Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James: Kevin Durant 'has played MVP-type basketball' and 'it would be great' if KD won MVP

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's what I wrote the morning after LeBron James scored a career- and Miami Heat-franchise-high 61 points to beat the Charlotte Bobcats and forcefully reinsert himself in the running for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award — a trophy James has won four times, including each of the last two..." April 10

  • LeBron all but concedes, says ‘it would be great’ if Kevin Durant won MVP

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James isn’t ready to give up the title of the game’s best player, and few if any careful observers would be willing to take it from him just yet. But the MVP award is different, in that it’s based solely on a single season’s body of work, and it’s largely subjective. It would be easy..." April 10

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Durant on passing Michael Jordan's streak of 40 straight 25-point games: "I don't really care about it. I wish it was over."

  • Kevin Durant scores 31 to keep streak going as Thunder beats Jazz

    The Oklahoman "In a game that had little competitive feel, Utah was quietly putting together a mild threat. The Jazz had scored 27 points in the final six minutes of the third quarter on Sunday, quickly slicing a 28-point Thunder lead to 12. It wasn’t danger time in Oklahoma City. But it was about time to..." March 31

  • Durant not worried about dip in free throw percentage

    The Oklahoman "For a vast majority of NBA players, an 86-percent clip from the free throw line is something they can only dream about. For Kevin Durant, it’s just a disappointing number that represents his second-lowest mark in the past five seasons. And of late, it’s been slowly dipping. Durant shot 85..." March 27

  • Vasquez on Durant: 'He's like Jesus in this league' "Dropping 51 points, including a winning 3-point shot in double overtime, was an incredibly impressive effort by Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant. Amazingly, it's something you just start nodding your head without much disbelief when you hear that Durant has done something like this. He's..." March 23

  • Kevin Durant scores game-high 35 points, leads Thunder past Cavaliers

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant came out pressing, evidently under the impression he could put away a crippled Cleveland squad with one shot. He missed five of his first six attempts despite a clear matchup advantage and figured things would get worse before they got better. “I had it in my mind I was going to..." March 21

  • Durant's latest scoring streak has him on the brink of history

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant considers his latest scoring tear the same as the rest. Secondary. But that doesn’t make it insignificant. In Monday’s win at Chicago, Durant topped 25 points for the 32nd straight game. He passed Spencer Haywood for sole possession of the second longest streak of 25-point..." March 19

  • Durant's defensive versatility an added bonus

    The Oklahoman "Here’s a brief list of some of Kevin Durant’s defensive assignments during the Thunder’s recent six-game homestand: •Blake Griffin, the Clippers’ hyper-athletic nightmare of a power forward. •LeBron James, the Heat’s do-everything small forward. •Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers’ lightning..." March 06

  • Kevin Durant likes 'The Servant' "As he strives to win his first league MVP award and to keep his Oklahoma City Thunder atop the Western Conference standings, Kevin Durant is ready for a new nickname. Just call him "The Servant" from here on out, the star forward told Grantland's Bill Simmons. "I like to serve everybody. My..." February 18

  • Durant well past tired of talking about LeBron "As the NBA’s leading scorer, Kevin Durant doesn’t hesitate to take any shot on the court. But off it, he wouldn’t mind taking a few less questions about rival LeBron James. Asked during Friday’s All-Star media day session to gauge on a scale of one to 10 how tired he is of having to face..." February 17

  • Durant, James pick Curry as No. 1 shooter ever

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The stars are aligned in New Orleans this weekend for the NBA’s annual All-Star Game. It’s the perfect stage to remind everyone that Miami’s LeBron James and/or Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant is the game’s best shooter, right? Not according to James and Durant. “Steph Curry [of the Golden..." February 15

  • MVP win would 'mean a lot' to Durant "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant diverted Friday from his longstanding campaign to downplay any conversation about personal achievements by conceding in an interview with ESPN Radio that winning his first league MVP award would "mean a lot." In a sit-down for ESPN Radio's "Meet The..." February 15

  • LeBron James on When Title Pressure Shifts to Kevin Durant: 'When I Retire'

    Bleacher Report "During his first six seasons in the NBA, LeBron James led his team to five winning records and four playoff appearances, losing twice in the second round, once in the conference finals and once in the NBA Finals. He was 24, two months from 25, when his seventh season started. During his first..." February 14

  • Scott Brooks not thinking about losing Kevin Durant in 2016 offseason

    Fansided "The 2014 offseason will see Carmelo Anthony and likely LeBron James hit the open market and have the chance to choose new teams but already fans are looking ahead to the 2016 offseason. That’s the year that Kevin Durant hits free agency, and much like LeBron James he’ll be doing so in his absolute..." February 13

  • Kevin Durant scores 41 as OKC beats Knicks

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant was a minute and change away from once again adding his name to yet another sensational short list. And once again, his team’s dominance kept him from fulfilling a remarkable individual achievement. Durant scored a game-high 41 points with 10 rebounds and nine assists in the..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant scores 31 points, Serge Ibaka adds 21 as OKC beats Memphis

