Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Efficient as ever, Kevin Durant on pace for historic season

    USA Today "Andre Iguodala, resident Golden State Warriors veteran and would-be analyst, isn’t one for platitudes. So when the 32-year-old whose career began alongside Allen Iverson in Philadelphia says that Kevin Durant is only going to get better in his new basketball home, it’s worth taking note. “KD..." December 01

  • Kevin Durant sees why LeBron James offended by Phil Jackson's posse remark

    ESPN "Include Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant as another high-profile player who didn’t approve of Phil Jackson’s use of the word “posse” when describing the business partners of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. “I see why LeBron took offense to it,” Durant told ESPN. “He doesn’t..." November 20

  • Draymond: Celtics fans booing Durant might scare away free agents

    Mass Live "Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green believes some Boston Celtics fans need to reevaluate their lives after deciding to boo Kevin Durant on Friday night. During his first meeting with the Celtics since passing on them in free agency this summer, Durant was booed a bit harder than the rest..." November 19

  • Despite summer fling, Kevin Durant feels 'no attachment' to Boston Celtics

    ESPN "On Friday, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will face a Boston Celtics team that courted him vigorously in the offseason and failed. Boston presented a creative pitch at The Hamptons outside New York that included its players and management and the assistance of New England Patriots..." November 17

  • Kevin Durant sticks up for Greg Oden, calls bust talk 'nonsense'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant has a message for Greg Oden, who told Outside the Lines last week that he'll "be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history." "Nonsense. That's nonsense," Durant adamantly told ESPN on Sunday night. "In order for you to be a bust, you have to..." November 14

  • Wade tells Durant not to buy into villain label

    Basketball Insiders "Victorious as usual, after giving the Brooklyn Nets a 30-point beating, Dwyane Wade checked his phone as he got dressed. Wade then turned to Jimmy Butler, who had just finished addressing the media, and asked a question. “Yo J.B., you got space for this, big dog?” Butler looked at his bag..." November 07

  • Klay Thompson says Kevin Durant is not to blame for his current slump

    Fox Sports "The Golden State Warriors are still going through a learning curve after making some major offseason changes -- none bigger than the addition of Kevin Durant. Through six games, one player appears to be having the most difficult time adjusting to the new-look Warriors -- one-half of the Splash..." November 07

  • Enes Kanter Continues His Petty Shots at Kevin Durant

    Complex "Enes Kanter won't get over Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City for Oakland anytime soon. When the Thunder beat the Timberwolves in a victory on Saturday night 112-92, The Thunder center answered questions about how he views his teammate Russell Westbrook's leadership role on the squad. After..." November 06

  • Hasheem Thabeet Blames 'Outsiders' for Divide Between Durant and Westbrook

    The Undefeated "To no surprise, the leg room at his Oracle Arena seat was too tight to fit his 7-foot-3 frame for the showdown between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. So former Oklahoma City Thunder giant of a center Hasheem Thabeet watched the highly anticipated matchup from a lounge area inside the arena..." November 05

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant sees something special in Lakers' Brandon Ingram

    Orange County Register "The issue has hovered over Brandon Ingram like a pesky defender. It’s been more discussed than his intriguing jump shot and positional versatility. So when Ingram trained with the U.S. Select team in Las Vegas this summer, it hardly seemed surprising he elicited countless inquiries about his..." November 05

  • Durant: I cared too much about the feelings of OKC fans, teammates

    The Undefeated "To no surprise, the leg room at his Oracle Arena seat was too tight to fit his 7-foot-3 frame for the showdown between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. So former Oklahoma City Thunder giant of a center Hasheem Thabeet watched the highly anticipated matchup from a lounge area inside the arena..." November 04

  • Russell Westbrook started a rivalry with Kevin Durant and the Warriors he can't win

    Fox Sports "Russell Westbrook made a statement before Thursday’s Thunder-Warriors game at Oracle Arena — a loud one. His highlighter orange official photographer vest was visible from miles away and was just the latest in the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard’s series of passive-aggressive shots at former..." November 04

  • Tracy McGrady Says Durant Would Crush Westbrook In 1-On-1 ... 'Not Even Fair!'

