Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant on Draymond Green's Non-Suspension: NBA Is "Pro-Business"

    Complex "Draymond Green has been on many Thunder fans' shit list after he kicked Steven Adams in the nuts (twice!) during the Western Conference Finals. And it doesn't help his case that he explained in his "playoff diary" that, although he's sorry, he doesn't want to immediately make amends with Adams for..." May 24

  • Kevin Durant on foot injury: ‘I was scared, I was worried’

    The Score "Kevin Durant is two wins away from reaching the NBA Finals, but it was just a year ago he was concerned his career might be over. The Oklahoma City Thunder star was limited to 27 games last season after surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot, and he admitted there was a thought..." May 24

  • Lil B Explains via Twitter How KD is Trying to Break The Curse

    Black Sports Online "KD and Russell Westbrook are playing at levels even the Based God can’t stop them. " May 23

  • Report: Heat privately admit signing Durant is a long shot

    Yardbarker "The Miami Heat’s reported interest in soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant makes a ton of sense for numerous reasons. First off, the team needs to add another upper-echelon player to its existing roster in order to contend for a championship. That much was made clear during Miami’s series loss to..." May 23

  • Kevin Durant Explains Why He Said "F**k You" to Dion Waiters During Game 2

    The Oklahoman "In the second quarter of Thunder-Warriors Game 2, Kevin Durant raised his hand on the fast break, signaling to Dion Waiters for a pass. He clapped as he started to run under the basket. Durant obviously wanted the ball. Waiters, dribbling up the other side of the court, held it instead, waiting..." May 22

  • Brooklyn Nets hire Kevin Durant's former trainer as shooting coach

    Nets Daily "David Aldridge reports the Nets have hired Kevin Durant's former personal trainer as shooting coach. Harrington has referred to himself as a "shooting specialist" and "skills trainer." He has spent the past several years building With Purpose Training, working with various NBA and NCAA..." May 22

  • Thunder's Adams: Draymond has 'peaked with annoyingness'

    CSN Bay Area "Draymond Green is very demonstrative on the court and is known for wearing his emotions on his sleeves. When asked if Draymond is being more pesky and annoying in the series against the Thunder, Steven Adams didn't hold back. "I think he's peaked with annoyingness," Adams told..." May 21

  • Miami's Top Priority Is To Get Meeting With Kevin Durant

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat continue to plan on pursuing Kevin Durant in free agency. The Heat are limited in how they can pursue Durant while re-signing Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade where it would be virtually impossible. "The plan is and always has been: Go after Durant and free everything up – so..." May 20

  • Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry: ‘He makes bad shots’

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors evened up the Western Conference Finals at a game a piece with a dominating in over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Wednesday night. What seemed to be a close game through the first half turned into a blowout within the matter of a couple minutes, primarily due..." May 20

  • How Kevin Durant Indirectly Helped Under Armour Blow Up

    Yahoo! Sports "When Under Armour went all in to sign Kevin Durant during the summer of 2014, the appeal was clear from the start. Durant was the reigning league MVP, an Olympian and perennial All-Star starter. He headlined one of the Western Conference's elite teams. He was a pure scorer with a jump shot..." May 20

  • Count Kevin Durant out (and maybe Dwight Howard in?) for Blazers plans

    Oregonian "Marc Spears of the ESPN's The Undefeated joined the Bald Faced Truth radio show (12-3p on 750-AM and 102.9-FM) to talk about the NBA playoffs, the coaching hires, and why he thinks Kevin Durant is going to stay in Oklahoma City... and how Dwight Howard would be an interesting fit in..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant not in a celebratory mood

    East Bay Times "There wasn't any major celebrating after the Oklahoma City Thunder stole Game 1 of their Western Conference finals series with the defending champion Warriors. "What's to celebrate?" Thunder star Kevin Durant asked rhetorically. "We didn't win anything. We didn't win a championship. "We're..." May 17

  • Paramedic says Kevin Durant helped an ambulance in a traffic jam

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was driving down the road when he happened to find an ambulance stuck in rush hour traffic. EMSA paramedic Peter Radford told News9 in Oklahoma that Durant turned on his hazard lights and helped the ambulance make its way through the traffic jam in what..." May 15

