Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant Explains Why He Stopped Clapping Back at Angry Opposing Fans

    Complex "At the start of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, there were a lot of NBA fans outside of Oakland who were not happy about Kevin Durant playing for the Warriors. Those fans gave KD a lot of grief during games, and initially, he struggled to deal with the heckling he faced. Who can forget the time he..." May 26

  • Durant says it's not his fault the NBA has a lack of parity, blame the bad teams

    USA Today "The noise that surrounds Kevin Durant is growing louder by the minute. But this isn’t the latest hot take about how the Golden State Warriors star is allegedly arrogant. Nor is this the chorus of nationwide boos relating to the lack of competition in the NBA playoffs, with Durant and his..." May 26

  • Kevin Durant opens up about how he shuts out the haters

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors earned him plenty of scorn. So, how did he deal with it? In an interview with Michael Lee of The Vertical, Durant was asked if he called LeBron James for advice on how to handle the backlash. LeBron would probably have some insight on..." May 25

  • Kevin Durant apologizes for response to fans complaining about blowouts

    ESPN "All-Star forward Kevin Durant has caught flack ever since he said, "If you don't like it, don't watch it," during a postgame interview session after Game 3 of the Western Conference finals pertaining to the plethora of blowouts this postseason. Although competitive games have been rare during..." May 23

  • Kevin Durant Sends Another Veiled Criticism in Russell Westbrook's Direction About Having Fun

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant played alongside Russell Westbrook from 2008 to 2016. On the court they had great success, but their approaches to life were obviously very different. Westbrook turned out to be a crazy stat-hungry monster and Durant really just wanted to make friends and have fun. Here’s Durant’s..." May 22

  • Durant: ‘I Made The 100 Percent Correct Decision’ To Join The Warriors

    The Undefeated "Kevin Durant kept it “100” about his decision to join the Golden State Warriors. After a five-year hiatus, Durant is one win shy from returning to the NBA Finals with the Warriors. The Warriors can advance to their third straight Finals by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the..." May 22

  • Kevin Durant on boring, predictable NBA playoffs: 'If you don't like it, don't watch'

    CBS Sports "Here we are, a week away from the NBA Finals, and two teams have yet to lose. And who are they? The same two teams everybody would have predicted to be undefeated heading into the Finals before the season even started. And it's not just that the Cavaliers and Warriors are undefeated -- it's..." May 21

  • Kevin Durant used LaVar Ball's 'Stay in your lane' to respond to a reporter's question

    USA Today "Even NBA superstars in the middle of the playoffs have seen LaVar Ball’s controversial and threatening appearance on FS1’s The Herd. The same day Kristine Leahy — the reporter on the other end of Ball’s “Something’s coming to you” threats — said she hoped networks stopped putting Ball on their..." May 19

  • All-NBA second-teamer Kevin Durant says he probably should have been on first team

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant had a pretty incredible season when he was healthy. At the beginning of the season he was far and away the best player on the Warriors and his impact on the defensive side of the ball was huge. But when he went down with an injury the Warriors noticeably struggled without him. After..." May 19

  • Steph Curry: 'I was always chasing KD's numbers' in college

    CBS Sports "In college, few players were as entertaining to watch as Kevin Durant at Texas and Stephen Curry at Davidson. Obviously their paths differed greatly with Durant being a one-and-done while Curry spent three years in college. However, the entertainment value behind both of them was off the charts..." May 14

  • Kevin Durant will never forget being mocked by NBA coaches

    New York Post "Kevin Durant is looking out for this year’s top draft picks — probably so they don’t get embarrassed as he did in 2007. The Warriors forward told ESPN he supports the decision by this year’s top projected picks — Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball — to skip the NBA Draft combine because the event..." May 11

  • Kevin Durant calls NBA combine waste of time for top prospects

    ESPN "Times have changed in the NBA. Draft prospects are flexing their collective might, and with it, sitting out the combine. Kevin Durant, who 10 years ago failed to bench-press 185 pounds even once and was ranked last in camp in drills, was still drafted No. 2 overall by the Seattle SuperSonics...." May 11

  • Kendrick Perkins Would Not Be Surprised if Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Reunited in OKC

    The Big Lead "The Warriors just swept the Jazz out of the playoffs to run their postseason record to 8-0 with an averaging scoring margin of 127* points per game. With LeBron and the Cavs also having swept their semifinal matchup, it’s going to be slim pickings to find NBA topics this week. SO THANK YOU,..." May 09

  • Kendrick Perkins Claims Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Back On Speaking Terms

    Dime Magazine "Monday night appears to be for discussing some of basketball’s most notorious beefs on Area 21. Kevin Garnett’s show on TNT was the site of a reunion for a number of members of the late-00s Boston Celtics. The group – consisting of Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, and Glen..." May 09

