Late Saturday morning, when the doors opened to media at Warriors shoot-around, Kevin Durant was hoisting three-point attempts next to Stephen Curry.

It was a sign of progress for a player expected to have his left knee re-evaluated in little more than a week. Still, his teammates are careful not to get overly excited.

“You just try to let a guy rehab and do what he wants to do at his own pace,” forward Draymond Green said. “I feel like when you start talking to a guy — ‘Hey, man, how you doing?’ — then all of a sudden they want to rush back. … Take your time. Get right. When he’s ready, obviously, we want him back out there.”

The hope remains that Durant, who sustained a grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise in Golden State’s Feb. 28 loss to Washington, will be back by the end of the regular season April 12. Though he obviously won’t play,