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Kevin Durant | Forward | #35

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Texas
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / OKC
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Kevin Durant said that he needs to "do a better job of making the extra pass."
"When I drive to the rim, they're bringing extra guys at me," he said. No matter what KD states, expect him to carry the load in a do-or-die Game 7 vs. Golden State on Monday in which he'll be taking plenty of shots regardless of how the Warriors defend him. May 30 - 9:52 AM
Source: NBA.com

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Kevin Durant downplayed his recent shooting struggles, saying, "I tend to figure things out on the offensive end."

"On the offensive end, you don't have to worry about me because I'm a professional scorer," Durant said after Sunday's practice. "And I know how I've been doing this for so long. I'm not saying I'm going to have a great game every night or I'm going to shoot well every night, but I tend to figure things out on the offensive end." Durant has connected on just 34.9 percent of his shot attempts over the past three, and that just won't cut it for OKC if they hope to earn a Game 7 win on Monday.
Source: ESPN
May 29 - 5:05 PM

Kevin Durant made 10-of-31 from the field for 29 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 45 minutes in a Game 6 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

He was trying to do a little too much and had a really bad fourth quarter. In his 11 fourth-quarter minutes, Durant made 1-of-7 from the field and turned the ball over twice. He joins LeBron James as the only player this decade with back-to-back games with at least 30 field goal attempts in a playoff game. On the other side of the ball, Durant's defense was great once again and has been one of the most unheralded stories in these playoffs. He'll need to be more careful with the ball on Monday.
May 29 - 12:15 AM

Kevin Durant's 40 points were not enough during a 120-111 Game 5 loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

It's the most points he's scored in this series and his second most of this postseason (41 vs. Spurs). While Durant was 12-of-31 from the field, he went 13-of-13 from the line gave him a respectable 54.4 true shooting percentage. The Thunder didn't go small nearly as much, so not exerting more energy on the defensive low block may have helped Durant's offensive usage. Based on the adjustment from the Warriors, we should be looking at a lot of scoring chances from Durant in Game 6.
May 26 - 11:54 PM

Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Warriors.

The Thunder scored 72 points in the first half for the second straight game and the Warriors weren't able to recover. As for Durant, he had an incredible line with 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer, though he did have a few turnovers. This was his second straight game with three blocks and his defense has been on full display in this series. The Thunder could advance to the NBA Finals with a win on Thursday in Game 5 as the series shifts back to Golden State.
May 24 - 11:52 PM

Kevin Durant scored 33 points during OKC's blowout Game 3 home win, making 10-of-15 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws in 32 minutes of action.

Before the game, coach Billy Donovan said KD needed to make "quick reads" with "sharp and crisp [passes]" to counter the Warriors' flood of double- and triple-teams. He did all that and more to help his team reclaim the series lead while maintaining home court advantage. His DFS owners went home nearly as happy as OKC's fans, as he rounded out his line with eight boards, two assists, three blocks and just one turnover. Durant appeared to tweak his right calf in the third quarter but it didn't cost him much time and we're leaving him off the injury report for Game 4.
May 22 - 10:41 PM

Kevin Durant racked up a game-high 29 points during Wednesday's loss, shooting 11-of-18 from the field, but he also committed eight turnovers in 35 minutes.

He was on fire as a shooter in the first half, but atypically careless turnovers prevented the Thunder from building any significant momentum. Credit is due to Golden State's swarming defense, and OKC will need to get more from their supporting players to earn a Finals berth -- Serge Ibaka scored three points on 1-of-6 shooting tonight, and non-Durant players combined to shoot just 40.0 percent from the field.
May 19 - 12:06 AM

Kevin Durant said he and his teammates aren't celebrating their Game 1 win over Golden State on Monday as they know they have more work to do.

The Thunder upset the defending champs on the road to take Game 1, but Durant said the Thunder still have a lot to prove. "We're playing in the Western Conference finals against a great team," Durant said. "We got a 'W' the first game, but there is a lot of basketball to be played, so we can't be too excited. It was a good win for us, but we're not going to be jumping up and down, chest-bumping on the court. We've got a lot more basketball to play." Durant only shot 10-of-30 from the field on Monday, so we should expect a better shooting performance out of KD in Game 2.
May 17 - 11:08 AM

Kevin Durant made 10-of-30 from the field for 26 points against the Warriors on Monday, adding 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and five turnovers.

It was a sloppy first half for Durant with a few careless turnovers. Durant saw a host of different defenders with Andre Iguodala on him towards the end of the game. He also only saw five minutes at power forward in this game, which actually wasn't successful for OKC. Plus, if Durant missed 20 FGAs in most games, the Thunder would likely be losing those contests. Durant lit the Warriors up during the season with 36.3 points per game, so the Thunder have to be beyond pleased to get a win. Expect better efficiency and possibly lower usage in Game 2.
May 17 - 12:33 AM

Kevin Durant scored 37 points to lead the Thunder to a 113-99 win over the Spurs in Game 6, sending OKC to the Western Conference Finals.

KD was 12-of-24 from the field and 12-of-12 from the line, adding nine rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes. The Thunder jumped out to a 24-point lead at halftime and survived a furious rally from the Spurs in the fourth quarter. As good as Durant and the Thunder were in round two, they won't have much time to celebrate as they now get to look forward to a matchup with the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Game 1 will be on Monday.
May 12 - 10:59 PM

Kevin Durant scored 23 points with six boards, five assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes in Tuesday's Game 5 victory.

KD shot 8-of-21 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, but he was a little careless with the ball at times and finished with five turnovers. Durant still had a great game, but Russell Westbrook carried the bulk of the offensive workload tonight. KD was coming off a 41-point game and will now have a chance to close out this series in OKC on Thursday in Game 6.
May 10 - 10:49 PM

When discussing David West's decision to leave money on the table in order to join the Spurs, Kevin Durant said that "money isn't everything in this life."

The context is necessary with Durant's own free agency set to arrive this summer. While Durant's response will undoubtedly fuel speculation about where he might wind up, there is no real takeaway that can be tied to a potential landing spot for KD. File it away and move on.
Source: NBA.com
May 9 - 9:48 AM

Kevin Durant was phenomenal during OKC's crucial Game 4 victory, scoring 41 points on 14-of-25 FGs and 10-of-13 FTs, with five rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers and one steal.

With his mother watching courtside, Durant carried the Thunder from a halftime deficit to a 14-point home victory, giving his team renewed vigor as the series returns to San Antonio on Tuesday. He scored 29 points after halftime and wound up tying his playoff career-high, a performance made all the more impressive against the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.
May 8 - 10:32 PM

Coach Billy Donovan said he's not considering playing Kevin Durant 48 minutes against the Spurs.

Durant played all 48 minutes against the Spurs back in 2012 and he has played 42 in each of his last two. For now, it looks like KD will be in the 42-45 range in what will be a must-win game at home on Sunday. We're still waiting for a monster Durant game in the postseason, so maybe it happens on Sunday. Obviously the No. 1 ranked Spurs defense might have something to say about that.
May 7 - 2:52 PM

Kevin Durant made 10-of-18 from the field for 26 points against the Spurs on Friday, adding five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

He needs to get more shots right now. Durant had a very down round against the Mavs, but his efficiency has increased quite a bit in this series. The Spurs have been using a combination of Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard on him, which hasn't mattered too much in the last two even with all the turnovers. He hasn't quite put up a signature KD line yet in these playoffs.
May 7 - 12:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Randy Foye
3Cameron Payne
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Anthony Morrow
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
C1Steven Adams
2Enes Kanter
3Dakari Johnson
4Nazr Mohammed