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Kevin Durant | Forward | #35

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Texas
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / OKC
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Kevin Durant said a lot of the Warriors are banged up and the time off will help get the team healthy.
"I'm glad we got a few days off," Durant said. He only played 20 minutes in his return to the lineup on Monday with a stat line of 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers. Durant played 13 minutes in the first half, so the Warriors were likely looking to get KD in the uppers 20s had garbage time not been a factor. The Warriors will get the winner of the Clippers-Jazz series. Apr 26 - 4:36 PM

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Kevin Durant (calf) played 20 minutes against the Blazers in Game 4 on Monday, scoring 10 points with three boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples.

He was returning from a two-game absence for precautionary reasons, and while he didn't have any official minutes restrictions, he only needed to play 20 because the Warriors built a substantial lead by the end of the first quarter. KD hit 4-of-7 shots and appeared to be in a good rhythm, and now he can look forward to getting some extra rest with the Warriors off for several days before Round 2.
Apr 25 - 1:53 AM

Kevin Durant (calf) will play in Monday's Game 4 vs. the Blazers.

After sitting out the past two games as a precaution, it's a great sign to see KD returning even though the Warriors have a comfortable 3-0 series lead. Durant practiced over the weekend with no problems and the Warriors will not put a restriction on his minutes tonight. Patrick McCaw will head back to the bench and there will be less touches to go around for the other studs in Golden State.
Apr 24 - 8:42 PM

Kevin Durant (calf) participated at shootaround, but he remains questionable to play in Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers.

Durant has had a little more than a week to rest up his strained calf, but with the Dubs already up 3-0 in the series, they have the luxury of exercising some extreme caution with KD. In other words, if there's any concern at all about him suffering a setback, you can bet he won't be taking the court tonight, although it is a positive sign to see him go through shootaround. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on his status.
Apr 24 - 2:23 PM

Kevin Durant (calf) is questionable to play in Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers.

The Dubs are up 3-0 in the series, so they definitely have the luxury of holding Durant out as a precautionary measure, as they should be able to close this thing out on Monday night. We'll have a better idea on Durant's status based on what he's able to do during Monday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
Apr 23 - 5:12 PM

Kevin Durant (calf) will not play on Saturday in Game 3 against the Blazers.

According to ESPN, the Warriors decided to hold Durant out for this game. He went through practice on Friday and did some work in shootaround on Saturday, but the Warriors just want to play the long game with what they hope are 14 more wins in the next two months. With him out, it'll be Andre Iguodala and Pat McCaw picking up some added run while the other stars are asked to do more offensively.
Apr 22 - 8:24 PM

Draymond Green said he's not expecting Kevin Durant (calf) to play in Game 4 on Saturday.

There is some context here. "I approach every game like he’s not there and then, if he is, that’s great for us," Green said. "I think it’s a lot easier adjustment to make if he’s playing than if he’s not playing. It’s a totally different mindset." Durant also had an icepack on his calf after shootaround and he reportedly didn't do as much work as normal. In other words, Durant's questionable tag looks to be closer to doubtful than probable.
Apr 22 - 3:08 PM

Kevin Durant (calf) went through shootaround on Saturday and remains questionable to face the Blazers in Game 3.

After going through practice on Friday, going through shootaround isn't a major development for his status. Durant is somewhat close to 100 percent, but the Warriors want to get him all the way back for what is likely to be a two-month playoff run. If KD can't go, Stephen Curry Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will have added responsibility while guys like Andre Iguodala, Pat McCaw and maybe even Ian Clark get some added run. Matt Barnes (ankle) and Shaun Livingston (hand) are also still questionable.
Apr 22 - 2:22 PM

Kevin Durant (calf) went through practice on Friday and is questionable to play against the Blazers in Game 3 on Saturday.

Coach Steve Kerr said that if KD isn't 100 percent, the Warriors would be cautious with him. Durant posted a video on his YouTube page to show some treatment on his calf, and he also admitted he could've played in a must-win scenario. Considering how long the playoffs go, the Warriors may opt to hold Durant out for most of the first round. If he's out again, Andre Iguodala, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw should pick up some added playing time.
Apr 21 - 2:36 PM

Kevin Durant (strained left calf) said that he is "getting better every day" and that "hopefully" he will be able to play in Game 3 vs. the Blazers on Saturday.

Durant provided an update via a YouTube live streaming session. "Felt like I could go [in Game 2], but Coach [Steve] Kerr and the training staff and the whole organization told me it would be best to give it a few days rest," said Durant. "So hopefully I see how I feel these next couple days." The extra day of rest should benefit KD. However, the Warriors blew out the Blazers in Game 2 even without Durant, so they have no need to rush him back. We should get a formal update from the team on Friday afternoon.
Apr 21 - 9:32 AM

Kevin Durant (strained left calf) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

The Warriors initially said that Durant was merely suffering from cramps during Game 1, and it turns out he did strain his calf. He sat out Tuesday's practice as well as today's shootaround, and it sounds like Golden State is simply being extra cautious to avoid a long-term setback. It's unclear who will start in place of Durant, but Andre Iguodala and Pat McCaw stand to gain the most in his absence.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Without Durant on the floor, Curry’s usage goes up 4.0% and his per-36 pace shoots up by 5.08 DK points to 54.23. He played 36 minutes last game, should do the same tonight, and he costs $8,600 on DK. If Durant goes, he could be limited in some capacity, keeping Curry as an elite option on tonight’s slate.
Apr 19 - 8:38 PM

The Warriors "are strongly weighing" whether to hold Kevin Durant out of Wednesday against the Blazers as a precaution, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This confirms a previous report saying the Warriors may opt to sit KD. They have been burned before with injuries in the playoffs when Stephen Curry struggled to stay healthy early in the postseason last year. If the Warriors do keep KD out, he'll have five full days to get right from a calf strain. With him out, it should be Pat McCaw and Andre Iguodala picking up some extra minutes. The Warriors may go smaller with more Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark, too.
Apr 19 - 3:32 PM

Kevin Durant (left calf strain) did not go through shootaround and will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Trail Blazers.

Durant was unable to practice on Tuesday, and given that this sort of injury can turn into a lingering issue, the Dubs may elect to play it safe and keep KD on the sidelines tonight. Matt Barnes (ankle) is also questionable to play, but he may be forced to gut it out tonight if Durant can't give it a go. Patrick McCaw and Andre Iguodala would likely pick up most of Durant's minutes if he does indeed hit the sidelines. For what it's worth, Sam Amick is reporting that KD is closer to doubtful for Game 2.

Kevin Durant (left calf strain) did not practice on Tuesday and is being listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

The Dubs said that Durant dealt with some cramping in his left leg during their Game 1 win on Sunday, but apparently it was a bit more serious than that. There is some concern here with Durant sitting out practice, and if there's a chance of this turning into a lingering issue, Golden State may opt to play it safe. We'll have a better idea on his status for Game 2 based on what he's able to do during Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
Apr 18 - 3:32 PM

Kevin Durant experienced cramps in his left leg during Game 1 on Sunday, but he's in no danger of missing time.

A trainer wrapped up Durant's calf but this confirms that it's a minor issue, and he has two days off before facing Portland again on Wednesday. KD said after the game that he was in the "flow" of the game, and felt great, which was obvious in light of his 32-point, 10-rebound performance.
Apr 16 - 7:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
3Patrick McCaw
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
3Matt Barnes
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones