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Kevin Durant will enter free agency again in the summer of 2019 by opting out of his contract with the Warriors. In this picture, Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors watches the action against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Jan. 28, 2019. Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Kevin Durant will not make an appearance on Thursday for Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals but the Warriors hope to have him in Game 2 as the superstar travels with the team en route to Toronto.

Finally, doors have opened for the possibility of Durant's appearance in this year's NBA finals. Durant, who has been off-court since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets due to a right calf strain, will reportedly travel with the Warriors to Toronto.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr already closed the issue of a possible Durant comeback in Game 1 after announcing that KD will not play on Thursday night in an interview after the team's practice last Monday, NBC Sports reported.

But things may have taken a positive turn for the team and KD fans. Reports claimed that Durant traveling with the team to Toronto strongly suggests the possibility of the 30-year-old superstar's much awaited return in Game 2.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Durant will travel with the team to Toronto, leaving open the possibility of a Game 2 appearance, according to Bleacher Report. This is good news for the Warriors, and KD's impact will definitely cause the Raptors some major trouble. Needless to say, having Durant in an NBA Finals series is not only a big factor for the Warriors but for the NBA and basketfall fans across the world as well.

While having KD back for Saturday's Game 2 would be a game-changer, one fact still remains on the reality side of this KD comeback dream. Steve Kerr said on Monday that the 2017 Finals MVP has not even returned to practice with the team at this moment, according to Bleacher Report.

Without KD, the Warriors won six straight playoff games, which include the impressive and surprising 4-0 sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. Although these facts suggest that the Warriors have been doing quite well even without Durant, it is still impossible to disregard the services of the two-time NBA Finals MVP.

During the regular season, the Warriors and their new finals opponent, the Toronto Raptors, both lived up the hype, but the latter managed to win both games. KD and Kawhi Leonard have had some great battles during the regular season as well and having them both play against each other in this year's NBA Finals would be absolutely remarkable.

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Klay Thompson #11 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors react after a play in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, June 8, 2018. Jason Miller/Getty Images