Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    NBA.com "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

  • Kevin Durant wants to be courted like LeBron James in 2010 free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Across the NBA, teams are looking for signs of weakness in Kevin Durant’s resolve to remain in Oklahoma City, stuffing every variable under a microscope. Does Durant truly like playing with Russell Westbrook? A point guard by position, a scorer by skill, Westbrook’s aggressiveness can be..." March 19

  • Celtics would’ve drafted Kevin Durant if they got No. 1 pick in 2007 NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics endured a 24–58 season in 2006-07 – the NBA’s second-worst record. That gave them a 19.9% chance of the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. But Trail Blazers, with a 5.3% chance, (and SuperSonics and Hawks) jumped Boston in the lottery. It worked out fine for the Celtics, who traded the..." March 17

  • Spurs will chase Kevin Durant in offseason

    CBS Sports "Here's a new team to put in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes: the San Antonio Spurs. According to The Vertical's Chris Mannix, executives around the league expect the Spurs to at least explore the possibility of acquiring Durant in the summer: The coming spike in the salary cap has created a..." March 17

  • Kevin Durant praises Boston and the Celtics: 'I like the city a lot'

    Mass Live "Because he will hit free agency in a few months, anything Kevin Durant says will be magnified, blown up and repeated a million times over. Even his most innocuous comments will be examined and reexamined by excitable fans. Please try to remember that while reading what he said Wednesday morning..." March 16

  • Free-agent talk concerning Thunder's Kevin Durant conspicuously quiet - for now

    Orange County Register "Kevin Durant stood on the far corner court inside the sparkling practice facility, smoothly hitting jumper after jumper. Durant’s effortless stroke, one of the prettiest in the NBA, is part of what makes the almost 7-foot, 27-year-old forward unique. He can handle the basketball like a point..." March 09

  • Report: Kevin Durant has ruled out signing with Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks will be looking to rebuild this summer following back-to-back miserable seasons, but they can apparently cross Kevin Durant off their list of potential free agent signings. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News is reporting that Durant “does not consider the Knicks as a..." March 08

  • Kevin Durant disputes report of a Finals or bust free agency ultimatum

    The Oklahoman "On Monday, Pelicans play-by-play man Joel Meyers said on SiriusXM Radio that he had heard from sources over the weekend that Kevin Durant would leave the Thunder if OKC didn't at least make the Finals this season. On Tuesday, Durant was asked about the report after the Thunder's practice. Here..." March 08

  • Kevin Durant grounded as free agency nears

    USA Today "Kevin Durant didn’t need a tragedy to put his situation in perspective. The Oklahoma City Thunder star has always been grounded, someone who hasn't lost sight of the lessons learned growing up in Seat Pleasant, Md. His handling of the free agency frenzy that’s less than four months away has..." March 04

  • Kevin Durant: Got to climb out of where we're at right now

    ESPN "After the Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 22-point second-half lead, including a 17-point lead to open the fourth quarter, in a 103-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Durant pointed to the team's lack of discipline as the main culprit. "They made plays, we didn't," Durant said Wednesday..." March 03

  • Magic Johnson says Jim Buss needs to bring Kevin Durant to the Lakers

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers lost their 49th game of the season on Friday night as they careen towards a third consecutive season with a new worst record in franchise history. The team ranks second to last in the league in offensive efficiency and last in defensive efficiency, and things are so bad that..." March 01

  • Thunder Stagger Minutes Of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook For Entire Game

    Real GM Basketball "Basketball analysts have long criticized the Oklahoma City Thunder for not staggering the minutes of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook across the tenures of both Scott Brooks and Billy Donovan. For the first time in an entire game, Donovan made sure either Durant or Westbrook were on the floor..." February 25

  • Report: Warriors internally split on prospect of adding Durant

    The Score "The prospect of adding one of the NBA's three best players (and one of the greatest scorers we've ever seen) to what may already be the greatest NBA team of all time is terrifying. That feeling, apparently, is not exclusive to the members and fans of the league's other 29 teams. The Golden..." February 24

  • Damian Lillard Calls Out ESPN’s Cari Champion for Saying Kevin Durant “Doesn’t Have a Lot of Heart”

    Complex "If you were starting an NBA team today and you had to pick five franchise players you would want to potentially build that team around, surely you would include Kevin Durant in the mix. You might not put him at the top of your list, but are there really five NBA players better than KD right..." February 23

  • Golden State's Kevin Durant question

    ESPN "It's a cruel irony for Thunder fans that perhaps the best parallel to the momentous choice looming in Golden State -- whether to bust up an all-time team and pursue Kevin Durant in free agency -- is Oklahoma City's decision to deal James Harden. In trading Harden to Houston, the Thunder chose..." February 23

  • Should the Warriors sign or trade for Kevin Durant?

    San Francisco Chronicle "My initial reaction to the Warriors’ potential interest in signing the Thunder’s Kevin Durant was heck no. Golden State’s run over the last year and a half includes many record-pacing events and a NBA title. Why change a lineup that wins at an unprecedented pace? Durant is due to be a free..." February 17

  • Report: Some Warriors executives believe Golden State will sign Kevin Durant

    Pro Basketball Talk "An NBA general manager reportedly believes Kevin Durant will sign with the Warriors. That general manager, unless it was Bob Myers in the first place, has company. Chris Broussard of ESPN on Durant: There are people in Golden State that think they’re getting him. People in management,..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant on Memphis' radar?

    Hoops Hype "With or without Gasol, Memphis’ mandate will be unchanged: make the playoffs. They are working to keep Conley in summer free agency, with Memphis planning to be one more contender with two stars that will try to persuade Kevin Durant to make it a Big Three, league sources said. Durant’s the..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant less likely to sign with Knicks after they fired Derek Fisher

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks reportedly believed hiring Derek Fisher made them a contender for Kevin Durant this summer. If they were right, firing Fisher – a respected former teammate of Durant with the Thunder – certainly didn’t help New York’s ability to lure the superstar in free agency. Ian Begley of..." February 10

  • Hiring Scott Brooks would help Knicks lure Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Report: Hiring Scott Brooks would help Knicks lure Kevin Durant By James Herbert | NBA writer February 10, 2016 9:46 am ET The New York Knicks have a coaching search to do, and it'll be one of the most fascinating ones in a while. Knicks president Phil Jackson typically doesn't hire people..." February 10