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Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 08, 2019. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and NBA veteran Kendrick Perkins both agree that the Brooklyn Nets are “gaining confidence” on signing Kevin Durant.

Despite being injured, NBA superstar and upcoming free agent Kevin Durant still has the eyes of the Brooklyn Nets locked this offseason. League sources have claimed that the team has been making significant progress in signing KD these past few weeks.

In a recent episode of ESPN’s "The Jump," sportswriter Brian Windhorst and NBA veteran Kendrick Perkins shared some updates regarding Durant’s landing spots en route his free agency this offseason.

According to Windhorst, among the teams highly interested in the 2018 Finals MVP, the Nets are most likely to win the contest. During his appearance on the show, Windhorst said that Brooklyn has been "gaining confidence" recently and has already made moves to acquire KD.

“The nets are gaining confidence that they can pull this off, they’re continuing to make moves,” Windhorst said.

Perkins backed up Windhorst’s statement and strongly agreed that the Nets are the frontrunners to land the NBA superstar. “I absolutely do. I think that the nets are the frontrunners to land KD,” Perkins stated.

Just days ago, it was reported that Durant has apparently been angry over the medical care the Golden State has provided him. Sources also claimed that KD was upset that the Warriors cleared him despite his right calf injury to play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, which resulted in his ruptured Achilles, New York Post reported.

“What I’ve heard, through various places, is that he’s not really happy with how things went down because of the injury. There’s an element of, ‘Was I misled as far as injuring myself coming back and playing and having a catastrophic injury like this coming off a calf strain?” The Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher said on “Big Time Basketball.”

In related news, the Nets could reportedly give Durant all the help he needs next season with the help of Dr. O’Malley and Brooklyn’s respected performance team and training staff.

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Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors and Team LeBron reacts in the second quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Feb. 17, 2019. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

With Durant still injured, teams do seem to be worried over how well Durant can bounce back should he successfully recover from his ruptured Achilles. It was once reported that Knicks signing Durant would be a big risk as the star is expected not to be able to get back to his prime form even after recovery.

An expert has also claimed that KD will never be an 82-game player again for the rest of his career.