Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant on Bronny James Being Projected Top-10 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Bronny James is currently projected to become a top-10 pick in the 2024 NBA draft, and 13-time All-Star Kevin Durant told co-host Eddie Gonzalez on the latest edition of The ETCs Podcast that he understands why. "Bronny's a McDonald's All-American, Hoop Summit..." March 15

  • Kevin Durant calls out Charles Barkley

    Clutch Points "It’s clear to everyone in the basketball world that Kevin Durant and Charles Barkley don’t see eye to eye. The pair have gone back-and-forth throughout the years, but things got especially heated after Barkley’s infamous comments stating..." March 15

  • Kevin Durant Would Play Through Injury If Playoffs Started, Says Suns GM James Jones

    Bleacher Report "Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones suggested this week that the organization is handling Kevin Durant and his ankle injury with an abundance of caution. Speaking to the Arizona Republic, Jones said the following about KD's status: "If the playoffs started..." March 13

  • Kevin Durant has a history of returning from injuries on fire, which bodes well for Suns' playoff prospects

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant has yet to play in front of his new-home Phoenix fans, and now he might not get that chance until the playoffs as news broke on Thursday that Durant could miss the remainder of the regular season after spraining his ankle during pre-game warmups Wednesday..." March 10

  • Kevin Durant injures ankle in pregame slip, to undergo MRI

    ESPN "Kevin Durant slipped and sprained his left ankle during pregame warmups Wednesday, knocking him out of what was supposed to be his first home game with the Suns. The team is hopeful Durant avoided a serious sprain, but he is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday to determine the..." March 09

  • Kevin Durant reportedly could miss rest of season with Grade 2 ankle sprain

    Pro Basketball Talk "A slip during warmups, maybe on a wet spot on the floor at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, could upend the Western Conference playoff chase. Kevin Durant slipped on that spot during warmups Wednesday night, and while he finished his warmups he missed what was to be his home..." March 09

  • Kevin Durant out 2-3 weeks with ankle sprain

    The Score "Phoenix Suns superstar Kevin Durant will be sidelined for two-to-three weeks due to a left ankle sprain, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant suffered the injury in pre-game warmups before Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. " March 09

  • Kevin Durant’s ankle injury draws Nike sneaker rant from Stephen A. Smith

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns superstar Kevin Durant suffered an unfortunate ankle injury while warming up for the team’s win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, and Stephen A Smith blamed the sneakers for the ailment. “I got this problem, I just want..." March 09

  • How Kevin Durant has figured out fitting in with Suns while playing at a star level

    The Athletic "Monty Williams on Tuesday was asked how he would assess the Suns’ first three games with Kevin Durant. The Phoenix coach wasn’t sure how to respond because he doesn’t think of things in such a way. He’s just trying to win every game. Williams..." March 08

  • Kevin Durant looking forward to Suns home debut: 'It's going to be loud'

    The Score "Kevin Durant is expecting a loud crowd at Footprint Center when he makes his home debut with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. "I'm glad I was able to get a couple on the road to get my feet wet because I know it's going to be loud in there," Durant..." March 08

  • Andre Iguodala Reveals Stephen Curry Sacrificed A Lot During Kevin Durant's Time With The Warriors

    Fadeaway World "Andre Iguodala revealed that sharpshooter Stephen Curry sacrificed a lot when Kevin Durant was still a part of the Golden State Warriors  Speaking on Club Shay Shay, the veteran said Curry took a backseat every year. "I’m talking about stats-wise, numbers-wise,..." March 07

  • Devin Booker sounds off on Kevin Durant’s impact on Suns after big win vs. Mavs

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns pulled off a big win on Sunday against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, and it was thanks in large part to another dominant display from new superstar recruit Kevin Durant. KD led the way for the Suns with a game-high 37 points on a..." March 06

  • Kevin Durant On What He Would Need If He's Alone On A Deserted Island

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Durant knows what he wants if he ever gets marooned on a deserted island. It's all pretty much standard to the Phoenix Suns star. Speaking to the Suns in a rapid-fire Q and A, the veteran was asked what he would need if he was stranded on an island, and the reply was crisp..." March 06

