Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant on track to play in last 3 regular-season games

    ESPN "The most likely comeback window for Durant's return, as long as he remains on his current track, is the Golden State Warriors' final three games of the regular season, league sources told ESPN. The Warriors close out their 82-game schedule with home dates April 8 (New Orleans), April 10 (Utah)..." March 29

  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant 'at least a couple weeks away'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant continues to progress on a daily basis as he recovers from a knee injury, but he’s still “at least a couple weeks away” according to Steve Kerr. The Golden State Warriors head coach addressed the media on Saturday and talked about Durant. He was asked about how he would integrate..." March 26

  • Kendrick Lamar references Westbrook-Durant feud on new track

    SI "Kendrick Lamar brought the Internet to a standstill on Thursday night with the release of his newest song “The Heart Part 4,” and there were two particular bars that had NBA fans hitting the rewind button. Late in his newest track, which you can hear on Apple Music here, Kendrick likened..." March 24

  • Warriors optimistic Durant could return before end of regular season

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors are on a five-game winning streak, and now there’s more good news coming out of Golden State. According to an ESPN report, the Warriors are optimistic about Kevin Durant’s recovery process, and believe he may return before the end of the regular season: The Golden..." March 22

  • Durant rides stationary bike in OKC

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant joined the Warriors on this current road trip partly because of his boredom from sitting at home during the last Warrior road trip. He wants to be around the team. But it also gives him a chance to continue his rehab with the franchise’s main trainers, which is exactly what he was..." March 20

  • Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry deny Warriors upset with how OKC handled Durant's return

    ESPN "The Warriors' Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry disputed an ESPN report that Golden State was furious about the inactivity from Thunder leadership leading up to Kevin Durant's first return visit to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11. Sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes that the Warriors were of the mindset that..." March 20

  • Warriors furious over Durant's treatment in OKC return

    ESPN "Kevin Durant will enter Chesapeake Arena as a visitor for the second time Monday, and even though he'll be sidelined with a knee injury, he most likely still won't get the welcome back treatment. The Golden State Warriors organization was furious and bewildered about the inactivity from..." March 20

  • Kevin Durant takes next step in rehab from knee injury

    San Francisco Chronicle "Late Saturday morning, when the doors opened to media at Warriors shoot-around, Kevin Durant was hoisting three-point attempts next to Stephen Curry. It was a sign of progress for a player expected to have his left knee re-evaluated in little more than a week. Still, his teammates are careful..." March 19

  • Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant: ‘He’s clearly making progress’

    CSN Bay Area "Kevin Durant over the past 10 days has progressed from taking shots from a chair to set shots to firing up jumpers. Though there still is no timetable for his return, Durant will be on the team flight Sunday when the Warriors travel to Oklahoma City. “He’s clearly making progress. It’s..." March 19

  • Kevin Durant to travel with team during upcoming road trip

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will accompany the team on its upcoming trip to Oklahoma City and Dallas, marking his first travel since he suffered a left knee MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise on Feb. 28. The Warriors hit the road Sunday for a back-to-back that begins Monday in..." March 19

  • Russell Westbrook’s wife fires back at Kevin Durant’s brother

    Larry Brown Sports "The war of words continues between Team Durant and Team Westbrook. A day after Kevin Durant’s older brother Tony sent a couple of tweets that appeared to shade Russell Westbrook for chasing triple-doubles (which you can read here), Westbrook’s wife Nina got in on the fun Friday and clapped back..." March 18

  • Shaq: Durant can criticise me when he wins a championship

    SI "Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal sees a simple answer to the NBA’s burgeoning battle against bloopers: The league’s players and owners need to take a joke and quit whining. The TNT commentator pushed back Thursday against the likes of Warriors star Kevin Durant and Mavericks owner Mark..." March 10

