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AUBURN HILLS, MI – DECEMBER 23: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a second half basket while playing the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on December 23, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo : Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

A month after an on-court accident in Washington, Golden State Warriors’ forward Kevin Durant is back on the court, but this time, he’s just limited to non-contact drills to improve his laterals and level of movement for the upcoming days. In fact, the Warriors’ public relations team publicized the progress of their all-star wingman through their Twitter account.

On the post, the team shared that the 26-year old Durant’s condition continues to improve just as they are expecting. He is was also spotted on camera by ESPN to be taking shooting drills just before the his team face San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.

They revealed that they will be asking KD to do more intensive drills over the next couple of days, which will include explosive cutting and lateral movements. The medical team will be evaluating his performance to determine if the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player will be in game shape to join GSW in their remaining games of the regular season.

Steve Kerr’s team, so far, holds the best record in the league with 61-14 and have already clinched a playoff spot which will be happening in a couple of weeks. They are coming off a 110-98 victory over the Spurs where, this time, nobody was on the bench resting.

Stephen Curry top-scored for the Western Conferences’ top seeded team with 29 points and 11 assists while his “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson had 23 points built around his 4 triples. David West provided the spark off-the-bench with 15 points, 4 boards and 5 assists to give the win for his team, who started to pull away towards the end of the third quarter.

Kawhi Leonard led the now 57-17 Spurs with 19 points, 5 boards and 2 blocks. LaMarcus Aldrige, Pau Gasol and Danny Green all chipped in at least 16 points but was not enough to cover Tony Parker’s scoreless game in 24 minutes of play.

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