  • Social Media Was Completely Fooled By Rumor That Kevin Durant & Brittney Griner Are Dating

    Total Pro Sports "Social media can be quite hilarious at times, but it can also be scary at how easily misinformation can be shared and believed. This week, Kevin Durant went viral on social media, not because of his first game with the Phoenix Suns, but because of a still shot someone took..." March 03

  • It's early, but this Kevin Durant-led Suns team looks like it's about to get late for others' title hopes

    CBS Sports "The obvious played out Wednesday night in Kevin Durant's glittering debut as a member of the Phoenix Suns, but the obvious doesn't always come to play with superteams, so let's embrace it. This Suns team, with Durant at its helm, is going to be an absolute..." March 02

  • 3 Hot Takes from Kevin Durant's Phoenix Suns Debut

    Bleacher Report "Just under a month after the Phoenix Suns traded for Kevin Durant, he debuted for his new team in a 105-91 road victory over the lowly, rebuilding and LaMelo Ball-less Charlotte Hornets. Given the opponent and tiny sample size, there may not be a ton to take away from the action, but..." March 02

  • Kevin Durant’s comments before Phoenix debut will hype up fans

    Clutch Points "The day has come: Kevin Durant is going to make his Phoenix Suns debut. This is the moment Suns fans have been waiting for, and it’s too bad that it will be on the road against the Charlotte Hornets. With the much-anticipated debut in store, Durant made some..." March 01

  • Kevin Durant to debut for Suns on Wednesday vs. Hornets

    ESPN "Kevin Durant will make his debut with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced Tuesday. Durant has been out with an MCL sprain since Jan. 8 but has been working out with his new teammates for the past two weeks. He was able to..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant should help reloaded Suns win NBA title but his legacy will take another shot

    Sportsnaut "At the trade deadline, Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns was the most significant mid-season trade in modern NBA history. Not since Wilt Chamberlain was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers from the Golden State Warriors during the 1965 All-Star Game has there been a mid-season blockbuster..." February 28

  • Charles Barkley Says There's No Difference Between LeBron James Joining The Heat And Kevin Durant Going To Warriors

    Fadeaway World "A lot has been said about LeBron James and Kevin Durant creating superteams in the league, with some fans defending their favorite player and attacking the other.  For Charles Barkley, though, there is no difference between LeBron's and Durant's..." February 27

  • How Kevin Durant will supercharge the Suns' title push

    ESPN "Kevin Durant is one of the best scorers in the NBA, and the trade that sent him from the Brooklyn Nets to the Phoenix Suns has immediately changed the outlook for those two teams and could rearrange the Western Conference playoff picture. Entering..." February 26

  • Here are the 5 'best' Suns lineups with Kevin Durant

    AZ Central "Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams says Kevin Durant can play with anybody. Let’s put that to the test. Here are five of the “best” lineups with the 13-time All-Star and two-time finals MVP ahead of Friday's game against Oklahoma City at Footprint..." February 23

  • Kevin Durant's Debut Date With Phoenix Suns Has Been Revealed

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Durant has been the talk of the town in the NBA after completing his blockbuster move to the Phoenix Suns. The 2x NBA champion was dealt to Phoenix right after Kyrie Irving was shipped to the Dallas Mavericks, creating another superteam in Arizona.  The situation has gotten..." February 22

  • New Suns Owner Opens Up About How They Landed Kevin Durant

    SI "Inside Mat Ishbia’s corner office at Footprint Center there are no mementos memorializing his basketball career. Not yet, anyway. No framed jersey, no autographed ball. It has been 21 years since Ishbia played his last game at Michigan State and longer since he concluded his playing..." February 22

  • Did Kevin Durant just hint at potentially recruiting Carmelo Anthony to Suns?

