Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant to sit out vs. Lakers with ankle sprain

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant dropped 30 in the first half on Golden State and was on his way to what looked like an epic game when the play above happened. Durant rolled his ankle, and while X-rays were negative Durant did not return for the second half of what was an eventual Warriors win. Durant now will sit..." December 19

  • Thunder's Durant injures ankle, expected to be OK

    Covers.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant missed the second half of Thursday's 114-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors with a sprained right ankle, but insisted afterward it's nothing serious. "I wanted to play, but we want to be cautious," Durant said after the game. X-rays taken at..." December 19

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Durant: "It was the foot I had surgery. I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious."

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    NBA.com/Stats @nbastats

    Youngest to Reach 15k Points (via ELIAS) LeBron (25 yrs, 79 days) DURANT (26 yrs, 78 days) *tonight Kobe (27 yrs, 136 days)

  • Kevin Durant on Kobe Bryant: 'I'd want to play with a guy like that'

    USA Today "Given the sorry state of the Los Angeles Lakers these days, it doesn't take much to get the storied team's fan base excited about the possibilities for a better tomorrow. In that regard, Kevin Durant may have just made their day. When asked about Kobe Bryant's recent passing of Michael..." December 17

  • Quiet for most of the game, Kevin Durant explodes late to close out Cavs

    The Oklahoman "More than a week into his return, Kevin Durant is yet to have that signature “I’m back” game. But on Thursday, he finally tossed up one of those quintessential closing acts — the kind that earned him the nickname Slim Reaper during a particularly terrorizing stretch last season. Durant is a..." December 12

  • Kevin Durant remains on minutes restriction. Not that it will matter vs. Sixers.

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best basketball and with that are on the current longest winning streak of the season. That Oklahoma City Thunder seem unconcerned. Kevin Durant will remain on his minutes restriction of 30 in his second game back from foot surgery when the Thunder..." December 06

  • Durant a big help, but he can't solve all of Thunder's problems

    Sporting News "Welcome back, Kevin Durant. Good gravy, do you have some work to do with this team. Durant, the NBA's reigning MVP, played for the first time this year on Tuesday, returning from a fracture in his right foot that was surgically repaired in mid-October. Durant scored 27 points, shooting 9-for-18..." December 03

  • Kevin Durant could play as early as Tuesday at New Orleans

    The Oklahoman "Scott Brooks stopped and thought about the question before answering. “Any lineup changes?” the coach was asked Monday. Brooks began with an “Um” before proceeding with a pregnant pause that left all in attendance at the end of the Thunder’s practice wondering if this would be the moment he..." December 02

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Scott Brooks says no changes as of yet with Durant's status. Says he's progressing and went through a full practice today though.

  • Kevin Durant to return from injury Tuesday against Pelicans

    SB Nation "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will return from a foot injury Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced. Durant will come back to the court just over six weeks after suffering a Jones fracture in his right foot. Durant's return, coupled with Russell..." December 02

  • Westbrook and Durant progressing in rehab, Westbrook could play Friday

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participated in ‘most’ of Thunder practice on Monday afternoon, including contact drills for the first time since their injuries. “They did participate and looked good,” Scott Brooks said. The superstar duo continues an accelerated path toward recovery,..." November 25

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

    The Oklahoman "As expected, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks...." November 24

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks said Durant and Westbrook will go through portions of non-contact practice tomorrow.

  • Kobe Bryant says he and KD didn't mean comments about Howard

    CBSSports.com "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21

  • Kevin Durant adds Sonic to list of endorsement deals

    Washington Post "Might we soon see Kevin Durant in those famous Sonic ads that feature those two hilarious dimwits talking up the gazillion different soda options? It’s a possibility. The NBA MVP announced on We Thursday morning that he’s a new spokesperson for the fast-food chain. Make those diet sodas,..." November 20

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook workout with eye toward return

    Sporting News "The Oklahoma City Thunder now sit at 3-8 on the season and are still without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Based on those early struggles, assumptions have been made about what the Thunder can do going forward. But a positive sign came for OKC on Tuesday, when Durant and Westbrook..." November 18

  • Report: Durant trash-talked Dwight Howard, repeatedly said, ‘You’re a p*ssy’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of..." November 18

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Kevin Durant appears to have his walking cast off. He's strolling around with shoes on.

  • Durant taking Kobe's advice to heart

    ESPN.com "After suffering the first significant injury of his career, Kevin Durant got some advice from another superstar forced to grow used to watching his team from the bench -- Kobe Bryant. "Kobe reached out to me at one point right after I got out of surgery," Durant told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike"..." November 04

  • Durant Could Delay Free Agency Until 2017 For Larger Max Contract

    Real GM Basketball "It is believed that Kevin Durant has already made it known to some people that his free agency decision in 2016 will come down to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards. Some teams are optimistic that Durant will consider all options as a free agent. Durant could also sign a..." November 04

  • Kevin Durant admits Paul George's injury influenced him to leave Team USA

    Washington Post "While heading to a gym in Oklahoma City to host his annual basketball camp, Kevin Durant sent a text message to Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski to let him know that he needed to talk about something important. Durant had made up his mind that he was drained and could no longer dedicate his summer..." November 04

  • 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

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