Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Kevin Durant on track to be cleared for August return

    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

  • Kevin Durant focused on getting healthy, not free agency

    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

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Durant says he's jumping when he's shooting. Not quite running and cutting yet, but will move on to that soon.

  • Durant says he doesn't 'deserve to be up there' with Steph and LeBron this year

    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

  • Report: Heat want Wade to use opt-in clause to go after Durant

    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

  • Mychal Thompson says Warriors will make a 'serious run' at Kevin Durant

    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

  • Kevin Durant talks about new Thunder coach Billy Donovan

    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

  • Report: Kevin Durant on board with potential Billy Donovan hiring

    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

  • Kevin Durant posts statement on Instagram about Scott Brooks firing

    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

  • Kevin Durant ready to turn the page: Can't wait until first game

    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

  • Kevin Durant might follow in LeBron James' footsteps and join the Miami Heat

    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

  • Prognosis good on Kevin Durant's foot

    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

  • Durant: Want to stick with OKC for whole career

    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

  • Durant Undergoes Successful Surgery "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

  • Kevin Durant's injury forces summer of reckoning for Thunder

    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

  • Kevin Durant to have more surgery, out 4-6 months

    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

  • Kevin Durant removed indefinitely from basketball activities with foot issues

    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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks rules Durant out for tomorrow.

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    No Kevin Durant tonight vs Celtics, per Thunder.

  • Sam Presti blasts rumor that Thunder would trade Kevin Durant

    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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Kevin Durant was evaluated today and is expected to return to play in a week to two weeks, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announces.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Kevin Durant did not practice today and Scott Brooks says he's ruled out for tomorrow.

  • LOL no the Thunder aren't trading Kevin Durant

    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