Durant expects minutes at center with Nets: 'Got to be ready for anything'

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It's been nearly 18 months since Kevin Durant last graced NBA hardwood after tearing his Achilles tendon during the 2019 NBA Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors.

Ahead of his first preseason tilt with the Brooklyn Nets, the 2014 MVP is looking forward to some unusual deployments under first-year head coach Steve Nash.

"I think coach is going to use me in a variety of ways, especially as a small-ball 5 and 4 sometimes. And bringing the ball up, too, so I've just got to be ready for anything," Durant said Wednesday, according to ESPN's Malika Andrews.

Durant - who's listed at 6-foot-9 - hasn't played center to this point in his career. The 32-year-old has slotted in primarily at small forward during his 12 NBA seasons, though he notably played significant minutes as a power forward after joining Golden State ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

The four-time scoring champion says he's expecting to use the Nets' upcoming pair of preseason tilts against the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics to see how his body feels post-injury.

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