Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles this just in. According to the Nets, Kevin Durant will sit out through the All Star break with that hamstring injury. So, Richard, you cover this team. How do you feel about this? I think it's It's easily the right move for a number of reasons. One. The team is playing well, right? Not that you're concerned about. Um, you're not that you're concerned about where you are in the standings or this, but the team is playing well. Kevin Durant obviously coming off an Achilles injury. If he has anything lingering, it's just like Dude, sit out for two weeks. Your goals are to win a championship. You need to be 100% healthy. So the teams playing well, take the break. You'll be fine. Yeah, I'm with I'm with our jail. Nelson. George finally, right? I mean, who needs Kevin Durant? The chemistry is great without him while come back and mess up the chemistry, but not seriously. Kevin Durant. It's about the marathon, and not it's not about the sprint. It's about the marathon, and I think he should take his time coming back, you know, like Richard said, coming off the Achilles injury because one thing about Katie. He could fit in. He's going to fit in regardless. He's a guy that could play off the ball of fishing score. You can move him around multiple positions, so I'm not worried about him coming back in and fitting in with this team. So I think it's the right decision. So Perk. You started to allude to some of that, but give us some reasons as to why he would fit in so seamless. And it's probably more important for Kyrie and Harden to get on the same page. Well, I mean, because it's just who he is when you look at them and and you watched him in Golden State, I always was wondering How was he going to fit in with clay and stuff? And he did just that. Averaging about what? 25 26 points a night on 18 shots? That's how good he is. Like Kevin Durant is just an unselfish guy. That's all about team that could just come in and fit in, whatever. He just flat out Hooper. Though George, you can drop them off anywhere in America. Richard. You can drop me off anywhere in America except where Perkins Right now. No, no, no, we don't. We're done. Listening to Kevin Durant is just such an anomaly. It's like you look at Chris Paul wherever Chris Paul goes. He has his positive impact on different teams. LeBron James second year, you know, in Cleveland wins a championship. Second year in Miami wins a championship. Second, there are certain players that just understand the game of basketball and how it should be played in. Kevin Durant is one of those guys. He knows who he is. He knows his role. He knows what he does best, and he does it extremely well. So get him 100% healthy. We've seen too many double surgeries you saw with John Wall. You saw what? The markets cousin that torn Achilles a torn, as you saw with Klay Thompson, a torn Achilles torn a c l. So sit him down till he's 100% healthy. George R. J just said the same thing. I said The only the only difference was I said it in Beaumont, Texas style, and he said it from a graduate. Arizona. I'm with you. Give it. He just wanted to give it out there. The collegiate weight. But I gave it to you real in 100. I'm with you. Per you are 100. Richard. You're like 97 sometimes. Whatever. That's fine. All right. So let me ask you this woes is just reporting that demanded Sabonis will be the replacement for Kevin Durant. So, perk, let me ask you, we'll start with you. He's a big man. Gets in the game. How do you feel about Sabonis in the game? I love it. Look, I thought he should have been in the All Star Game anyway. Overbook ceviche. But that's neither here or there. I love. That's a bonus. Guy is the replacement. This guy is averaging 21 points, almost 12 rebounds and five assists. And to me, he reminds me of a baby Jochen. He brings the same thing to the Pacers. The yolk is bringing to the Denver Nuggets. The offenses ran through him. He skilled one of the best passing Biggs in the game today, and I love that. He got his just due by being a replacement and going down the All Star in Atlanta. You know what? I don't know who replacements in the All Star game were five years ago. So it doesn't matter that you're a replacement. You are an All star Sabonis. That is all that matters. Congratulations. You deserve it. And I'm happy for you and your team and congratulations. I love that perk was about to disagree with you there and then realize that you are actually saying the right thing. They're all right. Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube for live streaming sports and premium content. Subscribe to ESPN, plus.