  • Warriors learning life isn't so easy without Kevin Durant

    USA Today "As if the Golden State Warriors’ third loss in the five games since losing Kevin Durant wasn’t proof enough that their world has been turned upside down, there was evidence of their new topsy-turvy existence everywhere Wednesday night. The “MVP” chants at Oracle Arena, a normal occurrence..." March 09

  • Charles Barkley: Warriors have ‘zero chance of winning the championship’ without Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "After Moonlight won the Oscar, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, Donald Trump won the election and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, one would think that nothing has “zero chance” of happening. Evidently not. According to Charles Barkley, the Golden State Warriors have “zero..." March 03

  • Draymond: No extra motivation for Warriors with Durant out

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors may have one of their star players sidelined for an extended period, but Draymond Green said the situation doesn't warrant any extra motivation to sustain a high level of play. "What is this, Game 61? If you're still looking for inspiration now, you're f---ed," Green..." March 03

  • The Golden State Warriors Can Actually Afford to Lose Kevin Durant, Which Must be Nice

    The Big Lead "The Golden State Warriors took a shot across the bow last night as Kevin Durant went down with a knee injury. There’s a palpable fear that he will miss months, not weeks. The worst-case scenario would leave him sidelined for the entire playoffs. Any illusion that the Warriors are an unsinkable..." March 01

  • Kevin Durant injury not expected to sideline him for entire NBA Playoffs

    Sportsnet "The Golden State Warriors will be without leading scorer Kevin Durant for an indefinite period, the team announced Wednesday. Durant injured his left knee during the opening moments of Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards after a collision with teammate Zaza Pachulia. An MRI..." March 01

  • Warriors reportedly hopeful Kevin Durant’s knee injury not season-ending

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Tuesday night, and early reports have indicated he will miss several weeks at least. However, the Golden State Warriors remain hopeful that he will play again this year. A Warriors source told Mike Wise of The Undefeated that the team..." March 01

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant suffers hyperextended left knee, will undergo MRI

    USA Today "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant suffered a hyperextended left knee early in the first quarter of Tuesday night's loss to the Washington Wizards. He didn't return to the game, and the Warriors announced that he is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the..." March 01

  • Kevin Durant says Scott Brooks deserves ‘a lot of credit’ for Wizards’ turnaround

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant spent the first eight years of his NBA career playing for Scott Brooks — first when Brooks was an assistant during Durant’s rookie season in Seattle and the beginning of his second season in Oklahoma City, and then another six-plus seasons once Brooks was promoted to head coach of the..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant on D.C.: ‘I really just didn’t want to play at home.’

    Washington Post "As a kid, Kevin Durant would hop on Metro and travel to new worlds. He started in Prince George’s County, where his family bounced from rental to rental, all over the county, until moving became familiar. He would see abandoned houses, drug deals and people lingering outside the liquor store...." February 27

  • Durant out with hand contusion vs. Nets

    CSN Bay Area "Scratch Kevin Durant from the all-82 list, as the forward will miss his first game of the season Saturday night, when the Warriors play host to Brooklyn. A left hand contusion, sustained in Thursday’s win over the Clippers, will keep Durant on the sideline, mostly for precautionary reasons. He..." February 25

  • Shaq responds to Kevin Durant's criticism, says beef is only between him and McGee

    Fox Sports "The Shaq-JaVale McGee feud went nuclear late Thursday night after O’Neal made fun of his favorite target again during “Inside the NBA”, and on Friday, McGee’s Golden State Warriors teammates went to bat for him. Kevin Durant, in particular, lashed out at O’Neal, saying among other things, “Shaq..." February 25

  • KD slams 'no skill' Shaq for abusing his influence by picking on JaVale

    Sporting News "JaVale McGee has been an easy target for Shaquille O'Neal for quite some time, but the Warriors center is done with the constant ridicule — and so are his teammates and coaches. After McGee and Shaq engaged in an ugly Twitter beef following the Warriors' win over the Clippers on Thursday night,..." February 24

