Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Warriors owner confident Curry, Durant will re-sign in free agency

    CBS Sports "With the signing of Kevin Durant last summer, the Warriors were especially busy re-tooling their roster after losing in the NBA Finals. But with Durant possibly opting out of his contract and Stephen Curry becoming a free agent, Golden State will be busier than ever this upcoming..." January 20

  • Have the Golden State Warriors become Kevin Durant’s team?

    Fox Sports "The Warriors already had the NBA’s back-to-back MVP, Stephen Curry, when they added the man who preceded him in winning the award, Kevin Durant, this summer. Add in Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, and you have a lot of star power on one team, yet there..." January 19

  • Are Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on speaking terms after apparent conversation? Westbrook: ‘Nah’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook deleted Kevin Durant‘s goodbye text and, months later, told the whole world they still hadn’t talked. That apparently changed during the Warriors’ win over the Thunder yesterday – though not if you ask Westbrook. Westbrook dunked in the third quarter, and according to ESPN..." January 19

  • Kevin Durant: Outside world making Thunder rivalry bigger than it is

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant has always downplayed the bad feelings between himself and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in his mind, outside observers continue to make much more of it than is really happening. Durant told Michael Lee of the Vertical that his rivalry with Russell Westbrook isn’t nearly as big a..." January 19

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are reportedly still not on speaking terms

    CBS Sports "The adage "time heals all wounds," does not apply to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. At least not yet. Since Durant decided to sign with the Warriors in the offseason, the two sides have not been on speaking terms. This is likely because of how the partnership on the court ended. Durant..." January 18

  • Durant: Harden could've been satisfied as OKC's 6th man

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant spent the weeks following the 2009 season scouting draft prospects. This was a monster moment for his young Thunder. The two Junes prior, Sam Presti nailed his top picks, selecting Durant second in 2007 and Russell Westbrook fourth in 2008. Hit on one more — right before the flood of..." January 18

  • Why Steph Curry and Kevin Durant haven't clicked -- yet

    ESPN "IN THE AFTERMATH of Golden State's Monday route of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr said, "I thought Steph was great. His energy was great, and he set the tone. I love that he took 20 shots." Then, the money phrase: "When he's aggressive, we go." As Kerr spoke, Klay Thompson leaned against..." January 18

  • Durant: Playing Thunder will never be a normal game for me

    ESPN "Round 2 of Kevin Durant's clash with his former Oklahoma City Thunder squad on Wednesday won't be any easier than his first meeting on Nov. 3, a game the Golden State Warriors won easily 122-96. "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told ESPN in advance of his second go-around..." January 18

  • When put on the spot, Kevin Durant hints that he'll re-sign with the Warriors

    CBS Sports "Although he just signed with the Warriors last offseason, Kevin Durant could potentially opt out of his contract and head elsewhere this upcoming summer. But similar to Stephen Curry, Duranthas no reason to leave this team, especially since he wants to play in their brand new arena. On hand for..." January 18

  • Lacob Has ‘Every Expectation’ Durant Will Re-Sign

    Hoops Rumors "While they may not be chasing history as they were last year, all signs point to the Warriors being as scary a team as ever now with Kevin Durant in the mix. Speaking today at the groundbreaking of the franchise’s new arena in San Francisco, team owner Joe Lacob mentioned to Marc Spears of The..." January 18

  • Durant finds himself entrenched in Cavs-Warriors rivalry already

    CSN Bay Area "Though he has experienced only one game, Kevin Durant already feels the heat that exists when the Warriors and Cavaliers share the court. Asked if Warriors-Cavaliers can be classified as a rivalry, Durant barely paused. “Yeah,” he said Saturday after practice. “I think so.” The teams meet..." January 15

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Kevin Durant What He Could Do To Keep Him In OKC

    Dime Magazine "You can’t change the past, and in many cases, you don’t have much control over the future, either. It’s becoming increasingly-clear that there was little Russell Westbrook, or anybody else for that matter, could’ve done to convince Kevin Durant to stay in Oklahoma City last summer. His mind was..." January 10

  • Durant: Exchange with Draymond 'wasn't an argument'

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant has opened up saying his heated discussion with Draymond Green in the final moments of regulation was nothing more than a simple pep talk. "He's and emotional guy," Durant told reporters after the game. "It wasn't an argument at all. It wasn't a disagreement. I felt like Draymond..." January 08

  • Here's why Draymond Green went off on Kevin Durant in Warriors' loss to Grizzlies

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors blew a 24-point lead, at home, to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night in a 128-119 overtime loss, Golden State's sixth of the season, and fourth to a Western Conference playoff power this season. The play that caught everyone's attention, however, occurred with 41 seconds..." January 07

  • Steve Nash: Kevin Durant signing with Warriors ‘the same thing LeBron did’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Steve Nash believes Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors is no different than when LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat … and then return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nash currently serves as a part-time consultant with the Warriors and has been pals..." January 06

  • Here's what Steve Nash told Durant to convince him to sign with Warriors

    CBS Sports "It took a total team effort for the Golden State Warriors to sign Kevin Durant this past offseason. Everyone in the Warriors organization from Draymond Green to Jerry West did their part to get Durant to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State. Even player development consultant Steve Nash, who works..." January 05

  • In Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Warriors losing Finals was a loss for Celtics, too

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is a member of the Golden State Warriors, but he has said that he wouldn't have joined them if they had won the title last season. While we'll never truly know what he would have done had the Warriors not blown a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, there are people around the league who think..." January 04

