Long take on injuries in the modern NBA.
This guy's take in brief, the heavy schedule of AAU and amateur basketball is very bad, the rapid pace of the current NBA makes chronic NBA injuries worse, the load management and lack or practice doesn't help either as the player don't build endurance.
There probably is a lot of truth to what he says. I can hardly remember any non-contact injuries in the NBA when I was young. If someone blew their knee out, it was typically because another guy rolled them up (way to go Livingston).
I don't think a shut down of AAU basketball would hurt anyone... other than the elite AAU organizers who profit on amateur athletics. But I don't think it is the real answer. It does seem that the babying of injuries has only led to more injuries. The AAU game has been around for a few dacades and the pace of the modern game has has been increasing for years. We've only seen this explosion in injuries the last 2 or 3 seasons. IMO,sd the trainers point out in the video. A lack of muscle build up through training and an overly soft schedule... compounded by teams holding guys out for minor injuries.
Long story short.
I don't think we're helping anything by holding Durant out when he is healthy enough to play.