriors.
There has been talk and hope among fans that Durant could return sooner than most people with a similar injury -- perhaps by season's end and/or the playoffs.
Speaking live on New York's Hot 97 on Tuesday, the forward pooh-poohed that notion.
"I'm still human. It takes a lot of time," Durant said. "Everyday process, man. It's tough to dive into it every day. Two, three hours of just rehab just trying to get back strong. But no, nothing, no accelerated process. I'm just working like everybody else who ever tore their Achilles."
When asked if Nets fans should go into the season expecting not to see him on the court, Durant replied: "Yeah."