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35 Kevin Durant SF
Height/Weight: 6-9/240 | Birthdate: 9/29/1988 | Birthplace: Washington, DC | Team: Oklahoma City Thunder | College: Texas | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 100/27 | Average Draft Position: 6.41
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Thunder's Kevin Durant begins light shooting Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant was able to do some light shooting before Thursday's game against the Suns, reports Suns.com.

Durant has been sidelined with a foot injury since Feb. 19 and he is expected to be reevaluated at the end of the month to determine when he can return to the court.


Thunder F Kevin Durant's season could be in peril after foot procedure


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant had a procedure performed on his ailing right foot to aid with the pain he's been experiencing, the team announced Sunday.

However, Durant will be re-evaluated in a week's amount of time as to when, or if, he will be able to continue his 2014-15 season. 

The Thunder released the following statement, on behalf of general manager Sam Presti:

“As we have conveyed, Kevin has experienced increased soreness in his right foot recently and as a result we initiated a process to determine the best way to manage it moving forward. In order to alleviate that discomfort, it was determined after consultation with Dr. Robert Anderson, and after receiving a second opinion from Dr. Martin O’Malley, that because the fracture itself has continued to heal as anticipated, there was an opportunity to address irritation from the screw, and make an adjustment to a different piece of hardware within the foot to relieve the symptoms of his soreness.

"The fracture itself is healing excellently by all accounts and we continue to feel good about the prognosis moving forward, but in the short term as he continued to have this discomfort, we wanted to determine the best way to alleviate it while still promoting the continued healing of the initial injury. 

"He is expected to be re-evaluated within a week to determine when he will return this regular season.”

Durant is averaging 25.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.


Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler to start for Thunder


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) The Thunder will start C Enes Kanter and F Kyle Singler at the Hornets on Saturday, according to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman

Kanter starts in place of Steven Adams, who injured his hand Feb. 9 and is out for three weeks. He was acquired at Thursday's trade deadline and replaces Nick Collison in the starting lineup. Collison will come off the bench for the Thunder. 

Kyle Singler will also get the start for the Thunder, in place of injured Kevin Durant

The Thunder are 7.5 point favorites. 


Thunder's Kevin Durant out with foot injury on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Thunder PF Kevin Durant will miss Saturday's game against the Hornets, according to a report by NewsOK.com's Anthony Slater

Durant struggled with the injury during Thursday's game and didn't practice on Friday. 

According to ESPN's Royce Young, the injury is causing Durant discomfort, but there's no concern of a more serious problem. 

The Thunder are 7.5-point favorites over the Hornets. 


Thunder's Kevin Durant travels with team, uncertain for Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant traveled with the team to Charlotte Friday, The Oklahoman reports. The team is contining to monitor his foot soreness, and his status for Saturday's game remains uncertain.

Durant came out of Thursday's win against the Mavericks late due to the foot issues and did not participate in practice Friday. He scored just 12 points in 37 minutes Thursday, well short of his 25.4-point average.


Thunder F Kevin Durant doesn't participate in Friday's practice


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant was unable to participate in Friday's practice, according to The Oklahoman.

The Thunder only did light shooting and film study on Friday. Coach Scott Brooks described Durant as being "sore." Durant was seen limping toward the end of Thursday's 104-89 win over the Mavericks on Thursday.

Durant has dealt with a toe injury throughout the 2014-15 season.


Thunder SF Kevin Durant (foot) to meet with trainers Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant said after Thursday's win over the Mavericks that he plans to meet with the trainers Friday regarding his sore foot, The Oklahoman reports.

"It's tough, but I'll figure it out," Durant said after the game, per the Associated Press. "I've just got to get through it, just keep getting treatment. Talk to the trainers tomorrow and see what we can do to make it better. We'll see."

Durant left Thursday's win late in the fourth quarter due to foot soreness. "He's not at risk, but he is sore," general manager Sam Presti said after the game.

Durant has dealt with persistent foot issues all season after suffering a Jones fracture before the beginning of the season. He scored 12 points on 4 of 14 shooting in 37 minutes Thursday, adding six rebounds, five assists and one steal.


Thunder forward Kevin Durant's foot feeling a lot better


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been hampered by injuries all season. His year started off with a fractured bone in his foot during the preseason that required surgery. During Sunday's All-Star Game, Durant said he was dealing with some slight discomfort, but is feeling better now.

"It felt a lot better," Durant said. "I just wanted to take it easy. I wanted to go out there, obviously, and play but not play too many minutes and do too much on it. We’re just trying to stay conscious of what’s going on with it."

He played just 10 minutes in the game. Durant, who is averaging 25.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 26 games, will have until Thursday to rest up when the Thunder take on the Mavericks.


Report: Steve Kerr picks Aldridge over Durant to start ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2015) Steve Kerr, coach of the Western Conference All-Star, had a change of heart and will choose to roll with Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge over Thunder forward Kevin Durant in the starting lineup for Sunday's exhibition game, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Aldridge has averaged a career-best 23.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting in 47 games while hauling in 10.3 rebounds per game.

