Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant not concerned about his ankle: ‘I’m good’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is dismissing any concerns about an ankle injury. Durant rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ Game 3 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. He was able to walk off the floor after turning his ankle, and he headed to the locker room..." April 20

  • Kevin Durant says injuries have killed Warriors’ morale

    Larry Brown Sports "The usually formidable Golden State Warriors stumbled their way to the end of the regular season, and Kevin Durant thinks that the team’s recent slate of injuries had a big effect on them psychologically. After the Warriors were blown out by the Utah Jazz 119-79 on Tuesday in their final game..." April 12

  • Kevin Durant to decline player option, rework deal with Warriors

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant plans to decline his player option for the 2018-19 season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN. His time on the open market, however, will be brief. A nine-time All-Star and the reigning NBA Finals MVP,..." April 11

  • Kevin Durant says Michael Beasley probably had as much talent as he did

    Clutch Points "When Michael Beasley was drafted with the second pick in the 2008 draft by the Miami Heat many thought the Kansas State Wildcats forward would be a once in a generation talent, as long as he was able to keep his head straight. Unfortunately for Beasley though he got himself into his fair share..." April 10

  • Kevin Durant Argues The One-And-Done Rule Has Turned College Basketball Coaches Into ‘Daycare Owners’

    Dime Magazine "Just about everyone in basketball agrees that the one-and-done rule has to be changed. The NBA appears to be taking steps forward to find a way to replace the rule as it currently exists, but until then, top high school basketball prospects will be required to spend a year playing college ball...." April 09

  • Kevin Durant Picks James Harden over LeBron James to Win 2018 NBA MVP

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors swingman Kevin Durant is backing his former teammate in this season's MVP race. "James Harden," Durant said when asked to pick a 2017-18 MVP, per Sam Amick of USA Today. Durant said the race isn't close when he selected the Houston Rockets guard but acknowledged..." April 03

  • Kevin Durant: I Don't Think We Would've All Been MVPs In OKC

    Real GM Basketball "With James Harden likely to win MVP this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have had three future MVPs on their team that reached the 2012 Finals. "It's his turn. Just give it to him," said Durant of Harden. "It's his time to win it. They're playing on another level — 60-point..." April 03

  • Klay Thompson Slept Through Warriors Practice The Day Before His 60-Point Game

    Dime Magazine "Klay Thompson is as unique a personality as you’ll find in an NBA All-Star. The Warriors sharp-shooting guard is as laid back as any player in the league and his laissez-faire attitude works perfectly for being a tertiary star on the NBA’s ultimate super team. Thompson’s abilities on the court..." April 03

  • Barkley says Durant has been a pain since leaving Thunder

    247 Sports "Charles Barkley doesn't hold back in his opinions. As somebody who is paid and makes a living off of doing just that, simply giving his opinions, the TNT analyst often gives some hard-hitting ones. Such is the case whenever he's commented on Kevin Durant, especially since he left the Oklahoma..." April 02

  • Durant: 'Emotions and passion for the game' reason behind more technical fouls

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant said Friday that his "emotions and passion for the game" have fueled a spike in technical fouls this season, according to Chris Haynes of "After winning that championship, I learned that much hadn't changed," Durant added. "I thought it would fill a certain [void]. It..." March 30

  • Kevin Durant is a fan of LaVar Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "Many people around the sports world are sick and tired of LaVar Ball, but the outspoken Big Baller Brand founder does have a supporter in Kevin Durant. Durant joined “The Bill Simmons Podcast” for a two-part interview. During the interview, Durant expressed support for Ball and said he was no..." March 30

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant ejected for arguing with ref in first game back

    ESPN "Kevin Durant's return didn't last as long as expected. In his first game since a six-game absence to recover from a rib injury, the All-Star small forward picked up two quick technical fouls late in the first half of the Golden State Warriors' 116-107 loss Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks..." March 30

  • Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors star available to play Thursday against Bucks

