Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • How Kevin Durant could make an extra $100 million by signing a 1-year contract

    SB Nation "The Summer of Kevin Durant officially begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1, but the speculation about what the Oklahoma City Thunder will decide to do has been running rampant for a long time now. Durant is in a unique position given his situation with the Thunder, along with the exploding salary cap..." June 28

  • Kevin Durant on the Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo trade: "It's a good move"

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant was officially announced as part of Team USA in New York City on Monday afternoon. As part of the team's unveiling, each member was available to the media. Durant was predictably mum on his impending free agency -- "We'll figure things out, it's three days away," he told reporters..." June 28

  • If They Can’t Get Kevin Durant, The Hawks Will Reportedly Look To Sign Dwight Howard

    Uproxx "The Atlanta Hawks can consider themselves part of one of the NBA’s biggest, most inclusive current team categories: long shots in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. But, like the 29 teams who won’t get to sign Durantula, word of their post-Durant plans have begun to emerge, and they involve an..." June 28

  • Report: Kevin Durant may prefer long-term deal

    Sportsnaut "A lot of the talk heading into NBA free agency has surrounded the idea that many of the top players on the market will sign short-term deals as a way to maximize their earning potential moving forward. It makes a ton of sense for a couple reasons. First off, being able to hit the open market..." June 28

  • Hawks also want to get involved in Kevin Durant sweepstakes

    ESPN "The Atlanta Hawks' free-agent priorities are re-signing forward Al Horford and swingman Kent Bazemore, but the Hawks are also trying to wedge their way into the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Hawks, like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles..." June 28

  • Durant intrigued by Knicks: 'I'll talk to my team and we'll figure things out'

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony insists he's been hard at work trying to lure impending free agent Kevin Durant to New York. And while that's the sort of thing nearly every non-free-agent superstar says about nearly every free-agent superstar every summer, Durant appears to be listening. The Knicks' recent..." June 27

  • Carmelo Anthony Has Begun Recruitment Of Kevin Durant

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony has begun his recruitment of Kevin Durant in free agency. The New York Knicks are pursuing Durant in free agency. Anthony and Durant were teammates during the 2012 Olympics in London. "We've been together," said Anthony. "We've been talking." Durant's free agency meetings..." June 27

  • NBA teams feel Kevin Durant will return to Thunder

    Sportsnaut "NBA teams recruiting Kevin Durant are reportedly doing so for 2017, believing he will re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer. In a radio appearance wtih Adam Kaufman of CBS Radio, Adrian Wojnarowski says teams “feel they’re laying groundwork” for free agency next year, “since they..." June 27

  • Where Will Kevin Durant Sign? Ranking Six Contenders For NBA Free Agent Superstar

    NESN "It isn’t quite The Decision, but it’s close. Roughly six years after LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has the chance to alter the NBA landscape when he enters unrestricted free agency July 1. As expected, there are suitors aplenty for the..." June 27

  • Report: Heat, Warriors have best chance to sign Durant away from OKC

    SI "The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors have the best opportunity to steal NBA star Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder, a source told Erik Horne of the Oklahoman. In the story, which quotes NBA agents on the condition of anonymity, an agent said that Durant, “needs to be a good..." June 26

  • Warriors reportedly believe losing NBA Finals helps their Kevin Durant pursuit

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors seem to be of the belief that every cloud has a silver lining, at least when it comes to losing the NBA Finals. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Warriors believe that their NBA Finals loss actually improves their chances of landing Kevin Durant in free..." June 25

  • Celtics reportedly make Kevin Durant’s initial list of free-agent meetings

    Boston "The Kevin Durant sweepstakes does not officially get under way until July 1, but the Boston Celtics will reportedly be one of the teams with a chance to pitch the superstar forward in person. After spending the first nine seasons of his career in Oklahoma City, the seven-time All-Star is hitting..." June 25

  • Wizards are ‘pessimistic’ about chances at recruiting Kevin Durant

    Bullets Forever "Remember that awkward year in your childhood where you’re pretty sure Santa Claus isn’t real, but your parents don’t have the heart to dash your dreams yet, so you linger around in a state of limbo waiting for someone to either introduce you to reality or show you that your wildest dreams can come..." June 25

