Kevin Durant expected to make long awaited return for Nets vs. Pelicans on Wednesday

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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant dunks vs Denver Nuggets
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant dunks vs Denver Nuggets

It looks like Kevin Durant is finally ready to return, as the Nets have listed the superstar forward as probable to play Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Durant has missed nearly the last two months with a hamstring strain that initially was only supposed to keep him out for a few games.

Additional tests revealed a much deeper strain than initially thought, leaving fans up in the air on Durant's exact return date. But it seems like it's finally here.

The Nets were also likely being extra cautious with Durant, who, besides for being an 11-time All-Star, former MVP and arguably the best player on a stacked Nets team, has had a rough injury history in the past, including missing all of last season due to a torn achilles.

Unfortunately for the Nets, however, the team still won't be at full strength, as tests on James Harden's hamstring tightness-- which caused him to miss two games last week and exit Monday's game against the Knicks -- revealed a strain. He'll be re-evaluated in 10 days, the team said.

The Nets' Big Three of Durant, Harden and Kyrie Irving have only gotten to play together a total of seven games this season, something that we'll likely have to keep an eye on as the playoffs come around, and team chemistry becomes magnified.

Still, Durant now gets to see how he fits in with the Nets' two other additions, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge.

If and when this team gets to full strength, they are the odds on favorites to win the NBA title this summer.