    TMZ "Strip away the superteam. Kevin Durant would still DOMINATE Russell Westbrook if they took it to the park ... that's according to Tracy McGrady. In the wake of Thursday night's Warrior-led ass-kicking, McGrady told TMZ Sports it would be even worse if the two ex-teammates went mano-a-mano. " November 04

  • Kevin Durant on Not Giving a Sh*t About Westbrook’s Photographer Attire

    Black Sports Online "Westbrook proclaims his innocence in all this, but he knew exactly what he was doing. The Warriors beat the Thunder during Super Bowl week last year, KD stayed in town to hang out with them and did some photography work during the game. Westbrook is petty in subtle ways, so this was definitely..." November 04

  • Lakers' Ingram trying to pattern game after Durant

    Orange County Register "The issue has hovered over Brandon Ingram like a pesky defender. It’s been more discussed than his intriguing jump shot and positional versatility. So when Ingram trained with the U.S. Select team in Las Vegas this summer, it hardly seemed surprising he elicited countless inquiries about his..." November 04

  • Kevin Durant lays into Enes Kanter during postgame press conference

    Fox Sports "Kevin Durant went absolutely bonkers during the Golden State Warriors' 122-96 bludgeoning of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, dropping 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting and grabbing seven rebounds before departing the game for good early in the 4th quarter. Late in the second quarter,..." November 04

  • Russell Westbrook apologized to Thunder for influencing Kevin Durant into being edgier

    The Oklahoman "A quiet night in Memphis turned competitive, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook watched Monday Night Football. Flanked by Thunder staff and players last Dec. 8, the NBA's pre-eminent duo joked and traded barbs over ribs in the bar area of Blues City Café. The two stars' favorite teams were..." November 04

  • Draymond Green: Warriors want to beat Thunder ‘really bad’ for Kevin Durant

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook has repeatedly said he’s no more motivated to play the Warriors than he is for any other game. With the Thunder facing Golden State tonight for the first time since Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City, Draymond Green is taking a different approach. Green, via Monte Poole of CSN..." November 03

  • Kevin Durant Doesn't Shake Hands Before Games, Won't Break Tradition For Westbrook

    Real GM Basketball "Even though Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors, he remains a fan of Russell Westbrook. Durant was recently seen watching Westbrook play in the Warriors' locker room after a road win at the Pelicans. "The thing is, I'm not a hater," Durant told..." November 03

  • Russell Westbrook downplays Warriors matchup: 'I play every game the same'

    ESPN "The Oklahoma City Thunder are the last unbeaten team in the Western Conference after taking down the Clippers 85-83 on Wednesday to improve to 4-0. Awaiting the Thunder next: a trip to Oracle Arena in Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. The upcoming matchup carries..." November 03

  • Kevin Durant Admits He Did Russell Westbrook Wrong

    12 Up "When Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, all he did was send a text message to Russell Westbrook. Was it the right thing to do? During an interview, Durant said it might not have been the right way to go about the situation. Kevin Durant said that he..." November 03

  • Kevin Durant has a surprise prediction for who will lead the NBA in scoring

    Fox Sports "Kevin Durant is a four-time scoring champion, so when he decides to make a prediction about who might take the crown this season, we should probably listen more closely than usual -- even if he names someone you might not initially expect. Speaking to reporters at shootaround in advance of..." October 29

  • Kevin Durant yells at imaginary critics in post-practice workout

    CBS Sports "One of the big questions going into this season with the Golden State Warriors was how Kevin Durant would adapt to being a villain. He's been the lovable small-town hero his entire career, and now threw aside the state of Oklahoma and bolted to go "fit in" with the big, shiny, juggernaut. That..." October 28

  • Russell Westbrook: Didn't watch Kevin Durant's Warriors debut

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook said after shootaround on Wednesday that he didn't watch Kevin Durant's debut with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. "Nah," he said when asked whether he had watched any basketball. When asked whether he'd seen any scores from Tuesday, he said the same..." October 26

  • Stephen Curry: Warriors offense ‘pretty much the same’ with Kevin Durant

    Larry Brown Sports "The worst case scenario for the Golden State Warriors came to fruition Tuesday night, as they were blown out by the San Antonio Spurs in their first ever regular season game with Kevin Durant. Naturally, everyone now wants to know if Durant was part of the problem. Durant himself looked sharp,..." October 26

