Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant out, DeMarcus Cousins questionable for NBA Finals Game 1

We still may be a game or two away from Kevin Durant’s return to the Golden State Warriors, but there’s a chance DeMarcus Cousins will be on hand for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced that Durant (calf) as officially out and Cousins (quad) as questionable for Game 1 on Monday. The team reportedly hasn’t even decided if Durant will make the trip to Toronto for Game 1 and 2.

Durant has been out since suffering a left calf strain in Game 5 of the Warriors’ second-round series against the Houston Rockets. His estimated return date has been hazy ever since, though his team has managed a 5-0 record without him thanks to Stephen Curry’s 35.8 points per game since the injury.

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OAKLAND, CA - JULY 7: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant and General Manager Bob Myers display the jersey of Kevin Durant #35 Golden State Warriors during the press conference to introduce Kevin Durant on July 7, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 7: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant talk before the press conference to introduce Kevin Durant on July 7, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors talks to Kevin Durant #35 during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers at ORACLE Arena on October 4, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 30: Head Coach Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors are seen against the Phoenix Suns on October 30, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors looks on smiling as Kevin Durant #35 walks back down court during a break in the action against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half of their NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on November 23, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 17: Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors speak to the crowd during the Golden State Warriors Chase Arena groundbreaking ceremony on January 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: Kevin Durant #35 and Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors celebrate against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 9: Kevin Durant #35 and head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors high-five in Game Four of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 9, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors speaks to Kevin Durant #35 during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China at Universidade Center on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors talks with head coach Steve Kerr while there's a time out against the LA Clippers during the second half of their NBA Basketball game at ORACLE Arena on January 10, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 14: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors talks with Kevin Durant against the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at ORACLE Arena on April 14, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 8: Head coach Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate a win against the San Antonio Spurs on March 8, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 28: Kevin Durant #35 and Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after they defeated the Houston Rockets 101 to 92 in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 28, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 19: Head Coach Steve Kerr, Kevin Durant #35, and Quinn Cook #4 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) during their game against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 3: Head Coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors exchanges a high five with Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 3, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 29: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors high fives Steve Kerr during the game against the Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 8: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors and Head Coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors look on after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 8, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 19: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors talks with his player Kevin Durant #35 in the first half of a NBA game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 19, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
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Cousins was previously thought to be out for the remainder of the postseason after tearing his left quadriceps in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers, but he has apparently recovered faster than expected.

The Warriors aren’t the only team in the Finals with a return potentially on the horizon, as it was reported by the Toronto Sun that the the Raptors are “quietly optimistic” that key bench contributor OG Anunoby could be back at some point in the series.

Whoever’s available, the Warriors and Raptors are scheduled to kick off the Finals on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.

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