Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Kevin Durant WILL return to the Thunder lineup tonight at Utah.

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Kevin Durant is out tonight. Based on progress, though, I'd expect him to return in coming days. Monday vs Utah or Weds at latest.

  • Durant denies Westbrook rift: 'We're like family'

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday night, and had Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook present the award to him. The gesture signifies the strength of their friendship, in spite of the annual rumors that the two stars don't get..." November 22

  • Why Derek Fisher won’t jump-start Durant-to-Knicks talk

    New York Post "If Derek Fisher feels uncomfortable discussing Kevin Durant’s greatness, you can see why. Fisher and Durant, as former teammates, developed a strong bond. Any comment he makes about Durant, the Knicks coach feels could be taken the wrong way: as in tampering. Durant will be a free agent in..." November 20

  • Kevin Durant on the Warriors: The rest of the NBA's nightmare could happen

    Sporting News "No NBA team ever has had two former MVPs in their primes on the same roster. That could change, though, if the Golden State Warriors — with Stephen Curry, last season’s championship and this year’s best record at 11-0 — were to sign Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant next summer. And yes, it..." November 18

  • Kevin Durant's Hamstring 'Feeling Way Better'

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant will be out at least another two games but his hamstring is progressing in an encouraging way. "Feeling a lot better," he said. "Way better, actually." Durant will be reevaluated in a few days and has yet to practice." November 17

  • Kevin Durant out at least 2 more games, but hammy feels 'way better'

    ESPN "Kevin Durant said he is feeling "way better" after injuring his left hamstring Tuesday against the Washington Wizards. The injury will likely keep him out at least another two games. "Feeling a lot better," he said. "Way better, actually." Durant is set to be reevaluated in a few days, but..." November 16

  • Heat plan to pursue Kevin Durant this summer

    Miami Herald "The great cap boon of 2016 will leave the Heat with interesting decisions next summer: Do Pat Riley and Micky Arison keep most of the team together and leave themselves with very limited cap space to spend on outside free agents? Or do they use what could be $40 million to $50 million in cap..." November 15

  • Kevin Durant strains hamstring vs. Wizards, will have MRI Wednesday

    SI "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant left Tuesday’s game against the Washington Wizards with a strained left hamstring and will go for an MRI on Tuesday, he said after the game. “Long process of me getting back and then get hurt again is unfortunate,” Durant said. “But whenever I’m ready..." November 11

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    MRI confirms a left hamstring strain for Kevin Durant, who will miss 7-10 days before being re-evaluated, the Thunder say.

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    Howard Beck @HowardBeck

    Kevin Durant has a left hamstring strain. Will not return tonight.

  • Bradley Beal agrees with Kevin Durant: Wizards fans cheering for Durant is ‘disrespectful’

    Washington Post "The last time Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder descended on Verizon Center, back on Jan. 22, the game itself, a thrilling Thunder overtime victory, was a mere sideshow to the unusual scene surrounding the event. At front and center was the Summer of Durant, even though his foray into..." November 09

  • Why Kevin Durant wants game vs. Wizards to be just another road trip

    USA Today "If Kevin Durant has his way, Tuesday night will be nothing more than a routine road game between his Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards. The in-your-face free agency recruiting that went on when he faced his hometown team last season will be nowhere in sight, with locals more..." November 09

  • Durant says Thunder still adapting to new defensive system

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Oklahoma City Thunder are a bottom 10 defensive team right now — ranked 22nd in the NBA in defensive rating allowing 103.3 points per 100 possessions. Teams are shooting fairly well against them (eFG% of 48.2 percent, 18th in the NBA) but the bigger issue is the team is dead last in the league..." November 09

  • Report: Rockets making Kevin Durant their top priority

    Larry Brown Sports "There isn’t a team in the NBA that would not want Kevin Durant becoming the next face of its franchise, but there are likely only a handful outside of Oklahoma City with a legitimate chance at signing the soon-to-be free agent. The Houston Rockets believe they are one of those teams, and they plan..." November 07

  • Kevin Durant: Westbrook And I Put Each Other On Best Player Pedestal

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant said this week he believes Russell Westbrook is the best player on the Oklahoma City Thunder and was asked to explain the next day. Durant labeled himself the world's best player in the past. "That's how I feel. And he feels the same about me,” Durant said of Westbrook. “We hold..." November 06

  • Kevin Durant calls Russell Westbrook Thunder’s best player

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few months ago, Kevin Durant was calling himself the world’s best player. Now – after averaging 29.2 points on 49.5% shooting with 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, mind you – he says he’s not even the Thunder’s best player. He gives that title to Russell Westbrook. Durant, via..." November 05