    Clutch Points "At the moment, Carmelo Anthony still hasn’t played a single minute in the NBA this season. The 10-time All-Star has been unable to secure a new contract with any team after his stint with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. Well, this might change in the near..." February 21

  • Kevin Durant defends his, Kyrie Irving's trade requests as 'great for the league'

    The Score "New Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant believes the requests made by him and former teammate Kyrie Irving to be traded from the Brooklyn Nets bolstered the NBA's popularity. "I don't think it's bad for the league," Durant said Saturday during..." February 18

  • With Kevin Durant in place, Suns have roughly 20 games to find championship form

    The Athletic "The introduction captured the moment. If Kevin Durant didn’t understand what his arrival has meant to the Phoenix Suns, he got the message shortly after walking onto the court Thursday and looking up at 3,000 fans at Footprint Center, many chanting his..." February 17

  • Kevin Durant opens up on pressure, championship expectations after trade

    Clutch Points "Kevin Durant has pretty much done it all in what has been a decorated NBA career. Right now, he’s decided to take on a new challenge after joining the Phoenix Suns in a blockbuster deal that sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world. KD..." February 16

  • After trading Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, is Brooklyn primed to land another star?

    The Score "When the Brooklyn Nets traded Kevin Durant, the 13-time All-Star became perhaps the greatest player ever moved mid-season. Naturally, much of the discussion stemming from that deadline-week blockbuster has focused on Durant's new team in Phoenix rather than the Nets squad he left..." February 16

  • Chris Paul not taking Suns' addition of Kevin Durant for granted

    ESPN "After almost two decades in the NBA, Chris Paul has seen almost everything the league has to offer. However, after watching his Phoenix Suns make one of the biggest deals in recent league history for superstar forward Kevin Durant, even Paul admits he is still trying to..." February 15

  • Suns Hoped to Trade for Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving at NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving almost remained teammates away from the Brooklyn Nets after this season's trade deadline. While the Nets traded Durant to the Phoenix Suns and moved Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reported the Suns were..." February 14

  • Ben Simmons Gets Real On Nets Current Roster Without Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "With Kevin Durant officially in Phoenix now, the only trace that remains from the KD-Kyrie era is former no 1. overall pick, Ben Simmons. After forcing his way out of Philadelphia, and onto a Nets roster built to win now, Simmons had trouble finding his footing and encountered many of..." February 13

  • James Harden: 'I don't look like the crazy one' after leaving Nets' Big Three

    The Score "After returning to Barclays Center for the first time since being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, James Harden said he wasn't surprised that the Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. "I don't look like the crazy..." February 12

  • Monty Williams: Kevin Durant's approach, love for game will help Suns' younger players

    The Score "Phoenix Suns bench boss Monty Williams is well aware of what Kevin Durant brings to the table, having previously coached him with the Oklahoma City Thunder and USA Basketball. "I think it's more than a lift," Williams told reporters following..." February 10

  • Grizzlies’ all-in offer for Kevin Durant before Suns trade

    Clutch Points "Kevin Durant is one of the most unstoppable offensive forces to ever step onto a basketball court. When the first domino of Kyrie Irving fell, there is a decent chance every title contender’s front office spitballed their best possible trade offer. Even if they did not actually..." February 10

  • Nets Pursued Pascal Siakam To Convince Kevin Durant To Stay

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets attempted to convince Kevin Durant to remain with the franchise by indicating they thought they had a chance to add another star either at the trade deadline or in the offseason. Pascal Siakam was one of the players the Nets pursued at the trade deadline, but the..." February 10

  • How the Suns' deal for Kevin Durant came together, fell apart and then shocked the NBA

    ESPN "A little after after 12 a.m. ET Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets' front office decided to call it a night. They'd take a car back to a local hotel where they had holed up as a group for trade deadline week to carry out what had turned into a sad mission: the final dismantling of..." February 10

  • Inside the new-look West and the Suns' all-in gamble for Kevin Durant

    ESPN "Championship or bust is an unfair standard. So many variables beyond the control of even the smartest NBA teams have to flip the right way to win four playoff series. The diciest one is health. The last team standing is usually among the healthiest. Maybe you can overcome an injury to a role..." February 10

  • Inside the downfall of the Nets’ Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving era

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the Nets. Not the other way around. It’s an important note to remember as we unpack the end of a not-quite era of championship contention in Brooklyn: The superstars chose to be here. Then they chose not to be. James Harden, Irving..." February 10

  • Nets Have Not Yet Made A 'Thank You' Tweet For Kyrie Irving Despite Already Doing It For Kevin Durant And TJ Warren

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets are not big fans of Kyrie Irving. If it wasn't obvious from their extremely acrimonious split after 4 years of drama, maybe the Nets' actions on Twitter have made it clearer. The Nets traded Irving to the Dallas Mavericks after he requested a trade..." February 10

  • Joe Harris Throws Shade At Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving While Describing Nets’ New Energy

    USA Today "Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris has been a member of the Nets since 2016 and during that time, he’s seen different iterations of this team. During the early years, the team resembled more of what it looks like after the trade deadline: a bunch of players of similar talent who..." February 10

  • Stewart Cink explains how he got Kevin Durant Suns jersey before anyone else

    Larry Brown Sports "Stewart Cink delivered a major flex on Thursday when he wore a Kevin Durant Phoenix Suns jersey during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Cink became the first person to wear a Durant Suns jersey, wearing one even before Durant played in a game for the Suns. The..." February 10

  • Suns acquiring Kevin Durant in blockbuster deal with Nets

    ESPN "After three-plus tumultuous years and a second trade request in eight months, the Brooklyn Nets traded All-NBA forward Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns for a package that includes dynamic forward Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and four..." February 09

  • Jae Crowder likely on the move again after inclusion in Kevin Durant trade

    Clutch Points "A last-minute addition to the blockbuster trade that saw the Brooklyn Nets send Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns, forward Jae Crowder is likely to be dealt to a new team prior to the 3PM deadline, per ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski. Crowder has received trade..." February 09

  • Grizzlies targeting Mikal Bridges, O.G. Anunoby after Kevin Durant trade

    Clutch Points "After a very hot start to the 2022-23 campaign, the Memphis Grizzlies have cooled off in recent weeks. The team owns a 2-8 record over its last ten games and is now just two games ahead of the Sacramento Kings for the two-seed in the Western Conference. And so the Grizzlies..." February 09

  • Why Suns’ Kevin Durant bet is a chance worth taking

    The Athletic "Many times, when a new owner takes control of a team, they want to stamp their mark on it in a big way. Let’s call it “New Owner Syndrome.” The best recent example of this came over the offseason with the Minnesota Timberwolves moving heaven and earth to..." February 09

  • You can't go any more all-in than the Suns did on Kevin Durant

    The Score "Eight months after Kevin Durant originally requested a trade out of Brooklyn - the equivalent of a lifetime in the fast-paced NBA - the Nets finally gave the 34-year-old superstar what he wanted. Early Thursday morning, the Nets and Suns reportedly reached a deal to send Durant..." February 09

  • Kevin Durant Trade Makes Suns the NBA's New Power Team

    The Big Lead "The Phoenix Suns made a big boy move on Wednesday night, acquiring Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets. New owner Mat Ishbia put his stamp on the team immediately and made the Suns the NBA's new power team. The Suns are sending Mikal Bridges, Cam..." February 09

  • Trading Kevin Durant to the Suns punctuates big disaster by Nets

    USA Today "The coda to the greatest failure in NBA history might have taken place in the middle of the night, but even darkness can’t hide the indignity of what the Brooklyn Nets will wake up to on Thursday.  It was inevitable, perhaps, that this would be how the end of the Kevin..." February 09

  • Kyrie Irving reacts to Kevin Durant trade, takes parting shot at Nets

    CBS Sports "Newest Dallas Maverick Kyrie Irving could have anticipated many of the questions that would be thrown his way following his debut with his new franchise. What was it like playing with new teammates? How many plays did you learn before taking the court? How has your relationship with..." February 09