Durant was initially expected to replace Pelicans big man Anthony Davis in the starting lineup. Durant, who has played in just 26 of his team's 53 games while dealing with injuries this season, is expected to play a limited role off the bench on Sunday. He is averaging 25.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He is also shooting a career-best 51.7 percent from the floor, including 40.5 percent from 3-point range.


Report: Thunder SF Kevin Durant likely to start in All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant is in line to make his fifth straight All-Star start. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Durant will likely replace injured Pelicans big man Anthony Davis in the starting lineup for the Western Conference All-Stars, but won't play much due to nagging injuries.

Durant is in New York after being selected as a reserve. He played in just 26 of his team's 53 games while dealing with injuries this season, averaging 25.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He is also shooting a career-best 51.7 percent from the floor, including 40.5 percent from 3-point range.


Thunder SF Kevin Durant against media voting on MVP


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was voted NBA MVP by the media last season, but he believes that players should determine who wins the award, the Houston Chronicle reports.

When asked if former MVPs should vote on the award in the same manner that Heisman winners vote on the winners of that award, Durant said, "You guys get too much power to vote on stuff quite frankly I don’t think you know a lot about, not as much as we know about it. We play against these guys, we battle against these guys, we know what they say on the court, we know how they handle their teams, how they approach the game. Our vote should count. Our opinions should count. I don’t think you guys know as much as we do and I don’t see why you have more power than we do."

Durant added that he believes the media cast votes based on narratives.

"You guys vote on the MVP," Durant said. "MVP I think is about narratives. There’s a lot of guys that have been playing extremely well for years and years and are just starting to get MVP consideration. I think that consistent play sometimes gets a little boring to people. If you look at a guy like James Harden, he’s been doing it for three years, the same thing. People are acting like it’s new. Steph Curry has been doing the same things for three years.

"I guess the narrative around his team and what he is doing is new to everybody, but unless you really watch games and realize what these guys have been doing for years, it’s nothing new. It’s all the same. I guess the hype around them is difference. Of course, everybody gets better, but if you stay consistent, it’s not like they came out of nowhere."

Durant is in New York after being selected as an All-Star reserve. He has played in just 26 of his team's 53 games while dealing with injuries this season, averaging 25.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists.


Thunder SF Kevin Durant doubles up, deals with foot soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant played through foot soreness Wednesday, scoring a team-high 26 points on 9 of 15 shooting, including 4 of 6 shooting from behind the arc, while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 105-89 win over the Grizzlies Wednesday.

Durant could be seen treating his foot during the game, and coach Scott Brooks said after the win that Durant was dealing with soreness on the same foot on which he had Jones fracture surgery. The coach indicated that the star forward wasn't dealing with a more serious injury, saying, "We wouldn't put him out there if it wasn't just sore," per ESPN.com.

"It comes and goes," Durant said after the game. "It's just part of the process. We knew that going into the surgery. We're treating it pretty well. Just keep icing it, doing my treatment, but we knew it was going to happen. It's off and on."

Brooks also indicated that he and Durant will have a discussion on whether the forward will participate in Sunday's All-Star Game after being named to the team as a reserve.

Durant played 34 minutes in Wednesday's win while delivering his first double-double since Jan. 18. He also chipped in three assists, three blocks and one steal. The Thunder enter the break with a 5-1 February record.


Thunder forward Kevin Durant erupts for 40 points in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored 40 points on 13 of 19 shooting from the field, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range, in Oklahoma City's 124-114 win over the Nuggets Monday. 

It was the second time this season Durant has scored over 40 points in a game and most 3-pointers he's hit in a game this year. He added four rebounds and two assists to his totals.


Kevin Durant scores 27 in Thunder loss to Pelicans


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Kevin Durant scored 27 points in the Thunder's 116-113 loss to the Pelicans, Friday. 

Durant hit just four of 17 shots in the second half, as teammate Russell Westbrook and Pelicans PF Anthony Davis stole the show with dueling 40-point games. 

On the night, Durant was 9-for-26 from the field. He added five rebounds and four assists. 

The Thunder's next game is Sunday, at home against the Clippers. 


Thunder SF Kevin Durant not on minutes restriction Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant will return to the starting lineup Friday, and he will not be under a minutes restriction in his team's game against the Pelicans, The Oklahoman reports.

Durant has missed four of the past five games while dealing with a sprained toe. "It was by far the worst one I've had," per the team's website earlier Friday.

Durant has averagd 25.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 22 games. The Thunder are 6 1/2-point favorites at home Friday.


Thunder F Kevin Durant will return vs. Pelicans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant took part in morning shootaround and will play Friday night against the Pelicans, per the team's official website. Durant has missed four of the past five games due to a toe injury. He told Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman this was the worst injury he's ever experienced to his big toe.