  • Durant courtship in Rockets' future

    Houston Chronicle "What if Kevin Durant returned to Texas? What if K.D. and The Beard were reunited and draped in red instead of blue? What would it be like if an absolutely roaring Toyota Center didn't belong just to James Harden and Dwight Howard but to three shining superstar Rockets forming a triumvirate..." November 05

  • Billy Donovan: No plans to sit Kevin Durant during schedule grind

    ESPN "The Oklahoma City Thunder have no plans to sit Kevin Durant during a stretch in which they will play four games in five nights, according to coach Billy Donovan. The Thunder will play the Rockets in Houston on Monday, one day after their home victory over the Nuggets. After a day off Tuesday,..." November 02

  • How Thunder are borrowing from Spurs to keep Kevin Durant

    New York Post "The NBA, more than any other league, is dominated by transcendant talents, the true superstars capable of elevating an also-ran to a contender. That’s why the potential free agency of LeBron James in 2010 was followed breathlessly for an entire season until he announced his decision to “take his..." October 22

  • Kevin Durant appears healthy and ready to dominate

    SB Nation "Kevin Durant is a near 7-footer with a history of foot problems. This is something that should terrify Thunder fans, and also anyone who loves the game of basketball and watching all-time great talents. By now you're familiar with the history. Durant missed the first 17 games of last season due..." October 20

  • Kevin Durant wants to own an NFL team and of course his first choice is the Redskins

    Washington Post "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant made an appearance on ESPN’s Fantasy Football Focus podcast with Matthew Berry and Field Yates and talked about his fantasy prowess and his love of football in general. He even hinted at wanting to potentially own an NFL franchise at some..." October 18

  • Kevin Durant won't answer questions about his health anymore

    Sporting News "When Kevin Durant went for a simple finish in recent preseason game instead of a dunk, questions started to arise as to how healthy he was. The 2013-14 NBA MVP is tired of talking about his injuries — he’s ready to let his game do the talking. In fact, he doesn’t even want to be questioned..." October 14

  • Stephen A. Smith threatens Durant: 'You don't want to make an enemy out of me'

    USA Today "After Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant strongly dismissed a Stephen A. Smith report that he was considering a move to the Los Angeles Lakers, Smith fired back on Monday, telling Durant “you don’t want to make an enemy out of me.” In a segment on ESPN First Take, Smith said “You don’t..." October 05

  • Report: Kevin Durant Considering Lakers if He Leaves OKC

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant’s free agency may still be some nine months away, but the unending speculation promises to only intensify between now and Jul.1. Durant hasn’t indicated which way he’s leaning once he hits the open market, leaving the rest of us to take wild guesses. Enter Stephen A. Smith, who..." September 30

  • A healthy Kevin Durant is 'ready to go'

    ESPN "Fully healthy and medically cleared for the first time since having a third foot surgery in March, Kevin Durant is ready and excited to open training camp for his ninth season on Tuesday. "I feel great," Durant said. "I'm ready to go. I did everything necessary in order for me to be back on the..." September 28

  • John Wall Confirms That He’ll Definitely Try To Recruit Kevin Durant To The Wizards

    Uproxx "The summer of 2016 is a year away, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the chatter about Kevin Durant‘s impending free agency is going to dominate the headlines in OKC and elsewhere and be the source of endless distraction for the Thunder as they try to work their way back into contention in..." September 28

  • Kevin Durant Joining The Players’ Tribune As Deputy Publisher

    Black Sports Online "Kevin Durant is making another big move, this time hopping into the digital media world, on Derek Jeter’s platform, The Player’s Tribune." September 25

  • Draymond Green calls Kevin Durant the league's most underrated trash-talker

    The Oklahoman "Draymond Green’s team carries the NBA title belt and, individually, he carries a reputation as the league’s best current trash-talker. But when asked his opinion for his biggest challenger for the crown, Green had an interesting answer. Appearing on ESPN radio’s Freddie Coleman Show, Green..." September 24

  • Presti on Kevin Durant's free agency: 'He knows how we feel about him'

    ESPN "Kevin Durant has been fully cleared for all basketball activities, Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Wednesday. "He's been playing without restriction, 5-on-5 and competing as normal," Presti said at his preseason news conference. "With that said, as any of our players coming off injury,..." September 24

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Kevin Durant is full cleared for camp, per Sam Presti.

