On Team USA front, I'm told Kevin Durant - who pulled out last summer before the FIBA World Cup - will visit Vegas minicamp next month.
CSN Washington "Turner Sports analyst Charles Barkley joined SportsTalk Live Friday night on CSN to talk about a range of NBA topics, including the looming possibility that Kevin Durant could leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency and sign elsewhere. The Wizards have been structuring their roster to..." July 19
The Score "USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo expects Kevin Durant and Paul George to attend a minicamp this summer if they plan on representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Durant and George were both expected to play for Team USA at last summer's FIBA Basketball..." July 15
Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant will become a free agent in 2016 and most league executives informally polled at Summer League by Ken Berger expect him to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards are likely the only realistic options for Durant should..." July 13
CBS Sports "While everyone's still reacting to the big moves in the 2015 free agency period, next year's biggest free agent, Kevin Durant, is nearing a return to the court. Durant spoke with reporters at Orlando Summer League where Durant went to support his teammates on a break from his rehab process. Durant..." July 05
Sporting News "Free agency is in full swing, and although Kevin Durant isn't available this year, there is still much discussion about what he'll do when he has a chance to be an unrestricted free agent next season. Durant told ESPN his focus right now is getting back on the court following surgery on his..." July 05
Durant says he's jumping when he's shooting. Not quite running and cutting yet, but will move on to that soon.
The Score "When asked in April if he'd watch the NBA postseason, non-participant Kevin Durant answered with a "hell no." Well, whether he's watching or not, he's getting word on the feats of strength being demonstrated by LeBron James and Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals. "It used to piss me off but I..." June 15
CBS Sports "The Miami Heat always have huge plans. That fact might be a problem in the short term, as president Pat Riley and "Heat lifer" Dwyane Wade are involved in a bit of a contract dispute. Miami's plan, according to the Miami Herald's Dan Le Batard, is to re-sign Goran Dragic this summer, then the..." June 01
CBS Sports "Klay Thompson's father Mychal Thompson has multiple ties to the Warriors organization. So when he says that the team is going to make a "hard" run at Thunder forward Kevin Durant when Durant reaches free agency in 2016, it's probably a good idea to listen. Via Warriors World's transcription from..." May 02
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant on Thursday expressed excitement about the hiring of Billy Donovan as Thunder coach, saying he can’t wait to get started with Donovan. Here’s a full transcript of what Durant said about Donovan. Q: What was your reaction when you heard the news? A: I was excited. When you don't..." May 01
Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder appear close to hiring Florida coach Billy Donovan, which seems just fine with their biggest superstar. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Thunder are preparing an offer for Donovan and that Donovan is “enthusiastic” about the job. Woj also noted that..." April 29
Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant posted a note on Instagram Wednesday in which he expressed his feelings about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s firing of coach Scott Brooks. Though Durant said he supported the team’s decision to make the move, he acknowledged how difficult it is. “Today was tough for me. While I..." April 23
ESPN "After having a third surgery on his right foot, 2014 MVP Kevin Durant called this season the toughest year he's ever had playing basketball. "I'm definitely pissed. I heard a lot of stuff during this time I've been injured from everybody. From different people. Definitely pissed," Durant,..." April 17
Chicago Sun-Times "ESPN’s Bill Simmons floated in his latest column that he thinks Kevin Durant could be headed to Miami when he can become a free agent after next season. “Dudes will always want to play in Miami. For that and many other reasons, here’s your stealth Durant/2016 destination. Not Washington, not..." April 15
ESPN "As the NBA playoffs approach, the Oklahoma City Thunder may be forced to wonder what might have been if Kevin Durant, the reigning NBA MVP, had been with them for the entirety of the 2014-2015 season. Durant, who was sidelined for seven weeks last fall after undergoing surgery to repair a Jones..." April 08
ESPN "Kevin Durant made some of his strongest comments yet about his future free agency, going as far to say he wants to have his jersey retired in Oklahoma City. "I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don't really think about anywhere else," Durant told Revolt TV in a recent..." April 01
NBA.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant underwent successful bone graft surgery today for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced. The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley with Thunder medical personnel..." March 31
SB Nation "Kevin Durant is done for the season and so are the Oklahoma City Thunder. Unless they can somehow avoid the Warriors in the first round, which seems nearly impossible at this stage, the Thunder will be ejected from the playoffs quickly. It will be a bitter end to a bitter season. They'd entered..." March 30
ESPN "Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot and will miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. The news comes a week after Presti announced that Durant been "removed from basketball activities" and insinuated he..." March 28
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced on Friday that forward Kevin Durant will be removed from basketball activities. He will be further evaluated at a later unknown time, leaving him out indefinitely. "We've made the decision to remove him from basketball activities. He's not making the..." March 21
Brooks rules Durant out for tomorrow.
No Kevin Durant tonight vs Celtics, per Thunder.
Larry Brown Sports "Sam Presti heard the rumor that he would consider trading franchise icon Kevin Durant and shot it down forcefully. The rumor started when former Portland exec Tom Penn told Colin Cowherd that he would expect Presti to trade Durant if the 2014 league MVP does not commit to re-signing with the..." March 12
Kevin Durant was evaluated today and is expected to return to play in a week to two weeks, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announces.
Kevin Durant did not practice today and Scott Brooks says he's ruled out for tomorrow.