  • Durant reportedly choosing between these six teams

    Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is planning to host free-agency meetings at a singular location starting July 1, league sources told The Vertical. Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles..." June 25

  • Warriors eye Durant backup plans, FAs including Horford, Whiteside, Batum

    The Score "Despite winning a record 73 regular-season games, some of the Golden State Warriors' flaws were exposed during the playoffs, which culminated in a Game 7 NBA Finals loss after they held a 3-1 series lead. Key rotation players Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli may walk as restricted free agents..." June 24

  • Did The Thunder Consult With KD Before Ibaka Trade?

    Black Sports Online "The Oklahoma City traded Serge Ibaka to the Magic earlier today in a some-what surprising move, and it appears that the Thunder made the decision without consulting Kevin Durant. Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater shared the below tweet, which states that the Thunder decided to trade Ibaka..." June 24

  • Lil B will lift curse if Kevin Durant goes to Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks just received their greatest possible free agency pitch for Kevin Durant. Rapper Lil B aka “The BasedGod” said on Twitter Thursday night that he would lift the curse the curse he placed on Durant if the free agent comes to the Knicks Lil B has developed a reputation for..." June 24

  • Harden to actively recruit Durant in free agency

    The Score "Four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant will have a number of suitors this summer as he enters unrestricted free agency. One of the teams looking to acquire his services will be the Houston Rockets, with All-Star guard James Harden - a former teammate of Durant with the Oklahoma City Thunder -..." June 23

  • Durant Likes Warriors' Silicon Valley Connections, 'Sees Advantages Beyond Basketball'

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant will reportedly consider signing with the Golden State Warriors in the offseason. While the Oklahoma City Thunder are the favorites to re-sign Durant, the Warriors present a compelling case with how he would fit in replacing Harrison Barnes and for potential business opportunities. " June 23

  • Phil Jackson Lays Out Plans to Sign Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "The 2016-17 Knicks will feature a Big 3 of Carmelo, D Rose & Porzingis. That probably is enough to make them competitive at least in the EAST, but not a title contender, but what if they were able to land Kevin Durant? Longshot, but Phil Jackson is shooting his shot. According to a source,..." June 23

  • Kevin Durant doesn’t give a sh*t about commercials

    Reds Army "Kevin Durant becomes a free-agent in 10 days and he’ll make a decision that could shake-up the NBA. At a recent sneaker launch Durant shared some insight into his thought process: “I know how important this time is,” Durant said. “Like I’ve been saying all season, I have people I trust. I have..." June 21

  • Start the summer speculation with Kevin Durant and… maybe Dirk Nowitzki as Future Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "This is why the Warriors want Dirk Nowitzki. Did I surprise you with that name? I was surprised when I heard that a run for Nowitzki was bouncing around the Warriors’ thought process recently, but it makes sense. Joe Lacob and Bob Myers’ Warriors are going to be aggressive–we always know..." June 21

  • Presti on Kevin Durant's free agency: 'It's an opportunity to be pretty excited about'

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti still doesn't sound scared about Kevin Durant's free agency. Presti said at the end of the Thunder's season that he was excited about talking to Durant about the future of the team, and he did not deviate from that in an interview with Ken Berger..." June 19

  • Rockets ‘remain hopeful’ about July face-to-face with Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant will have his pick when he hits NBA free agency in July. And despite the realization that they aren’t a contending team right now, the Houston Rockets are reportedly still optimistic about their chances of a meeting with the All-Star forward. Interestingly, Marc Stein of ESPN also..." June 13

  • The Governor Of Oklahoma Offers Kevin Durant A Cabinet Position To Stay With The Thunder

    Uproxx "Once the NBA Finals end, the focus of basketball fans everywhere will turn to one man: Kevin Durant. Where Durant chooses to sign this offseason is undoubtedly the biggest storyline in the league once a champion is crowned, and teams across the NBA are lining up to make their pitches to the former..." June 12

  • Clippers Willing To Trade Star Player For Durant

    Black Sports Online "The Kevin Durant sweepstakes is about to start. A bunch of teams want him and will do almost anything to get him. We’ve heard about the Rockets, Celtics, Wizards, Heat, Knicks and even the Warriors. Well, now it looks like the Clippers are willing to what it takes to nab Durant. The Clippers..." June 10

  • Jared Dudley on KD2DC: ‘I don’t see it’

    Washington Post "If there remains a buzz about the possibility of Kevin Durant joining the Wizards in free agency, it is happening at pretty modest audible levels. Wizards fans, meanwhile, now appear about as optimistic about the prospect as they do about their team winning a championship anytime soon. Sure, when..." June 10

  • Kevin Durant interested in Knicks, per Skip Bayless sources

    New York Post "Maybe Skip Bayless is right. And if that’s the case, Knicks fans have the right to be extremely hopeful. The screaming TV provocateur said during Wednesday’s episode of “First Take” on ESPN that superstar free-agent forward Kevin Durant is interested in coming to New York. Bayless cited “a..." June 10

  • Serge Ibaka: Kevin Durant is staying with Thunder

    Larry Brown Sports "If Kevin Durant is planning on leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder as a free agent this summer, he hasn’t informed all of his teammates yet. In a brief chat with TMZ on Thursday, Thunder big man Serge Ibaka was asked if Kevin Durant is staying in OKC. “Of course,” Ibaka said confidently. “Of..." June 10

  • Kevin Durant not considering Rockets in free agency

    ESPN "Former teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden are "hanging out" this week, ‎but the close friends' ‎brief reunion isn't expected to have a real impact on Durant's forthcoming free agency, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Harden's Houston Rockets are not a team Durant..." June 10

  • Dirk Nowitzki: Kevin Durant should stay with ‘loaded’ Thunder

    Sportress of Blogitude "If there’s one NBA superstar who can tout the potential benefits of staying with one team for the long haul, it’s Dirk Nowitzki. And the Dallas Mavericks veteran believes it makes sense for Kevin Durant to remain with the “loaded” Oklahoma City Thunder. Nowitzki, who is pondering his own NBA..." June 08

  • Sam Presti Confident Kevin Durant Will Re-Sign With Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Sam Presti is confident Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant will be a free agent for the first time in his career. "We have the opportunity to sit down with him and talk about what looks like an incredibly bright future together," Presti said Monday. "I think you..." June 07

  • Report: Durant planning to play for Team USA in Rio

    Sportsnaut "NBA free agent Kevin Durant plans on playing this summer for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics, per Royce Young of ESPN, via Marc Stein. This news is especially welcome on a day in which Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry announced he would not be playing in Rio in order to let his knee..." June 07

  • Warriors players don't understand why the team would need to add Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Even as the Warriors advanced over the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games to the NBA Finals, and as they take a 2-0 series lead in search of their repeat championships, rumors persist regarding the viability and likelihood of Golden State adding Kevin Durant this summer. There are a whole..." June 06

  • Why a one-and-one contract wouldn't work for Kevin Durant in Washington

    Bullets Forever "Throughout Kevin Durant's free agency saga, most analysts agree that the smart move for Durant would be to sign a two-year deal, with a player option on the second year (AKA a "one-and-one" deal). By signing a deal like that, Durant could opt out next season and sign a bigger five-year max..." June 06

  • Isaiah Thomas on Kevin Durant: ‘That’s who I’m trying to get’

    Boston Globe "As Isaiah Thomas sat on his porch at home in Tacoma, Wash., last Monday after watching the Thunder lose Game 7 of the Western Conference finals to the Warriors, he had an idea. The Celtics point guard knows, like everyone else, that Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant will become a free agent..." June 06

  • Durant out of the playoffs but still on Warriors' minds

    NBA.com "Kevin Durant has been in the Warriors locker room for months, an obvious presence without actually being present, a loud constant without saying a word, even now that his season has ended. Especially now. The Warriors just pulled off one of the great moments in franchise history by erasing a..." June 04

