Kevin Durant will still serve as NBA All-Star captain
Kevin Durant hasn’t played since Feb. 13 because of a strained left hamstring, and the decision to have him skip the All-Star Game was made this week after a follow-up MRI. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant won’t play in next Sunday’s All-Star Game and he might not even travel to Atlanta for the event, but he will remain one of the team captains, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.

Durant hasn’t played since Feb. 13 because of a strained left hamstring, and the decision to have him skip the All-Star Game was made this week after a follow-up MRI. The Nets‘ medical staff believes Durant needs additional time to return to full strength.

Durant will continue with rehab and will be re-evaluated after the break. Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis was selected as his replacement for the All-Star Game.

As captain, Durant will participate in the All-Star draft along with LeBron James to choose which players will be on each team. The event will be televised March 4 on TNT.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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