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant 'jealous' of Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan relationship

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is jealous of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan's friendship, according to Toronto Raptors assistant coach Rex Kalamian. Kalamian, who was an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach under Scott Brooks from 2009 to 2015, told Chris O'Leary of the Toronto Star that Durant texted him in August..." October 25

  • Draymond digs Durant: 'I like that dude because he's a lot like me'

    Bleacher Report "It’s a simple question. Four little words. But Draymond Green is struck silent. And quite easily so. He stares ahead, then at the floor. Rocks back and forth. Fiddles with the drawstring on his shorts. Goes to speak. Stops. Nearly 20 seconds pass. He is surprised by the fact he’s caught..." October 23

  • Durant asks Redditors for tips on what to do in Bay Area

    San Francisco Chronicle "The new guy on the Warriors — Kevin Durant — ventured onto Reddit Thursday to ask users what Bay Area places he should check out. Local Redditers, starstruck by KD's impromptu appearance, were only too happy to oblige. They welcomed him like royalty and suggested restaurants, coffee joints,..." October 23

  • Durant: Seattle NBA team something 'every player wants to see'

    SI "This was the third Friday of September, just before the start of Warriors training camp. The plan called for Durant to arrive at Powell Barnett park in east Seattle at 1 PM, speak to the crowd, knock down an inaugural jumper on the refurbished court—the work of his Kevin Durant Charity..." October 22

  • Jerry West on Kevin Durant criticism: ‘It’s disgusting’

    Sportsnaut "It’s safe to say that NBA legend and Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West doesn’t appreciate the criticism Kevin Durant is facing for joining Golden State. “There were all kinds of players that signed contracts, and we were the ones who got criticized for it when I thought it was..." October 19

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Durant How He Could Change During Meeting

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison met with Kevin Durant in West Hollywood shortly before the start of free agency. Westbrook asked Durant what he could do and how he could change. Durant was set to meet with several teams during the first few days of July. “He went above and beyond,”..." October 19

  • Twitter roasts Kevin Durant for questionable outfit on 'Rolling Stone' cover

    CBS Sports "Just when you think the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook saga is over, it rears its ugly head. Durant is currently generating headlines for a recently published Rolling Stone story, in which he says some not-so-favorable things about his former Thunder teammate. Durant also revealed in the piece..." October 19

  • Kevin Durant on going to Warriors: “I damn sure wasn’t going there if they’d won”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone sensed it. Kevin Durant finally admitted it. If Draymond Green had been able to keep his hands to himself and not gotten suspended. If LeBron James hadn’t stepped up and had three of the best Finals game performances ever. If Andrew Bogut had been healthy. If Stephen Curry could have..." October 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins Calls the Media Out for How They Treat Kevin Durant

    Complex "Kevin Durant is, by almost all accounts, a really nice guy. So nice that, once upon a time, Nike put together an entire campaign to try and convince people that KD was not nice. At least on the basketball court. But ever since KD decided to sign with the Warriors this summer, things have..." October 19

  • Kevin Durant finds hate comments 'comical': 'Deep down inside, I don't get it'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is slowly getting used to all the hate being lobbed at him for joining the Golden State Warriors. At least, that’s how it looked when Durant responded to a fan on Twitter asking him how he feels about being the villain for leaving Oklahoma City for the Bay Area." October 17

  • Kevin Durant, Draymond Green partied with Travis Scott in Las Vegas

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are clearly enjoying their time together as teammates on the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs played the Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason contest at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, winning by the final of 112-107. After the game, the gold medal-winning..." October 17

  • Draymond Green goes off on Paul Pierce for criticism of Kevin Durant

    SI "It’s safe to say Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors was the biggest story of the NBA off-season. As the preseason winds down, there has been no shortage of critics. Future Hall of Famer and occasionally grumpy old man Paul Pierce was among them on Thursday,..." October 14

  • Russell Westbrook Done Responding To Durant's Comments

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook was asked about comments made by Kevin Durant in which he said he feels "really grateful to play for a team like that and play with a bunch of players who are selfless and enjoy the game in its purest form." "That's cute man," said Westbrook. "My job is to worry about what's..." October 13