  • Kevin Durant fully cleared for Thunder training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant is ready to go. Actually, he is already going. The former MVP is coming off multiple surgeries to repair a Jones fracture to his right foot, but he has been playing 5-on-5 at the Thunder practice facility and is fully cleared for practice, Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti said at a news..." September 23

  • Kevin Durant: 'I'm still the best player in the world'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's easy to forget that we're just one year removed from Kevin Durant being crowned the NBA's Most Valuable Player because, in the context of 24/7/365 sports consumption, one year tends to feel more like 1,000. (I mean, Luke Ridnour's been on six teams since "You the real MVP.") It's true,..." September 09

  • Kevin Durant lists all-time starting five, excludes himself and LeBron

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is overseas as part of a Nike promotional tour for the KD 8, and spoke with website NBA Maniacs, which is published in Spanish. He was asked who his all-time starting five would be, and Durant gave a pretty informed answer, which does not include his friend LeBron James. From NBA..." September 07

  • Kevin Durant Is Reportedly Considering Joining Carmelo Anthony In New York

    Uproxx "You can probably speculate as to which talking head on which network made the suggestion, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you what Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN last week about the impending free agency of Kevin Durant AND Kobe Bryant. Durant’s July, 2016 has been discussed ad nauseam..." September 05

  • Could Kobe, Durant end up joining Carmelo in New York?

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is going to be a free agent next summer, and he said recently that he's not thinking about that. He doesn't want anyone to believe any rumors about his future unless he, his agent or his manager are directly quoted. Keep that in mind, then, as we look at what was said on "First Take"..." September 04

  • Heat remain serious about chasing Kevin Durant in 2016

    CBS Sports "Last year, rumors started percolating that as the Heat tried to recover from the shock and hangover of LeBron James' departure back to Ohio, Miami President Pat Riley was already making plans for next summer and its top free agent, Kevin Durant. Then came Dwyane Wade's contract dispute, and a..." September 04

  • Will Miami make a run at Kevin Durant?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant isn’t going to talk about the rumors swirling around his free agency, and he doesn’t want you to believe what “sources” say about his plans. That’s fair, Durant doesn’t know for sure what he will do next summer yet, why would anyone else? But if you’re the GM of a team, especially..." September 01

  • Kevin Durant's 2016 decision more difficult than just picking a team

    The Score "There's a good reason Kevin Durant is warning fans not to listen to rumors ahead of his free agency in 2016: He has an incredibly complicated decision to make, one it's unlikely he's figured out yet himself. With the salary cap jumping an anticipated 28 percent, a good portion of the league..." August 27

  • Kevin Durant says don’t believe thousands of rumors to come about his free agency plans

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant is the franchise changing, super-elite free agent next summer that every team is dreaming about. While logic would tell you Oklahoma City remains the clear frontrunner, fans and executives dreams of free agency are not based in logic. Teams are planning just in case; fans are..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant Reveals Unknown Bone Break in Foot, but Says He's Healthy Now

    Bleacher Report ""Signs of regression" served as the announced reason for Kevin Durant to undergo a third surgery on his right foot March 31, officially ending a season that saw the former MVP play 27 games. Now that he has returned to the court with the dynamic force he brought back Wednesday on the second day..." August 14

  • Kevin Durant: "I Feel Like I'm the Best Player in the World"

    Complex "Over the past year, Kevin Durant hasn't been afraid to say what is on his mind. Whether he's lashing out at the media over questions about his now former head coach Scott Brooks or calling someone a dickhead on Instagram for saying his teammate Russell Westbrook was better than him, Durant has..." August 13

  • Kevin Durant: 'Back to myself' after surgery recovery

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant believes he's back. Just four months removed from foot surgery, Durant finds himself training lightly at the USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas. But beyond basic shooting drills and layup lines, Durant feels like he's ready for real action. "I'm back to myself," he declared on..." August 12

  • Kevin Durant on 2016 free agency: ‘I’m just trying to go out there and not get cussed out by Russell Westbrook’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016. He’ll no shortage of suitors, including the incumbent Thunder and his hometown Wizards. He’s also facing championship expectations in Oklahoma City. If everyone is healthy, the Thunder are good enough to win it all. How does Durant..." August 11

  • Kevin Durant will practice with Team USA

    USA Today "Kevin Durant is back – almost. According to his agent, Rich Kleiman of Roc Nation Sports, and his manager, Charlie Bell, the Oklahoma City Thunder star who played just 27 games last season because of a fracture in his right foot plans to practice on Tuesday and Wednesday with Team USA at..." August 10

  • What if Kevin Durant asked for a trade?

    Crossover Chronicles "It’s a hypothetical that’s never going to happen, but we’re going to have some fun with anyway. What could the Oklahoma City Thunder get in a trade if Kevin Durant tells general manager Sam Presti he won’t be returning? Durant has one year and just over $20 million left on his contract. In this..." August 08

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    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.

  • Charles Barkley hopes Kevin Durant stays in OKC 'his entire career'

    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

  • Jerry Colangelo: Durant, George must attend Team USA summer camp to play in Olympics

    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

  • Most Execs Expect Kevin Durant To Re-Sign With Thunder In 2016

    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