    CBS Sports "The Warriors announced that Kevin Durant will be available to play during Thursday's game against the Bucks. The injury bug has shockingly bit the Warriors for a little over a month now. Star and role players all across the roster have been hurt and missed time. One of those players has been..." March 29

  • Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors star says he's playing against the Bucks on Thursday

    CBS Sports "The injury bug has shockingly bit the Warriors for a little over a month now. Star and role players all across the roster have been hurt and missed time. One of those players has been Kevin Durant. He's been out since March 14 with a rib injury. Durant has been slowly working his way back while..." March 28

  • Kerr: Kevin Durant will 'probably' return Thursday vs. Bucks

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors are likely just days away from getting a four-time NBA scoring champion back in their lineup. Ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the visiting Indiana Pacers, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Kevin Durant wanted to suit up, but he wouldn't let..." March 27

  • Kevin Durant out versus Pacers, but will return versus Bucks

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant is back, just not for the Golden State Warriors' upcoming game. With the Warriors reeling due to injuries, they're about to have their reigning Finals MVP back in the lineup, but it'll be for Thursday's game versus the Milwaukee Bucks as Durant will continue to sit out during..." March 26

  • Nobody is More Thin-Skinned and Constantly Offended than Kevin Durant

    The Big Lead "Steph Curry was hurt again on Friday, so it’s time to ask if his injuries are becoming a concern. That is an offensive question to his teammate Kevin Durant. Durant once again, for some unknown reason, is so hostile when the media is doing anything but praising him: “S— ain’t perfect when..." March 25

  • Kevin Durant Out at Least 2 Weeks After Rib Injury Diagnosed as Fracture

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant is the latest Golden State Warriors star to be sidelined by an injury. The 2014 NBA MVP had already been ruled out of Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings due to sore ribs, but it apparently isn't only a day-to-day injury. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco..." March 16

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant questionable Friday with sore ribs

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Friday night's home game against the Sacramento Kings because of soreness in his right ribs. Durant went through a normal practice Thursday but had a patch on the ribs after practice. On Wednesday night, Durant scored..." March 15

  • Kevin Durant: “It’s weird” without Stephen Curry on court

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant is the guy that put the Warriors over the top into superteam, “can they even be beat?” category. Stephen Curry is the guy the system was built around to make the Warriors champions. It’s his gravity to draw defenders out — whether he has the ball or not — that opens up everything..." March 12

  • Blazers fan has words for Kevin Durant, gets ejected

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant isn’t exactly the biggest fan favorite these days, and that was certainly true on Friday night in Portland. In the second quarter of a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers, a fan sitting courtside at the Moda Center had words for Durant during an..." March 10

  • Durant: Opposing Fans Fear, Respect Me

    The Sports Post "Kevin Durant isn’t worried about any personal awards. In fact, he doesn’t need anything for validation. Of course, his Golden State Warriors are favorites to win another NBA title. And, Durant is an MVP winner in his own right. But he doesn’t need to be, according to him. “Awards don’t mean..." March 07

  • Kevin Durant Thinks Players Need People Who Will ‘Be Real’ With Them If The One-And-Done Rule Is Scrapped

    Uproxx "The NBA is reportedly looking into ways to get rid of the one-and-done rule. In an interesting twist, though, Adam Silver and his team tasked with solving this issue are not necessarily just going to open the door for high schoolers to jump right to the pros, and are instead looking at other..." March 06

  • Kevin Durant jokes about next contract: 'I want to wait to see who wins the championship'

    Sporting News "Drama surrounding player decisions in free agency has turned the NBA into a yearlong spectacle. Whenever a star player approaches the end of his contract, all eyes begin to shift toward what their move will be in the offseason. It seems like almost every week Paul George delivers another..." March 02

  • Kevin Durant Confirms He'll Re-Sign With Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "While Kevin Durant will be a free agent again this offseason, he has been widely expected to re-sign again with the Warriors. “Oh, you want to start this up?” Durant said when asked the question on Friday. Durant was asked if it is as much of a foregone conclusion that he will re-sign with..." March 02