SB Nation "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is on a tear with fellow star Kevin Durant sidelined after another foot procedure. With Durant set to become a free agent in 2016, ESPN analyst and former NBA executive Tom Penn thinks these factors will make it "much more likely that Durant ultimately..." March 10
The Big Lead "How absurd has Russell Westbrook’s five triple-doubles in six games streak been? The Oklahoma City point guard has carried the Thunder while Kevin Durant has been out with a foot injury, and his stats in February are on the short list for one of the greatest months in NBA history (31.2 ppg, 10.3..." March 10
Kevin Durant asked if he'll return this season: "No doubt."
The Score "It's a good thing Russell Westbrook is a cyborg and will return after missing a single game with a broken face. Were it not for that, the Oklahoma City Thunder might be in some trouble in the Western Conference playoff race, trying to fight off two teams within striking distance without..." March 03
Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant has become more outspoken over the past few years, and that often leads to him responding to hecklers or people who say dumb things on social media. For example, look no further than the dude who decided to compare Durant and Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell..." March 02
ESPN "In two different tweets, Reggie Jackson and Kevin Durant summarized everything there is to know about Jackson's acrimonious end in Oklahoma City. Some two hours after word of the deal broke, Jackson tweeted, "Crying tears of joy #godisgreat." Six minutes after that, Durant tweeted, "Once a..." February 21
Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant clarified his comments to GQ about how he could have easily tried to get traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I think my words were misinterpreted a little bit," said Durant. "I read that this morning and felt bad, but I was just talking in terms of how the public views our..." February 19
ESPN "A candid Kevin Durant expressed regret on Tuesday for his comments critical of the media at All-Star Weekend. Asked about the job security of his coach, Scott Brooks, Durant said Saturday, "You guys really don't know s---." On Tuesday, Durant spoke with reporters for more than 11 minutes, even..." February 18
The Oklahoman "It's been quite the interesting week in the world of Kevin Durant. The Thunder's beloved superstar popped off at the media a couple times over All-Star weekend, then had some revealing comments in a GQ article that posted Wednesday morning. On Wednesday afternoon, following the Thunder's..." February 18
The Oklahoman "It started off innocently enough. Kevin Durant at his annual All-Star interview session Friday morning was asked about the difference between a star player having a great season and a MVP caliber season. Durant’s answer quickly turned into a debate-worthy discussion about postseason awards and..." February 14
Newark Star-Ledger "Kevin Durant won't be a free agent until the end of the 2016 season, but when he does, don't expect him to be blowing up Carmelo Anthony's phone. Durant was asked during NBA All-Star Weekend Media Day whether he would solicit advice from Anthony on the free agency process. He told reporters..." February 13
The Score "Commissioner Adam Silver may still have to add a third or fourth replacement to the Western Conference All-Star team. With Silver having already replaced Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin due to injury, the West could find itself short another pair of superstars. Not only is current MVP candidate..." February 12
Kevin Durant did not practice today. Questionable for tomorrow's game against the Pelicans.
The Oklahoman "As the Thunder prepares to face one of the league’s top MVP candidates, it’ll likely have to do so without the league’s reigning MVP. Because of a sprained toe that continues to linger, Kevin Durant is doubtful on Wednesday night against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. “Kevin did not..." February 04
Kevin Durant didn't practice today and Scott Brooks says it's unlikely he'll be available tomorrow against the Pelicans.
Kevin Durant is out tonight against the Magic with the sprained right toe.
SI "Multiple league executives believe Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant's next contract could be worth around $200 million, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix. Durant, who can become a free agent in 2016, is in his eighth season in the league since being drafted No. 2 in 2007...." January 30
New York Daily News "The countdown to Kevin Durant’s free agency has already begun in places like New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington and especially Oklahoma City, where the next 18 months will fly by faster than Russell Westbrook on the break. Phil Jackson and the Knicks have until July 1, 2016 to get their..." January 29
The Score "A toe sprain will sideline Kevin Durant for a second consecutive game when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday, head coach Scott Brooks said. Durant, who missed Monday's victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves due to the toe injury, was listed as day-to-day on..." January 28
New York Post "Already there have been reports, theories and blueprints on how the Knicks will chase the Thunder’s Kevin Durant in his expected free agency in the summer of 2016 — yeah, right, not this summer but the summer after this summer. Like with impending blizzards and shutting everything down, you..." January 28
Pro Basketball Talk "The Washington Wizards are 29-13, if the playoffs started today they would be the No. 2 seed in the East ahead of teams like Toronto, Chicago and Cleveland. They would also be a real playoff threat — when Nene is healthy the Wizards are a tough out for any team. This is the kind of team a lot of..." January 20
Kevin Durant on Dion Waiters: "We're going to make him feel wanted. I don't think he's felt that the last few years."
Fox Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to be getting the reigning MVP back in the lineup. Kevin Durant, who has missed the past six games after injuring his ankle, is likely to return to the lineup against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, ESPN reports. Durant missed the first 17 games of the season..." December 31
The Oklahoman "Following a disappointing loss in Dallas, the Thunder went through an intense workout on Monday afternoon – rare for this time of the season. “Today was a work day,” Kendrick Perkins said. “It felt like a training camp practice. One of them days where we came in, punched in the clock and got..." December 30