  • Kevin Durant -- Leaving OKC Would Be 'Epic Loss' ... Says Congressman

    TMZ "Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma would be a "tragedy beyond belief" ... this according to Oklahoma congressman Tom Cole who has a message for Jay Z -- DON'T LET HIM GO!!! Rep. Cole praises Durant as a hero in the state -- especially after KD cut a $1 MILLION check to help the tornado recovery..." May 13

  • Kevin Durant's impending big decision and what it means for Thunder

    USA Today "Across from the Chesapeake Arena that Kevin Durant has called his basketball home since 2008, just west of the railroad that cuts through town, there’s a poster of the Oklahoma City Thunder star plastered on the convention center wall. There’s another one on the building over by the water..." May 11

  • Durant: 'Money isn't everything'

    The Score "There will be no shortage of suitors with deep pockets once Kevin Durant hits free agency this summer, but the seven-time All-Star hinted that it isn't necessarily boatloads of money he seeks. Durant praised David West on Saturday for taking less money last offseason to sign with the San..." May 07

  • Durant's mother the subject of new Lifetime movie

    The Hollywood Reporter "Lifetime's original movie is inspired by the basketball star's mother, to whom he dedicated his NBA MVP award speech in 2014. Standing on the red carpet at New York City’s Dolby Theater on Wednesday evening, Wanda Durant apologized for her puffy eyes. “I’ve been crying for almost a week now,..." May 07

  • Kevin Durant to the Miami Heat Makes Sense For a Few Reasons

    The Big Lead "Pat Riley is a genius, but you already knew that. He was able to shuffle the Miami Heat roster in 2010 to make room for Chris Bosh and LeBron James. It resulted in four straight trips to the Finals, and two titles. Then LeBron left and Miami missed the playoffs. But as anticipated, they’re a..." May 06

  • KD joining the Spurs is scary yet possible with these salary cap maneuvers

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant could join the Warriors this summer. That is possible because, in the 2016 NBA offseason, almost anything is possible. The $1 billion in salary cap space and the lack of bad long-term contracts around the league open doors that would have been inconceivable in almost any other..." May 05

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Argued on Sidelines as Thunder's Lead Dwindled

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook arguing on the sidelines is the type of thing that will be nothing if the Thunder pull out the game, and something if they do not. Leading San Antonio 85-76 midway through the fourth quarter, OKC gave up two quick three-pointers to Danny Green, and the lead..." May 03

  • Magic Johnson says Lakers should pursue LeBron James, Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan, probably tampers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Magic Johnson is terrible on Twitter. His tweets are simplistic nonsense. He obviously knows a lot about basketball, but instead of sharing that expertise, he sounds like a cross between a lowest-common-denominator fan and low-rent news service. He spouts ideas like the Lakers trying to sign..." May 02

  • Chauncey Billups: Celtics Better Destination For Durant Than Lakers

    NESN "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is able to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and there would be no shortage of suitors if the All-Star forward hit the market. The Boston Celtics reportedly believe Durant will give them a visit if he reaches free agency, and they..." May 02

  • Durant won't share emotions with reporter after Game 1 loss: 'I'm not telling you'

    The Score "Kevin Durant wasn't in the sharing mood after his Oklahoma City Thunder suffered an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night. "I'm not telling you," Durant told a reporter, when asked to describe his emotions after the 124-92..." May 01

  • Report: Celtics believe Kevin Durant will visit in free agency

    NESN "The Boston Celtics’ season ended on a bittersweet note Thursday. But before Celtics fans start feeling too down, here’s a friendly reminder: The fun begins now. With Boston’s season officially over after the Atlanta Hawks eliminated them in the first round, the focus shifts to the offseason and..." April 29

  • Westbrook, KD roast Villanueva: 'Might not be in the league' next year

    Hoops Hype "Mavs forward Charlie Villanueva took to disrupting Russell Westbrook‘s pre-game routine, which involves some dancing, during the Dallas-Oklahoma City series. He did it again Monday night. Westbrook, who dropped 36 points in the final contest of the series, was asked about it after the game and..." April 26