  • Bogut says Durant to Warriors was easy to forecast 'long before the summer'

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut isn't exactly surprised that Kevin Durant joined his former team. In an interview with ESPN's Tim McMahon, Bogut said that he and Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala knew before Durant signed that the team was going to trade of one of them. "That's..." October 12

  • Durant to the media: 'Going to say how I feel from now on'

    CSN Bay Area "Kevin Durant on Tuesday unveiled plans to embrace the kind of unambiguous candor that surely will reveal more of his true self. Durant didn’t exactly put it that way, but in the wake of comments he made Monday night that he feels were magnified by media, the Warriors forward was clear in saying..." October 12

  • Warriors CEO Lacob's Message to Owners on Durant: 'Sorry, We Got Him'

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors CEO Joe Lacob feels the chill directed at him and his team for the execution and extravagance displayed in the NBA-altering decision to pursue and persuade, and eventually sign Kevin Durant. Some of the cool air is coming from the commissioner’s office. Most is from his brethren in the..." October 11

  • Kevin Durant joined the Warriors because they blew a 3-1 Finals lead

    Sporting News "Don't ever forget that the Warriors blew a 3-1 NBA Finals lead to the Cavaliers. Free-agent acquisition Kevin Durant didn't forget; in fact, it's why he joined the team. The former league MVP was part of a panel at Monday night's ENCORE Award ceremony at the Stanford Graduate School of..." October 11

  • Kevin Durant says Warriors have shown him he's 'not as smart' as he thought he was

    Fox Sports "Kevin Durant is a four-time scoring champ, seven-time All-Star and is all but a lock for the Hall of Fame. You'd think he'd know the game inside and out, and he thought the same — until he joined the Golden State Warriors. "There's a lot I need to learn about the game of basketball,"..." October 05

  • Kevin Durant Reveals His Favorite Teammate Ever And It Might Surprise You

    NESN "Kendrick Perkins is a popular guy. Not only was Perkins beloved during his seven-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics. But he also formed such a good friendship with Kevin Durant during their time together with the Oklahoma City Thunder that Durant considers Perkins to be his favorite teammate..." October 03

  • Nick Collison says he got a text from Kevin Durant about move before it was announced

    Pro Basketball Talk "There hasn’t been much communication between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in the wake of Durant’s decision to head West — Westbrook reportedly deleted the goodbye text from Durant. Things seem a little better between Durant and Nick Collison, who have been teammates longer than KD and..." October 03

  • Perkins: Westbrook, Durant ‘never really valued each other’

    The Oklahoman "“With them not talking right now, that bothers me,” said Perkins, who played in Oklahoma City from 2011-15. “Because I know both of them, they care for each other and love each other, despite the decision that KD made. With me reading an article saying that they haven’t talked to each other, that..." October 01

  • Durant says Warriors telling him to be more aggressive

    ESPN "Kevin Durant said he isn't worried about how many shots he takes per game with the Warriors this season, but Draymond Green made it clear Thursday that the former Thunder star's new team wants him to be aggressive. When asked after practice what a comfortable number of shots might be for him,..." September 30

  • Kevin Durant says Nike didn’t influence his free-agency decision

    Pro Basketball Talk "Many different factors went into Kevin Durant‘s decision this summer to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors — basketball fit, location, his friendships with Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green, and more. But one thing he wants to make sure you know didn’t influence him is..." September 28

  • Klay sheds new light on 'not sacrificing' comment at Media Day

    CSN Bay Area "It was a single quote, and all through August and into September it stuck to Klay Thompson’s image like a wad of gum to the sole of his sneakers. I’m not sacrificing (bleep), because my game isn’t changing. Thompson was responding in a Yahoo Sports article to questions about the “sacrifices”..." September 27

  • Westbrook says he still hasn't spoken to Durant

    Fox Sports "The biggest story of the NBA offseason was Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder in free agency to sign with a Warriors team that blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The decision came as a shock to many, including Durant's OKC teammates. Russell Westbrook had been a teammate of Durant's for all eight..." September 23