  • Kevin Durant Says The Wizards ‘Definitely Need’ John Wall Back In The Lineup

    Dime Magazine "The Washington Wizards have been on tear since John Wall had to undergo surgery to repair a lingering knee issue. They’ve gone 10-3 in his absence, which has sparked a good bit of overreaction from a certain subset of fans who believe they might better off without him altogether. The Wizards..." March 01

  • Durant Thinks NBA Salaries Should be Secret

    The Sports Post "Kevin Durant has an idea on how to curb the scandals engulfing the NCAA right now. But it’s kind of an odd one. He thinks NBA salaries should be kept secret. “First off, they gotta stop publicizing how much money we make as NBA players because it’s driving these parents and kids crazy...." February 28

  • KD wants to raise mental health awareness: 'People go through so much inside'

    The Athletic "From the moment Donald Trump was elected and, in some cases, while he was still on the campaign trail, the Warriors have been hypercritical of the rhetoric and policy of the country's president, more transparently displeased than any other organization in all of sports. So there was never much..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant defends Zaza Pachulia’s fall on Russell Westbrook

    San Francisco Gate "After Warriors practice Sunday night in Manhattan, Warriors forward Kevin Durant defended Zaza Pachulia’s fall on Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook that had social media abuzz Saturday. “I don't think Zaza was trying to hurt anybody,” Durant said. “He is clumsy, don’t get me wrong, like a..." February 26

  • Kevin Durant commits $10M to help disadvantaged kids attend college

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant knows about starting at the bottom rung. But he is blessed with a gift to play basketball, which is not just a paycheck, but a ticket to worlds with other possibilities. He has used that access to create business opportunities beyond the world of sports, such as in..." February 24

  • Kevin Durant against one-and-done rule; would have entered NBA out of high school

    CBS Sports "Several current NBA players have been implicated for possibly accepting inappropriate payments in the latest information from the FBI's probe into NCAA basketball. Among those named are NBA rookies Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Kyle Kuzma and Bam Adebayo. Warriors forward Kevin Durant did..." February 23

  • Durant blames himself for relationship with Westbrook, 'I f---ed that up'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When you get them in the same building, all eyes are on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Everyone already knows the background, we're not going there. The two are no longer teammates, but for one weekend they have been again for the last two years in the NBA All-Star Game. To no surprise,..." February 18

  • Durant on Fox News host's LeBron tirade: 'It was racist'

    USA Today "The timing was perfect. While social media was still buzzing Friday about Laura Ingraham’s segment on Fox News, where the host told LeBron James and Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” rather than share their views about President Trump as they had in a recent joint interview, people across..." February 17

  • Durant on coaching flak: 'Everybody just loves to hate on the Warriors'

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant is not holding back in his opinion. According to the reigning Finals MVP, people are giving the Golden State Warriors flack for Steve Kerr's decision to let the players coach versus the Phoenix Suns all because the NBA fan base loves to hate them. Durant isn't wrong in his..." February 14

  • Apple developing series inspired by Durant's life

    Variety "Apple is developing a drama series based on the early life and career of NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Titled “Swagger,” the series is inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experiences. It will explore the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball and the lives of the players, their..." February 13

  • Kevin Durant: Report about LeBron possibly meeting with Warriors is ‘bulls—‘

    Larry Brown Sports "Prior to this week, the thought of LeBron James joining the Warriors seemed like one we shouldn’t waste our time on. That has suddenly changed, but Kevin Durant isn’t putting much stock into the report that LeBron could meet with Golden State this summer. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes,..." February 01

  • Durant hopes plan to heal rift between players, refs isn't 'therapy session'

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant is not totally convinced by the league’s five-pronged plan to address relationships between players and referees. “It’s a matter of what are they trying to get accomplished,” Durant said after Warriors’ practice Friday. “If they’re trying to go and have a therapy session between..." January 26