  • Q&A with Kevin Durant: 'I like to remain somewhat of a mystery'

    ESPN "It has been a night-and-day transformation with Kevin Durant and the way he has dealt with the media since becoming a member of the Golden State Warriors. ESPN sat down with an open and candid Durant for a Q&A on how a once hostile relationship with the press has developed into something..." January 04

  • Kevin Durant pushing for more Warriors pick-and-rolls with Stephen Curry

    San Francisco Chronicle "Count Kevin Durant among those who get caught up in Stephen Curry’s offensive exploits. “Sometimes you’ve just got to get out of his way and let him rock out,” Durant said Friday. The question is why, 33 games into playing alongside each other, Durant and Curry haven’t been involved in more..." January 02

  • Kevin Durant after recording triple-double: ‘It really means nothing’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant recorded his first triple-double in a Golden State Warriors uniform on Friday night, but he didn’t really appear to think much of it at all. After putting up 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the 108-99 win at home over the Dallas Mavericks, Durant was asked what getting a..." January 01

  • Kevin Durant: Warriors may be passing too much

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors have won eight of their last nine games, but turnovers have been in an issue in several of those contests. Kevin Durant thinks he knows one way the Warriors can cut back on giving the ball to the other team. Pass less. After Golden State turned the ball over a..." December 29

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant says NBA report throws officials under bus

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant said he thinks the NBA's "Last Two Minute Report" is "bulls---" and says the league throws its officials under the bus by airing out refs' mistakes. "I think it's bulls--- and they should get rid of it," Durant said Tuesday. Durant's comments come a..." December 28

  • Cavs upset Kevin Durant wasn't called for tech for what he said to Kevin Love

    CBS Sports "One of the more amusing aspects of the Cavaliers' 109-108 Christmas victory over the Warriors was the dunking exploits of Richard Jefferson. Electrifying the home crowd and his teammates, the 36-year-old veteran threw down two monster dunks, one on Kevin Durant and another true posterization..." December 26

  • Warriors-Cavs rivalry needs LeBron and K.D. to hate each other, starting on Christmas

    CBS Sports "It's time for Kevin Durant and LeBron James to hate each other. Put that friendship on hold. Trade two-hand touch, offseason football games for bruised feelings and frantic competition. On Sunday, when the Warriors head to Cleveland, don't root for one team or the other. Root for Durant and..." December 23

  • Kevin Durant Finally Settles the Longstanding Debate of What Height He Really Is

    Complex "Kevin Durant stans and NBA fans always have this exhausted argument: How tall is Kevin Durant? Is he 6-foot-9, 6-foot-11, or 7-feet tall? KD's height is very debatable because he's a freak of nature that is the height of an average center from the '80s and '90s, yet handles the rock like a..." December 18

  • Kevin Durant’s Reason For Spurning Knicks In Free Agency Is Terrifically Blunt

    NESN "It’s easy to overthink things in the crazy world of NBA free agency. That’s certainly happened in the case of Kevin Durant, who shook up the NBA landscape this summer by signing with the Golden State Warriors. Since then, we’ve seen rumors and conspiracy theories abound over why Durant didn’t..." December 15

  • LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant can earn $210 million deals under new CBA

    CBS Sports "The new collective-bargaining agreement has been agreed upon in principle, and if you thought the deals were big last summer, wait until you see what guys are getting next year. For years, LeBron James has been dancing with one-year deals as the salary cap has skyrocketed. With no injury..." December 15

  • Kevin Durant Finally Revealed His Real Height After Years Of ‘Messing’ With Everyone

    Uproxx "For whatever reason, Kevin Durant has always lied about his height. Well, maybe not lied, but he at least insisted that he’s 6-foot-9, like in the above interview clip from earlier this year, and that’s obviously not right. When he’s on the court next to the NBA’s seven-footers, Durant looks..." December 14

  • Golden State used a virtual reality 'Warriors experience' to lure Durant in free agency

    CBS Sports "Golden State's dogged pursuit of Kevin Durant in the offseason has immediately paid off. At 20-4, the Warriors have the best record in the NBA and Durant is among the field vying for MVP. Of course it wasn't guaranteed that Durant would choose the Warriors. It was a seasonlong process that..." December 12

  • Kevin Durant says he appreciates fans who heckle him to get a release in their lives

    ESPN "It has been nearly five months since Kevin Durant became a member of the Golden State Warriors, and while his transition on the court has been relatively seamless, it took venturing outside of his comfort zone to fully integrate himself. Take Durant's pregame routine, for example. In the..." December 10

  • Draymond Green, Kevin Durant laughed at Jazz coach for not surrendering

    Larry Brown Sports "The Utah Jazz fought to the finish in their loss to the mighty Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, and Draymond Green and Kevin Durant mocked them for it. With his team down by double-digits late in the game, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder called three timeouts in the last 1:05 in an attempt..." December 09

  • Durant: It was ‘tough’ to turn down Clippers in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Just how seriously was Kevin Durant considering the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency this past summer? Perhaps a bit more than you may have thought. Before Wednesday night’s highly-anticipated showdown between the Clippers and his Golden State Warriors, Durant commented on how difficult it..." December 08

  • Kevin Durant calls Pacers’ Paul George his ‘favorite player’

    San Francisco Chronicle "The similarities are obvious: They’re both All-Star small forwards with laid-back personalities, silky jump shots and dogged work ethics. It is the foundation of a bond based on mutual respect. Because when the Warriors host the Pacers on Monday night, Kevin Durant will not only match up..." December 05

  • 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