    The Oklahoman "When the Memphis Grizzlies rolled into town, they came carrying the NBA's best record since Dec. 21. But with their floor general, Mike Conley, sidelined with a sprained ankle, the mission became much clearer and much more manageable for the Thunder. Don't have another letdown. Kevin..." February 04

  • Nene says Kevin Durant gets away with carrying the ball

    CSN Washington "As usual, Kendrick Perkins' face had a scowl, but instead of it being voluntary in hopes of intimidating opponents, this one was from the beating he took -- physically, and later verbally -- from the Wizards. John Wall missed a jump shot in the first quarter, and as Perkins went for the rebound..." February 03

  • Kevin Durant needed 95 tickets, 300 guest passes for friends to attend game against Wizards

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant is from the D.C. area, and given how red-hot he and his Thunder have been as of late, the demand from friends and family to see him perform in person was at an all-time high when his team was in Washington to face the Wizards on Saturday. The Thunder were riding a 10-game winning..." February 02

  • Durant's incredible run could have the biggest impact on Westbrook

    Yahoo! Sports "As Kevin Durant obliterates the NBA on a run of genuine genius, chasing down LeBron James for the MVP and championship, an inevitable moment of truth lingers for these Oklahoma City Thunder: the return of Russell Westbrook. All these peerless performances out of Durant, 10 consecutive..." February 01

  • Kevin Durant sings praises of OKC, sounds like a guy who wants to stay put

    Pro Basketball Talk "Consider this our version of the equal time rule. Thursday we told you the Brooklyn Nets planned to go hard at Kevin Durant in 2016 when he can become a free agent. They will not be alone — it is likely the Knicks, Lakers and a host of other teams that could have cap space that year will be..." January 31

  • Nets to target Durant in 2016

    Pro Basketball Talk "Let’s start with the obvious: If Kevin Durant decides to become a free agent in 2016 and talk to other teams, the line of GMs at his door will be as long or longer than the one LeBron James saw in 2010. The other obvious statements here are Durant and LeBron are different people, their situations..." January 30

  • Durant happy Greg Oden, Michael Beasley have landed in Miami

    The Oklahoman "Because of the timing of his rise to stardom, Kevin Durant has been and will forever be linked to LeBron James. Their basketball lives are intertwined. Comparisons have been made. Legacy arguments will be had. And, possibly, more NBA Finals meetings await. But James is not the first player..." January 29

  • Durant, LeBron brace for showdown "Kevin Durant called the recent praise directed his way by Miami Heat star LeBron James "flattering." "He's one of those guys who takes on the challenge, and I'm looking forward to going up against him," Durant said ahead of Wednesday night's game against the Heat (7, ESPN). But the Oklahoma..." January 29

  • Kevin Durant's play driving MVP talk

    The Oklahoman "Reggie Jackson called him the baddest man on the planet. Nick Collison insisted he's playing the best basketball of his career. Scott Brooks said he'll be an MVP candidate until he calls it quits. Reggie Miller declared he's already won this year's MVP race. Everyone, it seems, is..." January 29

  • Surging Kevin Durant closing the gap on Heat's LeBron James

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat foward LeBron James often looks for challenges on the basketball court. At times, it can get a little boring when everyone considers him the game's best player. It's been that way generally the past five seasons, with James winning four regular-season most valuable player..." January 29

  • Kevin Durant a rare superstar who can do no wrong

    Fox Sports "Kevin Durant got the ball when everyone knew he would. Atlanta ran one player at him, then another, but Durant spun right away from the defense, rose and shot. Doesn't matter if it went in or not because these days, Durant can do no wrong, and now, playing the best basketball of his career, on..." January 28

  • Kevin Durant has taken over

    SB Nation "Kevin Durant has the numbers -- good lord, the numbers. Durant has numbers so big they resemble one of his overstretched arms raining down jump shots and casting a dark shadow over the rest of the league. 31 points a game. 7.7 rebounds. 5.1 assists. A 50/41/88 shooting line that translates to a..." January 26

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Kevin Durant WILL play tonight against the Sixers.

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Kevin Durant (shoulder) is a gametime decision tonight vs #celtics. #thunder. He did not participate in shootaround.

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    Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

    Kevin Durant out tonight in Boston. Perry Jones starts in his place.

  • Expected 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters "On Thurday night at 7 p.m. ET, TNT's "Inside the NBA" will announce the 2014 NBA All-Star starters. We've gota pretty good idea of what that's going to look like based on earlier returns. Here are the expected results. The big questions: Will Chris Paul re-take his spot from Stephen Curry for..." January 23

  • LeBron motivated by Durant's play "Don't expect LeBron James to concede the league MVP race to buddy Kevin Durant anytime soon. A night after Durant scored a career-high 54 points in Oklahoma City's home win over Golden State, James said he's been inspired by the Thunder star's recent performances and isn't beyond using them as..." January 19

  • Kevin Durant says it is too early to talk about MVP award

    Fansided "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant had a monster game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Durant put up 28 shots, collecting 54 points, four rebounds and six assists. It was his third straight game with at least 36 points and that has some people in OKC already thinking..." January 18

  • LeBron 'jealous' of Durant's field goal attempts "LeBron James has MVPs, NBA championships and is considered the best active player in the game. So who could possibly make King James jealous? Kevin Durant. "I get jealous sometimes when I look over at KD and he's like 16-for-32 (from the field) and then 14-for-34. ... Man," James told..." January 15

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Kevin Durant will play tonight at Memphis after being questionable with a sore left wrist.

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    Josh Kopelman @Josh_Kopelman

    Kevin Durant did not practice today. Scott Brooks says "we'll see tomorrow" on whether Durant will be available against Memphis.

  • OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant: I'm 'flat out shooting too much'

    Sporting News "OKC Thunder forward Kevin Durant is the type of player who throws a lob pass and checks in with the scorer's table to make sure they are aware it wasn't a shot attempt. That is to say he cares about being efficient and getting the most out of every shot. He's long held the title of the NBA's..." January 13

  • Kevin Durant Tweets Smoking Selfie, Deletes It, Says He Was Hacked "This isn't scandalous as much as it is weird. Kevin Durant tweeted a photo of himself smoking—from what seems to be a hookah—before quickly deleting it and claiming his phone was hacked. Hookah's legal. (One can obviously pack other, non-NBA-approved things into a hookah, but there's no proof of..." January 10

  • Nuggets overcome Kevin Durant to sprint past Thunder in Denver

    Denver Post "The first real litmus test for the new and improved Nuggets rolled into town Thursday night in the form of the Kevin Durant-led Oklahoma City Thunder. Think you're playing well? Oklahoma City will be the judge of that. But the Nuggets passed the test. And it took all of them to get the..." January 10

  • Kevin Durant's actions as loud as his words in win over Rockets

    The Oklahoman "Perry Jones III hadn’t been in the game 90 seconds. But Kevin Durant didn’t like what he was seeing. And so the Thunder star called over his second-year teammate, pulling him off the lane during a free-throw attempt despite OKC owning a 15-point lead. “Wake your (blankety blank) up,”..." December 30

  • Kevin Durant opens restaurant in Oklahoma City

    Fox Sports Southwest "Kevin Durant has experienced a very successful basketball career thus far, becoming one of the best players in the world and now the Thunder star is look to make his mark in another area— as a restaurant owner. Durant has partnered up with the Hal Smith Restaurant Group to create a new..." December 14

  • Thunder's Kevin Durant not as worried about efficiency

    The Oklahoman "Last season, Kevin Durant's quest for the holy grail of shooting efficiency — 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line — was well-documented. And throughout the eventually successful process, Durant seemed well-aware and even consumed with..." December 11

  • Durant leads OKC Thunder past San Antonio 94-88

    The Oklahoman "What if someone told you before tip-off Wednesday night that Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant would combine for 30 points on 39 shots against the streaking San Antonio Spurs? What if you knew that Westbrook would account for only six of those points and miss 14 of his 16 shot..." November 28

  • James, Durant imitate Dirk's one-foot fadeway "In the heat of the moment with the game on the line, players do what they feel like they have to do. During a matchup in mid-November, the Dallas Mavericks were looking to get a crucial defensive stop against the Miami Heat. The Mavs’ defense put LeBron James in a bind, and with no other options..." November 25

  • Kevin Durant on Marcus Smart: He can play in the NBA right now

    USA Today "After Marcus Smart swished yet another shot, this one a three-pointer unleashed in transition without hesitation, one tall fan sitting courtside could only shake his head. Kevin Durant, watching Smart in person for the first time, then leaned back in his seat so he, like every other slack-jawed..." November 20

  • Kevin Durant scores 38, Russell Westbrook 30 as Thunder escape Nuggets

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant snared a kick-out pass from Serge Ibaka at the top of the 3-point line, rocked back and fired, letting off another long-ranged bomb that looked identical to his previous four. The only difference was this one splashed through the net, and when it did, Durant unveiled a..." November 19

  • Durant shoulders blame for OKC Thunder's turnover issues

    The Oklahoman "Over the past five games, the Thunder is averaging 19 turnovers. Opponents have converted those giveaways into 22.4 points. Thursday night's loss at Golden State was about as bad as the turnover problem has been for the Thunder this season. OKC coughed up the ball 19 times, leading to 29..." November 16

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kevin Durant called Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins: "1A and 1b." KD called Parker "the real deal" and Wiggins a future AllStar & HOFer.

  • Durant: Dirk 'one of my favorite players' ever "Thunder superstar Kevin Durant didn’t suddenly decide to steal Dirk Nowitzki’s signature move a couple of summers ago. To hear Durant tell it, it’d been in the works for about a decade. Asked after Oklahoma City’s morning shootaround when he identified the one-legged fadeaway as something..." November 06