  • Kevin Durant on flagrant for altercation: That’s why league is ‘soft’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant had a busy evening in Game 3 against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Not only did KD score 38 points, but he also trash talked with the mascot, an opposing fan, and had an altercation with Rudy Gobert. With just over a minute left in the game, Durant and Gobert got into it..." May 07

  • Warriors’ Durant making most of extended time off

    San Francisco Chronicle "Kevin Durant is more than ready for the Western Conference semifinals to begin. The Warriors reaped many benefits from their first-round sweep of Portland, and none more important than this: Durant had time to get himself right. He returned from his strained calf Monday night in Game 4, and..." April 30

  • Kevin Durant Trolls Russell Westbrook, Takes Picture with Cupcakes

    SLAM Online "On the same day that Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Thunder to sign with the Warriors, Russell Westbrook posted a picture on his Instagram. The picture of cupcakes was reportedly Russell taking a shot at Durant. According to former teammate Kendrick Perkins, Westbrook used a specific..." April 28

  • Kevin Durant likes the Blazers' future, sees one big hole they need to plug

    CBS Sports "For the second season in a row, the Portland Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors, as they were swept, 4-0, in the first-round. Like last season, they put up a pretty solid effort, however, with Games 1 and 3 going down to the final few minutes. In the..." April 27

  • Steve Kerr, not Kevin Durant, is Warriors’ biggest health concern

    San Jose Mercury News "After scoring the Warriors’ last nine points, including a dagger 3-pointer, Stephen Curry walked off the court with the ball tucked under his arm. He had a game-high 34 points as the Warriors won 119-113, taking a 3-0 lead in the first-round, best-of-seven series against Portland. But the ball..." April 23

  • Kevin Durant questionable to play in Game 3 against Blazers

    CBS Sports "After missing Game 2 with a left calf sprain, Kevin Durant's status for Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers is listed as questionable, according to ESPN. Durant injured himself in Game 1 -- the same game in which he scored 32 points and logged 10 rebounds in the Warriors win. Although..." April 22

  • James Worthy Fires Back At Kevin Durant ... After KD Trashed Him

    TMZ "James Worthy ain't backing down from Kevin Durant -- saying the NBA star was not only WRONG when he trashed him on a recent podcast, but claims KD's underhanded allegations could seriously damage his career. Worthy is upset about a story Durant told on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" -- in which KD..." April 22

  • Durant returns to practice, upgraded to questionable for Game 3

    CSN Bay Area "After four days away from the game, Kevin Durant returned to the basketball court Friday. Participating in a relatively easy practice with his Warriors teammates before the team flight to Portland, Durant also engaged Stephen Curry in a post-practice shooting session. There was no visible..." April 21

  • Kevin Durant offers update on calf injury with YouTube live stream

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant called his recent calf strain “a bummer” on his latest YouTube offering. The Warriors star spent a few minutes Thursday updating fans via YouTube live streaming session. Durant talked mostly about his recovery from a calf issue sustained in the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 1..." April 21

  • Kevin Durant unlikely to play in Game 2

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is questionable for the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and one report says he is unlikely to play. The San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater says that although no official decision has been made yet, all signs point to Durant..." April 19

  • Durant, Livingston, Barnes Questionable for Game 2

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors may be without several players on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant (left calf strain), Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain and hand contusion) and Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain) are questionable for Game 2 vs Portland. More to come..." April 18

  • The Warriors’ long-term Stephen Curry + Kevin Durant Plan

    San Jose Mercury News "They did not fly out to The Hamptons last July to plot out a quick-flip, damn-the-future, short-term plan. No, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson journeyed to Kevin Durant’s Hamptons free-agent hideout as personal representatives of the Warriors’ plan for all..." April 18

  • Kevin Durant ‘fine’ after receiving treatment for calf cramping

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors fans might have been a bit worried seeing Kevin Durant getting treatment on his lower left leg on Sunday. Because Durant missed more than a month of action right before the playoffs due to a left knee injury, there was real cause for concern. Thankfully, it was nothing..." April 17

  • Kevin Durant, Warriors ignoring heavy favorite tag against Blazers

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors aren't trying to hear about how much they're favored to advance past the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Kevin Durant took issue with the premise. "Man, this the NBA," Durant said. "We don't look at paper, we don't look at who's the..." April 16

  • Durant wants to re-sign with Dubs: 'I don't plan on going anywhere else'

    Bleacher Report "While Kevin Durant has the option to become a free agent once again this summer, he said he hasn't entertained the notion. "I haven't even thought about it that much, but I don't plan on going anywhere else," Durant told Warriors Plus/Minus with Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami on..." April 14