"It was by far the worst one I've had," Durant said. "My foot I didn't feel anything until I had surgery. My ankle didn't feel as bad as this toe. It was tough. Such a small part of your body can affect the whole body. It was definitely tough and I had to be mentally strong to get through it. I wanted to play so bad. We were struggling a little bit. But I’m glad I’m back and can help out."

Durant missed two games before returning to action Saturday against Memphis. He noted that he suffered a setback that game trying to play through the discomfort. Now that he's full recovered, he doesn't expect any setbacks moving forward.

"Yeah. I feel like it’s better now. I can push through it," Durant said. "Injuries like that, I’ve been out for so long this year as far as injuries are concerned, so I pushed it when I shouldn’t have. That’s part of the game sometimes, you’re still learning your body and trying to figure out the best way to do it and put myself first. Definitely been a tough year as far as injuries for me. But I’m glad I have the opportunity to play again and it’s nothing too serious."

Durant is averaging 25.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in 22 games this season. Dion Waiters will shift to the bench upon Durant's return.

Oklahoma City is a 6-point home favorite against New Orleans, per VegasInsider.com.


Thunder's Kevin Durant questionable for Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant is questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans, according to ESPN's Royce Young.

Durant is battling a sprained toe that has kept him out four of the past five games. He did not travel to New Orleans for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. With the Pelicans coming to Oklahoma City on Friday, Durant is listed with a 50/50 chance of playing.

However, Durant didn't practice on Thursday and previous reports haven't indicated he's close to returning.


Kevin Durant ruled out Wednesday vs. Pelicans


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant will miss his third straight game Wednesday due to a toe injury, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Durant did not travel with his team to New Orleans.

The Thunder has described the injury as a sprain, not turf toe. Dion Waiters is expected to replace Durant in the starting lineup.

The Pelicans are 3.5-point favorites.


Thunder coach Brooks: Kevin Durant unlikely to play Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters Tuesday he does not think forward Kevin Durant will play in Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

"Kevin did not practice today," Brooks said. "And I would say that he probably won't play (Wednesday)."

If Durant does not play, it will be his third straight game out with a toe injury and Dion Waiters will likely replace him in the starting lineup.

"I thought Dion was very good," Brooks said. "He gave us another ball handler, another attacker, another guy that can make a play. And I thought he was pretty sound and solid guarding (Victor) Oladipo."

Durant is averaging 25.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in 22 games this season.


Report: Kevin Durant injury a sprain, not turf toe


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has already missed 26 games this season. However, Durant, with some rest, could be back sooner based on an updated report on his injured big toe.

According to The Oklahoman, Durant has nothing more than a sprained toe, as opposed to the dreaded turf toe. Turf toe can often take quite some time to recover from.

Durant was unavailable to play Monday night during Oklahoma City's 104-97 victory over Orlando. When healthy, he's averaged 25.1 points per game this season.

Also, The Oklahoman reported Durant did not practice Tuesday. The Thunder are scheduled to play the Pelicans Wednesday night.


Thunder forward Kevin Durant ruled out on Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Thunder forward Kevin Durant will not play on Monday agaisnt the Magic, according to the Oklahoman.

Durant is dealing with a toe injury. He's already missed two games due to the issue, but was able to play through the injury on Saturday. Though he led the team in scoring, Durant had a tough night shooting during the contest. 

Durant is averaging 25.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. 


Thunder SF Kevin Durant scores team-high 15 vs. Grizzlies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored a team-high 15 points on 5 of 16 shooting, including 0 for 5 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 85-74 loss to the Grizzlies Saturday.

Durant was a gametime decision for Saturday's matchup due to a toe injury that had kept him sidelined for the previous two games, and he posted his worst shooting percentage since going 3 for 16 on Jan. 5 as the Thunder struggled to score points Saturday. Durant also managed seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 37 minutes in the loss. The Thunder will square off with the Magic Monday.


Report: Thunder SF Kevin Durant (toe) will play Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant will play in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, The Oklahoman reports.

Durant has missed each of his team's last two games while recovering from a toe injury. He was considered a gametime decision for Saturday's matchup in Memphis. Durant has averaged 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 21 games.

The Thunder are 4-point underdogs against the Grizzlies.


Thunder SF Kevin Durant active Saturday, still not a lock to play


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Thunder small forward Kevin Durant will be active for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, but he still is not a lock to play, The Oklahoman reports.

Durant, who has missed the last two games with a sprained big toe, will warm up with the team before tipoff Saturday before a final determination is made on his availability. He has averaged 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 21 games.

The Thunder are 5 1/2-point underdogs in Memphis Saturday.


NBA All-Star reserves selected


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The reserves for both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star squads were announced Thursday.

In the East, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Hawks guard Jeff Teague, Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Heat forward Chris Bosh and Hawks center Al Horford were selected to the All-Star team.

In the West, Rockets guard James Harden, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Spurs forward Tim Duncan were named All-Star reserves.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be played in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 15.