  • Kevin Durant wants to be NBA GM or owner after playing career

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant tries not to pay too much attention to trade rumors at the deadline and during the offseason, but he doesn’t want to ignore them altogether. If he shields himself from that part of the business entirely, it may be more difficult for him to achieve his post-playing career..." February 23

  • Mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ‘sisters for life’

    Larry Brown Sports "The mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook posed for a pretty perfect photo during NBA All-Star Weekend. Much of the talk leading up to this year’s festivities in New Orleans has been about the reuniting of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Western Conference squad. Westbrook..." February 19

  • KD wasn't happy to be announced as 'OKC's own'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant has been having an interesting couple weeks. Last weekend, he played in Oklahoma City for the first time since joining the Warriors, and on Sunday he’ll play in the All-Star Game on the same team as Russell Westbrook — something a lot of people, including Draymond Green’s mom, are..." February 19

  • Durant declares Westbrook NBA's best in-game dunker

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors in free agency, he will be back on the same team as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Duarnt and Westbrook played together for eight seasons in Oklahoma City from the 2008-09..." February 18

  • Westbrook prefers talking fashion over Durant

    ESPN "Neither Russell Westbrook nor Kevin Durant were interested at Friday's All-Star media availability in talking about their relationship and how a weekend of being teammates again will play out. Westbrook avoided every Durant related question by redirecting his answer to talk about..." February 17

  • James Harden on Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook feud: ‘I don’t understand what is going on’

    Sportsnaut "James Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will all be teammates once again when the All-Star Game tips off in New Orleans on Sunday. The three former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were part of one of the most-talented non-championship teams in recent NBA history from 2010-12. Now, they..." February 17

  • Kendrick Perkins 'wouldn't be surprised' if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

    CBS Sports "Kendrick Perkins visited his old stomping grounds on Wednesday, attending the Oklahoma City Thunder’s shootaround and watching them beat the New York Knicks 106-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. In an interview with The Oklahoman, he said that he was surprised that his former teammate Kevin Durant..." February 17

  • Kerr won't say if he'll play Durant with Westbrook in All-Star Game

    ESPN "Golden State coach Steve Kerr isn't ready to reveal whether he plans to play Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant and the Warriors' other three All-Stars in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. "I've definitely considered it," Kerr told ESPN Radio on Thursday. "The only thing..." February 17

  • Kevin Durant to Nuggets Fan Chirping About Playoffs: "We'll Sweep Your Ass"

    The Big Lead "The Denver Nuggets sank an NBA-record 24 threes on Monday night in a 132-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors. If the season ended today, these two teams would meet in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. A hopeful Nuggets fan aware of the possibility told some of the Warriors players..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook dined at same restaurant Saturday night

    Sportsnaut "Despite their strained relationship, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant just can’t seem to avoid one another, either on or off the court. Durant and the Golden State Warriors visited Oklahoma City Saturday night for a much publicized game against the Thunder. It was Durant’s first trip back to..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant's mom deeply hurt by 'vicious things' said in return to OKC

    ESPN "Kevin Durant's mother said she was deeply hurt by the treatment she and her son received Saturday night in his return to the city where he played his first eight seasons. "The most vicious things you could say, they said about my son tonight. It's hurtful," Wanda Durant told ESPN after the..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant on Thunder boos: I thought they'd be louder

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant got a frosty reception on his return to Oklahoma City with the Golden State Warriors, but claimed he was expecting the boos to be louder. Durant left the Thunder in free agency after last season and made his first appearance at Chesapeake Arena since then in the Warriors'..." February 12

  • Thunder fans welcome Kevin Durant back to OKC with a shower of boos

    CBS Sports "The reaction for Kevin Durant when he was introduced Saturday night as a member of the visiting Warriors for the first time was what you would expect. It was loud. There were boos. It was sustained. There was debate leading up to the game about whether fans should boo or cheer Durant after..." February 12

  • Thunder C Steven Adams on if he’s talked to Kevin Durant: ‘No’

