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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 (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.
He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense. Mar 23 - 3:31 PM

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Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

KD is doing some on-court work these days, but he still doesn't have a target date. He was expected to miss four weeks, which means his original target window will be at the end of this month. The Warriors would likely ease KD back in and perhaps do so in the first round of the postseason. If you're going to stash him, there's a decent chance he won't make much of an impact upon his return.
Mar 22 - 4:16 PM

Kevin Durant (knee) was getting shots up at shootaround on Saturday.

It's a step in the right direction for the former MVP. Durant is still not close to a return and he is expected to be re-evaluated around Mar. 28. He'll likely need at least a week or two off after that, so he's still unlikely to play this regular season. Pat McCaw, Ian Clark and Matt Barnes have stepped up, but none of them are great pickups. Andre Iguodala has seen his value increase, too.
Mar 18 - 3:27 PM

Kevin Durant has shed his knee brace, but he's still not been able to go through any portions of practice.

Durant was limited to riding a stationary bike during Monday's practice, and the only encouraging thing here is that he told head coach Steve Kerr that he's "feeling really good." Durant might be able to make it back to the court for the final week of the 2016-17 regular-season, but that potential return date would fall outside of the fantasy season in a lot of leagues. If your league doesn't offer an IR-spot, it's probably best to send KD to the wire. Andre Iguodala has seen the largest uptick in value since Durant hit the sidelines.
Mar 13 - 4:02 PM

Kevin Durant (knee) wouldn't reveal a target date for his return.

"I just do treatment on my knee and lift weights," Durant said. "I shoot in a chair. I shot in a chair the other day. I have to keep the jumper right. That’s what I’ve been doing, and I’m sure that’s what I’ll be doing the next few days, but the next two weeks, I really don’t know. I’m just taking it a day at a time. We’ll see what happens, man." Warriors coach Steve Kerr dropped a hint that KD's timetable is six weeks, meaning there's a chance he could return for the final week of the regular season. That doesn't help fantasy owners, so he's only worth stashing if you have an IR spot.
Mar 9 - 11:01 AM

Kevin Durant has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise in his left knee, and he'll be re-evaluated in four weeks.

KD will be "out of action indefinitely." While surgery hasn't been mentioned, this news is about as bad as it gets in fantasyland. If Durant were to miraculously return in exactly four weeks, the Warriors would have just six regular-season games left in April, so for all intents and purposes his fantasy season is kaput. The Dubs are saying there's a chance he'll return toward the end of the season, but the best-case scenario is probably a couple warm-up games before the playoffs start. Owners in standard leagues without an IR-spot need to seriously consider cutting him. With Durant off the floor, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will see a sizable increase to their respective usage rates, and guys like Andre Iguodala, Matt Barnes (once signed) and Patrick McCaw will all help fill the void at SF. Barnes might end up being the starter, making him a tentative pickup if owners are desperate and the waiver wire is bare.

Those in Kevin Durant's inner-circle are reportedly bracing for tough news regarding KD's hyperextended left knee, with fear that he'll be out for months, and not weeks.

Durant underwent an MRI on Tuesday night, and the results of that MRI will be released later today, but the Dubs signing Matt Barnes for the remainder of the season could be an indication that this won't be a short-term absence for The Duranchula. For what it's worth, he's reportedly expected to be back in time for the playoffs, but it's looking like his regular-season may be over. Stay tuned.
Mar 1 - 8:59 AM

Kevin Durant's MRI results on his left knee are expected to be announced on Wednesday morning.

KD left Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors after a couple minutes when Zaza Pachulia landed on his knee. Durant was holding his knee as he walked gingerly back to the locker room and it didn't look like he was able to put much weight on it. The team is calling the injury a hyperextended left knee for now, but that can obviously change based on the results of the MRI. The Warriors or coach Steve Kerr didn't have much to say after the game, but they might be preparing for Durant to miss time based on their decision to sign Matt Barnes for the remainder of the season. Everyone will be on pins and needles until we get the official word from the Warriors on Wednesday.
Mar 1 - 2:21 AM

Kevin Durant suffered a hyperextended left knee on Tuesday vs. the Wizards and will not return.

While this can be viewed as decent news, he's not in the clear yet and will now undergo an MRI. A hyperextended knee can be a day-to-day injury or much longer depending on the severity, but the Warriors will give us a better idea after the results of the MRI. If Durant misses additional time, their other three All-Stars will each get a bump, while Andre Iguodala could become relevant in standard leagues. Patrick McCaw will likely be more involved as well.
Feb 28 - 7:41 PM

Kevin Durant (left knee) left Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards and went back to the locker room.

He didn't look happy and was holding his left knee as he walked gingerly back to the locker room. Durant had to ask out of the game, but we won't speculate on the injury until we get more information. Expect an update shortly.
Feb 28 - 7:15 PM

Steve Kerr confirmed that he will not be resting any of his guys for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

The Dubs have already clinched a playoff spot, and they're on the second leg of a back-to-back set, but they still need to continue to win to secure the No. 1 seed out West. You can bet once they've locked up their seeding, the random rest days will begin, but we're not at that point just yet.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Durant will return home to Washington tonight and sets up as the top overall SF play on the board. The Wizards have been tough on guards this season - they rank 7th or better against PGs and SGs - but they've struggled against front-courts, ranking 19th against SFs and 29th against PFs. If you can get Jimmy Butler in a fast-paced game at a non-negligible discount, do it, but otherwise Durant is worth spending on at SF.
Feb 28 - 5:46 PM

Kevin Durant returned from a one-game absence due to his left hand injury and hit 8-of-17 shots, a 3-pointer and 10-of-11 free throws for 27 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block in Monday's 119-108 win over the Sixers.

It was great to see KD back in action and while it wasn't his most efficient line of the season, he did enough of everything to help his owners, as usual. Hopefully the hand feels good in the morning and he's good to go until his next rest day.
Feb 27 - 10:18 PM

Kevin Durant (hand) will play Monday vs. the 76ers.

Durant was probably heading into this one, so no surprises here. With Durant back in action, Patrick McCaw will return to the bench, and guys like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will sacrifice some touches on offense. Additionally, head coach Steve Kerr said that he will not be resting any of his guys for Monday's game against the 76ers or Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.
Feb 27 - 5:45 PM

Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is probable for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

Steve Kerr said that KD's hand has improved enough that he's expected to play. The early update is terrific news for owners in weekly leagues, who can safely keep him locked into their lineups. Patrick McCaw will head back to the bench.
Feb 26 - 8:26 PM

Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is questionable to play Monday vs. the 76ers.

Durant sat out Saturday's easy win over the Nets, and with a matchup against the 76ers on Monday, Steve Kerr may elect to hold his superstar on the sidelines rather than risk him aggravating the injury against one of the worst teams in the league. Patrick McCaw got the start in his place on Saturday night, but it was Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson who saw the biggest uptick in value sans The Duranchula. It'll be more of the same if Durant is out again on Monday.

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
3James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones