Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Durant won't rush back, says injury 'win-win'

    ESPN.com "The door swung open, and Kevin Durant rolled in -- literally, on a scooter -- to speak with the media for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot. "It's definitely a different experience for me," Durant said Tuesday. "I've never been injured before,..." October 21

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Durant on possibly coming back sooner: "Nah, I'm not going to rush it all. That's one thing I'm not going to do."

  • Kevin Durant undergoes successful surgery

    CBSSports.com "After discussing it for nearly a week, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant finally underwent surgery at the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina the team announced Thursday. Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks. Recovery time for the injury is supposed to be..." October 16

  • Kevin Durant sits on bench without walking boot or limp

    The Oklahoman "In somewhat of a surprise, Kevin Durant was in the building on Tuesday night. The Thunder’s injured superstar sat on the OKC bench during an preseason game against Memphis, wearing his signature KD’s without a protective boot on his fractured right foot. Durant even bounced around a little..." October 15

  • Kevin Durant still not sure of foot fracture treatment

    USA Today "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is still considering treatment options for the Jones fracture in his right foot and a decision about whether or not to have surgery won't likely be made on Monday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The people spoke to USA TODAY..." October 14

  • HBO reality series starring Kevin durant debuts in November

    Awful Announcing "HBO Sports has done a fine job with unscripted programming before, particularly the 24/7 series that’s followed boxers during the weeks leading up to key matches and hockey players before playing in the NHL Winter Classic. This time, the network will cover an athlete during his offseason and take..." October 12

  • Durant dismisses talk of giving up guaranteed contracts

    ESPN Dallas "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant strongly dismissed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's suggestion that the NBA consider eliminating the maximum restrictions on contracts in exchange for players giving up guaranteed money. "I don't think that makes sense," Durant said Friday. "Give up..." October 10

  • Kevin Durant filming HBO reality show

    CSN Washington "Kevin Durant had quite the offseason. Certainly felt like there was a weekly story or more on the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player and Oklahoma City Thunder star on the pages of CSNwashington.com (thanks for reading, by the way). Now comes a new perspective on all those KD stories in the form..." October 10

  • Durant on max deals: A lot of guys are worth more

    SI.com "Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant told reporters many players are worth more than the value of their maximum contracts, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports. Durant, the reigning Most Valuable Player, also agreed with LeBron James' assertion that the league's owners won't be able to claim..." October 08

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    In chat for @SportsCenter to air this week, Kevin Durant tells ESPN he intends to be on Team USA for 2016 Olympics after his '14 summer off

  • Kevin Durant battles the noise

    USA Today "The fingerprints were fresh on the window next to Kevin Durant, the screaming kids having followed the NBA's MVP from the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol building to the black Chevy Suburban that barely escaped the adoring masses. Another day of off-court work in his home away from home was..." September 29

  • Kevin Durant squashes beef with Lil B (or so he says)

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant… really good at feuding with rappers. Kevin Durant… good enough at ending feuds with rappers? The Thunder’s future might just depend on it. Durant got into it with The Game earlier this summer, but they put the issue to bed. That left Durant’s beef with Lil B. The Thunder..." September 29

  • Nike Unveils Kevin Durant 'Easy Money' Sneaker

    ThePostGame.com "Nike didn't waste much time making a splash with Kevin Durant after he decided to stay with the company despite a tempting offer from Under Armour. The KD7 Easy Money shoe, which will be released to the public Sept. 10, is pushing a lightning theme. That's how Nike is including Ben Franklin,..." September 09

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    darren rovell @darrenrovell

    Told Durant's Nike contract pays him $275M + $2.5M a year in salary (for 10 years) & an additional guaranteed $25M in retirement.

  • Sources: Durant offer by UA at least $265M

    ESPN.com "Kevin Durant's representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives, such a community center built..." August 22

  • How much has Jay Z factored in Kevin Durant’s flaky summer?

    New York Post "Kevin Durant’s abrupt decision not to participate with Team USA in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain surprised some and rankled others. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar cited fatigue, though president of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo mentioned a “contractual situation” while discussing the..." August 20

  • Colangelo says Durant withdrew from Team USA for 'contractual situation'

    CBSSports.com "Kevin Durant's withdrawal from USA Basketball less than a month before the 2014 FIBA World Cup kicked off in Spain was a big surprise to the international basketball world. Even though Paul George had just suffered a gruesome leg injury that left many wondering whether or not stars would..." August 15

  • Why Kevin Durant's minutes must be better-managed this season

    The Oklahoman "But Brooks has defended Durant’s mounting minutes by pointing to the game’s other greats, players who history shows have had similar workloads. With 20,717 total minutes, Durant ranks 17th in minutes played among players in their first seven seasons. He’s logged the eighth most among seven-year..." August 11

  • Kevin Durant withdraws from Team USA, won't play in FIBA World Cup

    CBSSports.com "Losing the reigning MVP and the best player on the roster is awful news for Team USA. Without Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love, this still looked like a nearly unbeatable team. That is not the case anymore. Durant was supposed to start at power forward. The logical question now:..." August 08

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    Yannis Koutroupis @YannisNBA

    Source confirms $320+ million offer from Under Armor to Kevin Durant. Offer includes equity in the company. Nike thinks they've lost him.

  • Kevin Durant could sign with Under Armour for $30 million a year, a deal that could help push NBA MVP to Wizards

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant won’t hit the free agent market until July 2016 but the NBA’s Most Valuable Player is on the verge of landing a blockbuster endorsement deal that could influence his future on the court as well. According to a person familiar with negotiations, Durant, whose seven-year, $60..." August 06

  • Drake, Raptors' global ambassador, recruits Kevin Durant

    CBSSports.com "Rapper Drake is doing his part as a fan of the Toronto Raptors. When Kevin Durant is a free agent in 2016, he'll be the most sought-after free agent on the market since LeBron James in 2010. As an up-and-coming team in a big market in North America, the Raptors could be a very attractive place for..." August 05

  • Durant says D.C. return is ‘out on the table’

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant isn’t ready to travel in time but understands that questions about his future are unavoidable. His contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder has an expiration date in 2016 and he will be the most in-demand free agent, with fan bases around the league – specifically in his hometown of..." July 31

  • Durant feels tug to return home to Washington after LeBron's decision

    Yahoo! Sports "Ever since LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has heard the drum beat louder for him to return to his hometown of Washington. "It's being talked about," Durant said after the U.S. team's practice for the World Cup on..." July 30

  • Keeping options open, Durant discusses his free-agent future

    CBSSports.com "The NBA's superstar free-agent merry-go-round never stops spinning. Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Howard and Anthony again, LeBron again, Kevin Love, and on and on. Once Love's attempted exodus from Minnesota is handled one way or another, next up will be the..." July 29

  • Wizards hire Kevin Durant’s old high school assistant coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "Flip Saunders, when he was coaching the Wizards, hired his son Ryan Saunders to his coaching staff. When Randy Wittman replaced Flip, Ryan remained on Washington’s payroll – until Flip became the Timberwolves’ coach and hired his son in Minnesota. That left the Wizards with a..." July 17

  • Will Durant "go home" to the Wizards in 2016?

    Covers.com "LeBron James' triumphant return to Northeast Ohio proved you can go home again, and according to Pro Basketball Talk, there's a chance Kevin Durant could follow the King's lead in the near future. If Durant (a Washington D.C. native) were to leave Oklahoma City when he becomes an unrestricted..." July 15

  • Durant believes LeBron made right move by opting out

    Fox Sports Southwest "LeBron James opted out of his contract earlier this week, making arguably the best player in the NBA an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team starting July 1. While the news has been talked about in great detail since, reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant doesn't think it is such a big..." June 26

  • Report: Serge Ibaka’s calf improving, will play for Spain in World Cup

    Pro Basketball Talk "If Serge Ibaka had a healthy calf, it is possible the Oklahoma City Thunder make the NBA Finals this season. (And then it is possible they fall to the Heat and change a whole lot of free agency dynamics, but let’s not go that far down the hypothetical yellow brick road.) Ibaka’s calf strain is..." June 25

  • Thunder teammate thinks Kevin Durant needs to 'get stronger'

    Fox Sports Southwest "Kevin Durant added his first NBA MVP to his resume this season, but he's still without a championship ring. After another Thunder early playoff exit in the Western Conference finals, teammate Kendrick Perkins has a suggestion how Durant can take another step forward. "I feel like he could..." June 19

  • What's next for Kevin Durant?

    The Oklahoman "A day after his most sensational season had come to a disappointing end, Kevin Durant was being asked how he’ll return even better. At the time, he didn’t have an exact answer. “It’s something I’m going to figure out,” Durant said. “Some different type of move that I’m going to figure out..." June 18

  • Durant credits Spurs 'system' for Kawhi Leonard's success

    Sporting News "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, the newly minted NBA Finals MVP, faced criticism from the regular season MVP before he could even finish his championship cigar. Leonard has been touted because of his NBA Finals performance, which featured one of the all-time turnaround. Leonard scored..." June 16

  • Fisher could help bring Durant to Knicks

    ESPN New York "When talking about Kevin Durant's free agency and the possibility of Durant's landing in New York, you have to start here: Every team with cap space is going to be vying for his services in the summer of 2016. You also have to remember this: Durant is extremely loyal to the Oklahoma City..." June 11

  • The Game claims Kevin Durant bet him $20,000 and is lying to not pay up

    TMZ.com "Kevin Durant is calling B.S. on The Game -- telling TMZ Sports he never agreed to write a $20,000 check if the rapper hit an NBA-distance 3-pointer. The controversy stems from a post Game put on Instagram on Wednesday -- in which he wrote, "Bet Kevin Durant $20,000 that he'd have to donate to..." June 11

  • Kevin Durant wins first MVP award

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named league MVP on Tuesday morning, collecting 119 first-place votes. It had been widely anticipated throughout the league that Durant would earn the award for the first time in his career. Heat star LeBron James was second, with six..." May 07

  • LeBron James says Kevin Durant deserves to be MVP

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant will be announced as the NBA’s MVP later this week, the first win of the ward for KD. The guy who will come in second is good with that. As the Heat focus on their second round series against the Nets, LeBron James (he of the four NBA MVPs) told the Associated Press he is good..." May 06

  • Sources: Durant to dethrone LeBron as MVP

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is expected to be named league MVP early next week, according to sources close to the situation. It had been widely anticipated throughout the league that Durant would earn the award for the first time in his career. The most likely scenario is a..." May 05

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    Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

    LeBron came to Durant's defense on Mr. Unreliable headline: "He's got to become a free agent one day."

  • Kevin Durant has become Mr. Unreliable in Memphis series

    The Oklahoman "Joey Crawford came sprinting at Kevin Durant, blowing a whistle and waving arms and the bright lights of Chesapeake Arena shining off Crawford’s bald head, and Durant surely must have thought only one thing. No sanctuary even at the foul line. Even with the clock stopped, Tony Allen sends a..." May 01

  • With the Thunder reeling, an Oklahoma paper calls Kevin Durant 'Mr. Unreliable' before apologizing

    Yahoo! Sports "For the entirety of the 2013-14 NBA season, we’ve credited the Western Conference with being a powerhouse; even by the West’s recent lofty standards of powerhouse-ism. All year long we’ve looked forward to a playoff bracket on that end that would feature eight teams well worthy of second or even..." May 01

  • Durant needs to supply a signature moment in Game 6

    The Oklahoman "On the morning that the Thunder started its championship march with the rough and tough Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Durant was asked if he was ready for this. But not just any kind of ready. Physically ready? “I feel great,” Durant said. “I feel great.” He continued. “I’ve seen it all..." May 01

  • Kevin Durant admits Tony Allen has gotten is in his head

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant is scoring 28.5 points a game, but one of the most efficient elite scorers ever — he had a ridiculous true shooting percentage of .635 this season — has been slowed down in the playoffs. With Tony Allen being physical on him and good help defense (including Marc Gasol) Durant is..." April 29

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Kevin Durant getting his left ankle worked on after Thunder practice today. Had a minor twist last night.

  • 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'

    CBSSports.com "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

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