  • Durant on Mark Cuban: 'He's an idiot'

    SLAM Online "After hearing about Mark Cuban’s comments about teammate Russell Westbrook’s superstardom status, Kevin Durant made sure his words were loud and clear regarding the Mavericks’ owner. Listen to what KD said after OKC finished off Dallas: " April 26

  • Mark Cuban Says Kevin Durant Is the Only Superstar on the Thunder

    Complex "If Russell Westbrook goes off in Game 4 tonight against the Dallas Mavericks, blame Mark Cuban. After a string of solid performances in their series by Westbrook which included back-to-back games of 25+ points and 15+ assists, Cuban told ESPN's Tim McMahon that Russ' teammate Kevin Durant is the..." April 26

  • NBA fines Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant for Game 4 violations

    ESPN "The NBA has fined Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant for violations in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series with the Mavericks. Westbrook was fined $25,000 on Sunday for directing inappropriate language at a fan in Dallas after he was fouled by Salah Mejri on a..." April 24

  • Mavs Salah Mejri Wonders If Durant Has ‘Balls’ Enough To Go At Someone Besides Rookies

    Total Pro Sports "On Saturday, the Oklahoma City took a 3-1 lead in the series vs. the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 119-108. Kevin Durant shot 7-20 from the field and ended his night by getting ejected for slapping Mavs SF Justin Anderson across the head with less than a minute to go in the game. After the..." April 24

  • Durant apologized for whacking Justin Anderson; still could be suspended for Game 5

    Sports Day "Kevin Durant said he was sorry, that he didn't mean to whack Justin Anderson across the head during the final minute of Game 4 Saturday night. Durant immediately told Thunder coach Billy Donovan that he wanted to apologize, but within seconds he was being escorted off the American Airlines..." April 24

  • NBA hits Kevin Durant with retroactive technical foul for 'taunting' during Game 3

    Fox Sports "The NBA had a busy night of tape review after Thursday night's Thunder-Mavericks and Warriors-Rockets matchups. Now, it's doling out retroactive judgements wholesale. The biggest bombshell was the league judging James Harden's last-second game-winner over Golden State an illegal push-off - - a..." April 23

  • John Wall says Wizards didn’t hire Scott Brooks to lure Kevin Durant

    Washington Post "John Wall doesn’t yet have a personal relationship with Scott Brooks, but he was in favor of the Washington Wizards hiring Brooks as their next coach from the outset based on what he had heard about the former Oklahoma City Thunder head man. Wall works with the same trainer as Thunder point..." April 23

  • Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle sounds off on Kevin Durant, Thunder for 'non-basketball physical escalations'

    Sports Day "Coach Rick Carlisle ramped up the gamesmanship Friday afternoon with some strong commentary on what he felt were physical incidents from Oklahoma City in Game 3 that crossed the line of legality within NBA rules. In particular, Carlisle was upset about an elbow thrown by the Thunder's Kevin..." April 22

  • Why Wizards fans shouldn't count on Scott Brooks to lure Kevin Durant

    Yahoo! Sports "Scott Brooks has accepted the Washington Wizards' head-coaching job, and you know what's coming next. For weeks Brooks has been perceived as Kevin Durant bait, the ex-coach with the ear of the soon-to-be free-agent star, the connection that could make a difference in a high-stakes courtship. He's..." April 22

  • Billy Donovan: Kevin Durant has to adjust to physical play

    The Oklahoman "After practice Wednesday, Thunder coach Billy Donovan talked strategy and mentality for Game 3 in Dallas: Why are we seeing such low scores in the playoffs? Donovan: “One is the familiarity with each other, team-wise. And the other thing, too, is the amount of contact in the playoffs. You've..." April 21

  • Kevin Durant's mother says he is 'very loyal to the Thunder'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant is the biggest name in the upcoming free agency market. Where he'll ultimately go, however, is something that has yet to be decided, and has been cause for speculation time and time again. His mother, Wanda Pratt, spoke out Tuesday about her son's looming decision to NBC4..." April 19

  • Durant ties record for most missed field goals in playoff game

    The Score "It was an off-night for one of the best scorers in the league, to say the least. Kevin Durant shot 7-of-33 from the field in Monday's Game 2 loss against the Dallas Mavericks. He missed a potential game-winning layup at the buzzer and clanked two open looks on the previous possession. His 26..." April 19

  • Scott Brooks is interested in the Lakers coaching job, part of Kevin Durant sweepstake?