  • Lil B Confirms James Harden and Kevin Durant Are Both Still Cursed

    Complex "Lil B appeared on ESPN's excellent new basketball show, The Jump, Friday afternoon, and he confirmed Rockets guard James Harden and Thunder forward Kevin Durant are indeed still bearing the weight of the dreaded Curse of the Based God. Tracy McGrady certainly believes in the curse on Harden...." June 04

  • Kevin Durant and the short-term contract: 'It's no sure thing'

    Sporting News "There is no question that the smart thing for Thunder free-agent-to-be Kevin Durant would be to remain in Oklahoma City and accept a two-year contract with a player option on the second year. He would maximize his payday in that scenario, moving the starting value of his max contract from 30..." June 04

  • Wall: Wizards need 3rd star, but giving free agent Durant space

    Yahoo! Sports "John Wall reluctantly went under the knife for the first time in his life and now he was bedridden, unable to move or shower because of surgeries on both knees, and feeling quite icky in his room at Cleveland Clinic. His mother, Frances Pulley, was at his side on Mother's Day. His agent, Rich..." June 04

  • Could Pat Riley sway Kevin Durant to sign with the Miami Heat?

    Hot Hot Hoops "The 2015-2016 season was ultimately a step forward for the Miami Heat franchise. They overcame the loss of LeBron James, the second best player in the world, after he left the Heat in the 2014. They overcame the loss of star forward Chris Bosh for the second straight season due to blood clots. In..." June 02

  • Kobe tells Durant to approach free agency 'holistically'

    The Score "Kobe Bryant played for one team and one team only in his 20 seasons in the league. But don't confuse permanency with inexperience when it comes to free agency. Bryant notoriously flirted with the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, and other notable destinations during his various negotiations..." June 02

  • Lil B says Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors won't save him from the Based God curse

    SB Nation "When Kevin Durant lost Game 7 to the Golden State Warriors after the Oklahoma City Thunder had gone up three games to one, Lil B wasn't surprised. The Californian rapper -- also known as the Based God -- had warned us before the series even started that the Warriors were going to win. It was just..." June 01

  • Kevin Durant most likely to stay with Thunder on short-term deal

    Larry Brown Sports "While it will no doubt do nothing to quiet the links to other teams, one report says that the likeliest Kevin Durant scenario this summer sees him staying right where he is. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, a number of league insiders believe Durant’s “most probable choice” will be to stay in..." June 01

  • Steph Curry reveals what he told Kevin Durant moments after Game 7

    Fox Sports "Moments after the Golden State Warriors toppled the Oklahoma City Thunder to become the 10th team to erase a 3-1 playoff deficit, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant embraced on the court. Two of the greatest scorers in today's game took time to appreciate each other's greatness and share a few..." June 01

  • Hawks expected to join other teams pitching Durant

    The Score "Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler is expected to make a push for free agent Kevin Durant this summer, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jeff Schultz. The Hawks would be joining a list of teams likely to reach the double-digits in pursuing the 2014 NBA MVP. The rising salary cap..." June 01

  • Thunder Have 'Real Concern' With Warriors' Kevin Durant Infatuation

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder have a "real concern" with the Golden State Warriors' infatuation with signing Kevin Durant, according to a source. Durant and the Thunder were one win away from defeating the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. “I was just stuck in the moment,” Durant told..." June 01

  • Kevin Durant gave Celtics list of players they need to sign

    Larry Brown Sports "There are probably about 25 NBA teams that have interest in signing Kevin Durant, but only a handful of them have a realistic shot. Are the Boston Celtics among them? In an interview with WEEI on Monday, Butch Stearns of FOX 25 in Boston cited a source who claims Durant’s agent has given the..." June 01

  • Report: Most insiders consider Kevin Durant signing 1+1 contract with Thunder most likely

    Pro Basketball Talk "The summer of Kevin Durant has arrived. What will the superstar do in free agency? File this under: Do they know something? Executives around the league are sometimes better positioned to gain and share inside information, but sometimes, they’re supposing just like the rest of us. The..." May 31

  • The summer of Kevin Durant has officially begun

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is not a kid anymore. In the wake of the Thunder's 96-88 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, that fact rings through as clearly as ever. His face was a solemn mask of disappointment and regret as he walked off the floor, no..." May 31