  • The Blazers Made Fun Of Themselves For Drafting Greg Oden Over Kevin Durant

    Dime Magazine "Kevin Durant was, apparently, the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game draft. We don’t know for sure because the draft wasn’t televised, which is something that hopefully changes soon, but Durant seems to be under the impression that he was selected by LeBron James with the first pick,..." January 26

  • Kevin Durant jokes about All-Star Game draft: 'Finally someone picked me No. 1'

    CBS Sports "Nobody is having more fun with the All-Star Game draft than Kevin Durant. He already admitted to being LeBron James' first pick and he even had some fun on his Instagram with an old picture that was used for The Players' Tribune, when he decided to sign with the Warriors. It is of course a meme..." January 26

  • Durant fined $15K for comments about refs

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant has been fined $15,000 for his comments about a referee after the Warriors' 123-112 win over the Knicks Tuesday, according to USA Today. Durant said a referee had an attitude during the game, which he claimed led to a technical foul in the second half. "He tried to make a bunch..." January 25

  • NBRA accepts Kevin Durant's apology, looks forward to talks with NBPA

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association tweeted Thursday that it had accepted Kevin Durant's apology for accusing an official of targeting him when he was ejected Tuesday night. The NBRA also said in the tweet that this was the type of "common ground" that the organization and the National..." January 25

  • Kevin Durant apologizes for saying referee was targeting him

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who was ejected late in Tuesday's 123-112 victory over the New York Knicks, apologized Wednesday after accusing official James Williams after the game of targeting him . Durant said Tuesday that the beef with Williams began early in the..." January 24

  • Kevin Durant claims he was targeted by official prior to ejection

    Clutch Points "Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant transformed what might have been a celebratory night for a turning of the page, bouncing back from a loss against the Houston Rockets with a win at home over the New York Knicks. Yet the headlines weren’t dominated by him only taking 10 shots or..." January 24

  • Kevin Durant Slams Clint Capela for Warriors Comment: 'His Job Is Not as Hard'

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela caught Kevin Durant's attention when he told Tim MacMahon of his team is better than the Golden State Warriors after Saturday's victory. "His job is not as hard," Durant said of Capela, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "When your job is that..." January 22

  • Durant unfazed after Warriors lose season series vs. Rockets

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors are not concerned with the Houston Rockets after losing the season series tiebreaker in a 116-108 loss Saturday night at Toyota Center. Houston won the series 2-1. If both teams end the season with identical records, the Rockets would get the higher seed and home-court..." January 21

  • Kevin Durant says Isaiah Thomas deserves some time to get back into top form

    Cavaliers Nation "When the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Isaiah Thomas in their offseason deal with the Boston Celtics, they knew it would be a while before the crafty ball-handler would be well enough to play, as he was still recovering from the hip injury he sustained in last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs...." January 16

  • Kevin Durant Has Increased Interest In Owning NBA Team

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant's desire to eventually own an NBA team has increased since joining the Golden State Warriors. Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman have taken numerous meetings with existing owners and tech CEOs to gather information about the endeavor. One source says "this is a genuine..." January 15

  • Kevin Durant doesn't want to pick All-Star team; Stephen Curry says, 'Why not?'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are neck-and-neck for tops in All-Star balloting among Western Conference players. But they have starkly different opinions on the new format, in which the player who receives the most votes in each conference will serve as a..." January 12

  • Kevin Durant says he wants to play until age 40

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant wants to be the latest big-time athlete to play until the age of 40. As we've seen over the past year with Tom Brady, Vince Carter and Manu Ginobili, former superstars can progress to the age of 40 and still play at a high level. Not long after he became the latest member of the..." January 11

  • Kevin Durant becomes second-youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points

    San Francisco Gate "Late in the second quarter of the Warriors’ game Wednesday night against the Clippers, Kevin Durant hit a 22-foot jumper to become the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach the 20,000-point club. Durant needed only 16 minutes and 10 shots to score 25 first-half points, his most in a..." January 11

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