  • Thunder GM: Kevin Durant departure has made Russell Westbrook better

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti thinks Russell Westbrook is getting better, and his new role as the undisputed leader of the franchise is a reason why. After Westbrook broke the single-season record for triple-doubles, Presti noted that, in his mind, his star guard is still..." April 10

  • Steve Kerr Says Warriors Don't Need Kevin Durant to Focus on Scoring

    Complex "It doesn't seem fair for a team with 60+ wins to add an MVP-caliber player in the season's final stretch, but that's exactly what the Golden State Warriors are doing. After an extended layoff thanks to issues with his MCL, Kevin Durant is back in action for the defending Western Conference champs,..." April 09

  • With Kevin Durant back, Warriors enter playoffs as clear front-runners

    USA Today "For someone who thought less than six weeks ago that he’d broken his leg, this wasn’t half bad. Kevin Durant, as evidenced by his plus-22 outing in the Golden State Warriors’ 123-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena on Saturday night, is not only healthy again but still very..." April 09

  • Kevin Durant has classic response when asked if he missed media during injury

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant doesn’t have time for jokes. Out since late February with an MCL sprain, the former MVP is slated to return for Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. This will allow Durant the ability to suit up for the Golden State Warriors’ final three regular season games before the..." April 08

  • Kevin Durant to start in Warriors' final three games without any minutes restriction

    CBS Sports "On Thursday afternoon, we learned that Kevin Durant has been cleared to practice, and that the Warriors “anticipated” that he would return on Saturday against the Pelicans. But after Friday, there was no more anticipation, or hope, or any other type of qualifier. When the Warriors square off..." April 07

  • The Warriors don’t need a healthy Kevin Durant to win the NBA title

    Fox Sports "The rich get richer on Saturday, as Kevin Durant is set to make his return for the Golden State Warriors. Durant will have three regular-season games (and a couple of easy playoff series) to knock off the rust and stop all the "The Warriors are better without KD!" talk we've heard for the past..." April 07

  • Durant cleared to practice, play Saturday barring setback

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors have fully cleared Kevin Durant to practice, and barring any setback he’ll be on the court Saturday when they take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Durant has been slowly working his way back to this point since first injuring his knee over a month ago. He recently looked..." April 06

  • Kevin Durant on why All-Star game is low quality: ‘It’s Sunday’

    Pro Basketball Talk "How should the NBA fix the All-Star game? The game always features little intensity and even less defense, but in 2017, it reached new lows. Or at least that was the perception, which sparked a lot of talk about improving the game. To fix it requires answering the question: Why does the..." April 04

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant targeting Saturday return vs. Pelicans

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant Kevin Durant is “targeting” a return this Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans from his prolonged knee injury, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Durant suffered a bone bruise and an MCL sprain back on March 3, and the Warriors took a severe downturn in the ensuing weeks. But..." April 03

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant fires back at Shaq: 'If I have something to say, I’m going to say it'

    CBS Sports "The beef between Shaquille O’Neal and the Warriors had seemingly been laid to rest, but it’s been given new life, thanks to a recent appearance by Kevin Durant on The Bill Simmons Podcast. A quick catchup in case you’re not familiar: A little over a month ago, the Warriors reportedly contacted..." April 02

  • Durant plays 5-on-5, Warriors way more optimistic for regular season return

    CSN Bay Area "After observing Kevin Durant complete his most strenuous workout since his Feb. 28 knee injury, the Warriors are more optimistic than ever of his return during the regular season. Asked if anticipated Durant to return before the playoffs, Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not hesitate. “Yes,” he..." April 02

  • Durant says doctors initially told him he had broken leg: I 'bust out crying'

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant’s injury was bad, but he originally thought it was much worse. That’s because doctors initially told the Warriors that Durant had a fractured leg, and would miss four-to-five months. Durant appeared on Bill Simmons’ podcast and talked about how devastated he was when he heard the..." April 01

  • Kevin Durant says 'shady' James Worthy was nice in person, badmouthed him on TV

    CBS Sports "About an hour and 10 minutes into his appearance on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant tells a hell of a story about another all-time great small forward: James Worthy. Take it away, Kevin: “So we played in Vancouver, first game in a Warrior uniform. And I..." April 01

  • Kevin Durant says media 'manufactured' his beef with Russell Westbrook

    Sporting News "Any time Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook meet, the media hypes it up as a revenge game. One superstar teammate leaves the other for the direct rival team — what's not to love? Durant, however, feels like the media has played a huge role in creating tension between the two. Appearing on Bill..." March 31

  • Kevin Durant targets backlash over resting players

    The Sports Daily "Kevin Durant, currently on the shelf with an injury, doesn’t want to hear about the NBA’s supposed resting-players problem. Stephen Curry, LeBron James and others have come under fire as of late for the issue, which indeed robs fans of seeing players they hoped to see when they purchased..." March 30

  • 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