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since he shocked the basketball world by signing with the Golden State Warriors this past summer. Durant himself is expecting a chorus of boos to descend upon him when he takes to the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC, a city he..." February 11

  • Oklahoma City steakhouse owner on why he denied Kevin Durant's business

    USA Today "Dave Osborn is no dummy. So when the proprietor of Mahogany Steakhouse in downtown Oklahoma City heard that the Thunder’s prodigal son, Kevin Durant, wanted to rent out his restaurant after his first return with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, it didn’t take Osborn long to..." February 11

  • Did the Warriors Diss Russell Westbrook on Twitter Before Matchup With Kevin Durant?

    CBS Sports "Look, Kevin Durant can say he holds no ill will all he wants for Oklahoma City. Bottom line, though, is the Warriors pretty clearly love sticking it to the Thunder, for some reason. Durant makes his return to Oklahoma City for the first time since abandoning them last summer, and the Warriors..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant's return: Time to 'move forward'

    USA Today "Is the ice melting between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? It sure sounded that way Saturday morning, when the Oklahoma City Thunder star showed none of the edge that was so prevalent in his first two meetings against his former co-star. Just hours before Durant and his Golden State..." February 11

  • Kevin Durant traveling with enhanced security on OKC visit

    Sporting News "No one knows exactly how the crowd will react when Kevin Durant returns for the first time to Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena as a member of the Warriors. But Durant is taking no chances. ESPN reports that the star forward has hired extra security for the team's visit to the city and..." February 11

  • OKC Restaurant Turning Down $40k Private Party Because of Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "Kevin Durant wanted a nice place to eat after the Warriors play the Thunder on Saturday night. Unfortunately, he is going to have to find another restaurant if this is true." February 11

  • Kevin Durant Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith

    TMZ "Kevin Durant will face hatred of LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS when he returns to OKC to face his old team Saturday night ... with Kenny Smith saying the crowd is going to destroy him! It's KD's first time playing in OKC since defecting for the Golden State Warriors -- and Smith says there's NO CHANCE..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook won’t say if Thunder fans should boo Kevin Durant

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant makes his first return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday since he left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors during the offseason. But Russell Westbrook refused to say how Thunder fans should treat the onetime favorite son once he steps onto the court in..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant says 2010 tweet about LeBron James was a reaction to fake news

    The Ringer "Returning to OKC Won’t Be Easy Bill Simmons: It’s got to be emotional. Kevin Durant: I wouldn’t be human if I sat here and just acted like I’m this super tough Teflon, [like] nothing gets to me, man. That’s what NBA players got to stop doing, man. You’re not that tough. You’re human at the..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, their incredible history together and a departure that will forever sting

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant announced his divorce from Oklahoma with a 351-word blog post on Independence Day. The Fourth of July is a holiday meant to be spent in public. Oklahoma is a state of small towns in middle America. They do the Fourth bigger and prouder than most: Parades before noon, cookouts..." February 09

  • Draymond Green purposely tried to rile up, motivate Kevin Durant

    ESPN "The verbal altercation between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green on Saturday was nothing more than an attempt by Green to light a fire under his superstar teammate, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN that Green, trying to use reverse psychology, intentionally and aggressively..." February 08

  • Kevin Durant talks OKC return and 'fake drama' involving Russell Westbrook

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant said in a Tuesday interview with SportsCenter that he‎ has "been thinking" about Saturday night's highly anticipated return to Oklahoma City "for the last month" and just wants "to experience it [and] see how I feel once that moment comes." In a..." February 08

  • Draymond on his flare-up with Kevin Durant: ‘Anyone who knows anything about winning knows that’s going to happen’

    San Jose Mercury News "I’m writing a column on the Warriors’ unique public and behind-the-scenes chemistry–and occasional tendency to have large blow-ups in the middle of games–so I asked Draymond Green and Steve Kerr about this issue. Green and Kevin Durant were captured on video having quite an animated discussion..." February 07