    Silver Screen And Roll "With the Los Angeles Lakers finishing with the worst win-loss record in the history of their franchise for the third season in the a row, many assumed that head coach Byron Scott would be held responsible and let go. Scott, in his second year with the Lakers, instead sounds confident in his job..." April 16

  • Brett Brown: 'Going to be hard' to get Durant to join Sixers

    The Score "Should All-Star forward Kevin Durant choose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder as an unrestricted free agent this summer, it's difficult to imagine the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers being a favorite to acquire the services of the four-time scoring champion. Head coach Brett Brown is very much..." April 09

  • Perkins joking about Durant confidentiality agreement

    The Score "New Orleans Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins decided to have some fun with reporters in Boston on Wednesday night, but he may not have taken into account the media environment of 2016. Perkins admitted to The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater that his comment about good friend Kevin Durant forcing him..." April 08

  • Kendrick Perkins says Kevin Durant has 'a few teams that he will be looking at'

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins, with connections to both the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder, was bombarded with questions Wednesday about where Kevin Durant might play next season. Perkins, one of the heroes from the Celtics' 2008 title squad, always draws a big media..." April 07

  • Harden, Rockets ready to make summer run at Kevin Durant

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets aren't ready for the offseason. But for as underachieving, disappointing, stunning, embarrassing -- whatever word you want to use -- a season it has been, the offseason is where everything begins for the Rockets. Houston currently sits outside the playoffs as it prepares to..." April 04

  • Pistons rookie rips Durant: 'No one is scared of playing against him'

    Detroit Free Press "At first, Stanley Johnson could see the Oklahoma City Thunder’s point. Maybe teammate Reggie Jackson enjoyed himself a bit too much toward the end of the Detroit Pistons’ 88-82 victory Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. But things changed when he read the comments from Thunder..." April 01

  • Kevin Durant: Thunder would’ve ‘beat the hell out of’ Reggie Jackson’s Pistons if I, Serge Ibaka played

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook called Reggie Jackson‘s celebration at the end of the Pistons win over the Thunder on Tuesday “some real bullshit.” Unsurprisingly, Kevin Durant – who sat out the game with Serge Ibaka to rest – sided with Westbrook over their former teammate. The only unexpected turn is..." April 01

  • Conspiracy theories: Where will Kevin Durant go in free agency?

    SI "It's the end of March. Teams like the Nets are rolling out players we have never even heard of before, and the top of each playoff bracket has been set for months. I can't pretend that there is any pressing basketball news to discuss this week. I'm currently at the "bored by all these games and..." March 31

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    Kevin Durant asked if he'd like rest before playoffs: "I got my rest last season and early this year."

  • Durant stands by 2014 remark about Leonard being product of Spurs' system

    ESPN "It was right after the 2014 NBA Finals -- featuring the San Antonio Spurs taking down the Miami Heat in five dominant games -- and Kevin Durant was debating with someone on Twitter about Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. At the time, Durant's position was that George, a good friend, was better. No..." March 26

  • Rockets' Michael Beasley and Thunder's Kevin Durant share childhood bond

    Houston Chronicle "Long before Michael Beasley went against Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant on Tuesday, they played together. But they were more than teammates or friends, Beasley said. "We're family, man," Beasley said. "I know his whole family. He knows my whole family. We're more than friends. You can't get away..." March 23

  • Raptors’ Kyle Lowry and Thunder’s Kevin Durant named NBA Players of the Week "The Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 14 through Sunday, March 20. Lowry guided the Raptors to a 4-1 week, averaging 27.2 points (fourth..." March 21

  • Here's what Kevin Durant had to say about Oklahoma City

    ESPN "When the Oklahoma City Thunder visited New York a couple months ago, Kevin Durant was asked specifically what he thought about the city. When Durant was in Boston last week, again, he was asked about the city. The premise is easy to understand: Big market, big team, big future free agent. You can..." March 21