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Kevin Durant | Forward | #35

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Texas
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / OKC
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General manager Bob Myers hinted the Warriors could rest their players during the regular season.
Meyers made an analogy to a marathon and said it's important to have the energy left for the last five miles. "I think we all have to take, us and the organization, have to take the approach that it's a long road," Myers said. "We gotta have some juice [late in the season]." The Warriors have 17 back-to-back sets this year, so there's a very good chance the stars rest for a handful of those games. Kevin Durant may have a bit of risk, but he's still just too go to let him fall out of the top half of the first round. Sep 22 - 9:18 PM

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Steve Kerr isn't worried about Kevin Durant's ability to adjust to the Warriors, saying, "He's going to fit right into our style."

Kerr emphasized that the Olympics were a good opportunity for Durant to get comfortable with some key teammates. "I think Kevin and Klay [Thompson] played very well together," Kerr said. "The three of them–with Draymond [Green]–just having been together for a month and playing together every day and getting to know each other a little better, I think that will all help." Durant should get more assists to help offset any dip in scoring, and he remains a rock-solid top-four pick this season.
Sep 21 - 7:17 PM

Warriors' assistant coach Ron Adams said he expects Kevin Durant to "blossom as a playmaker" running in Steve Kerr's system.

"He can play the point; he played point a lot for Oklahoma City over the years. He likes involving his teammates," said Adams of Durant. "I don’t know how you rank him in the pantheon of current players, but no matter how you do it, he’s certainly in the top three in the world." One of the things that Jerry West sold Durant on during free agency, was that he felt Durant's playmaking was underrated in OKC, and that that could become a more involved part of his game in Golden State's free flowing offense. His increased playmaking responsibilities could hurt Draymond Green a bit.
Aug 30 - 3:55 PM

Kevin Durant said that being a part of the gold-medal winning US Team at the 2016 Olympic Games was "therapy" for himself after making a big change in his life by joining the Warriors.

"I knew [a backlash] was coming," Durant said of his decision to form a super team in Golden State. "It was definitely different for me, but to come [to the Olympics] in an environment where people accepted me and didn’t care about anything except being my buddy, that’s what I needed." Durant also hinted that he may be interested in again suiting up for the US squad at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, as he'd like to pass up Carmelo Anthony as the top all-time scorer for Team USA Basketball.
Aug 23 - 4:56 PM

Kevin Durant was brilliant in Team USA’s 96-66 win over Serbia on Sunday, going 10-of-19 from the field and 5-of-6 from the stripe on his way to 30 points.

Durant helped spark the US offense, and was one of the primary reasons why the US closed out the first half of action on a 40-15 run, as he seemingly easily put in 24 points by halftime. Durant also chipped in three boards, five triples, four assists, two steals, one block and two turnovers through 30 minutes of action, and he’ll make for a fine top-3 selection on draft day. As a side note, this was KD's second straight gold medal performance with 30 points.
Aug 21 - 4:31 PM

Kevin Durant keyed the U.S. to an easy 105-78 win vs. Argentina on Wednesday, finishing with a game-high 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including a 7-of-9 mark from downtown.

KD added seven rebounds, six assists, one steal, and his offensive splurge helped Team USA erase an early 10-point deficit. The comfortable margin of victory is a great sign for a U.S. team that's faced more adversity than expected during the playoffs, and they'll face another tough challenge vs. Spain in the semifinals.
Aug 17 - 7:31 PM

Kevin Durant made 2-of-4 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line for 12 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against Serbia on Friday.

He scored his first 10 points on just one attempt from the field. Durant has been more of a jump shooter lately, which is obviously fine for one of the best shooters in the NBA. He's easily the most talented player on Team USA right now.
Aug 12 - 8:18 PM

Kevin Durant made all five attempts from the field for his 16 points against Venezuela on Monday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

He was 4-of-6 from the line and had just one turnover in his 25 minutes. Durant cannot be stopped in Brazil with his outstanding 94.7 true shooting percentage. He should see plenty of open looks on his new team as the best fantasy player over the past decade.
Aug 8 - 8:07 PM

Kevin Durant dominated during a 119-62 win over China on Saturday, making 10-of-14 from the field for 25 points with four rebounds, six assists, two steals, one turnover and five 3-pointers.

It just wasn't fair in this easy win. Durant posted a whopping 89.3 true shooting percentage to go with his plus-36 in just 22 minutes. Even a month later, it's still hard to wrap our heads around Durant and Stephen Curry lighting up the box scores on the same team next year.
Aug 6 - 8:14 PM

"Those around [Russell] Westbrook say he fumed about" Kevin Durant's free agent decision "for a couple weeks," according to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman.

Westbrook apparently did not like how KD "handled the exit and how little communication Durant maintained with him at the end." As if more fuel needed to be added to Westbrook's fire, there's little doubt that the point guard will be playing with some extra gas in the tank when Oklahoma City and Golden State go head-to-head this season.
Aug 6 - 2:38 PM

Kevin Durant said that he should mesh well with the Warriors.

"I haven’t settled down in the Bay yet," Durant said. "I haven’t been around my teammates yet. So all that stuff, I’m still trying to figure out how to make it work and how new it’s going to be. It’s basketball at the end of the day. I can mesh with anybody. And I can play any game. And I can fit into any system. So it’s just a matter of me going out there and getting used to it." Durant also said that he has no regrets about signing with the Warriors, but it will be a championship-or-bust season for his new team. His efficiency should rise with GSW which will hopefully make up for a reduced usage rate.
Aug 5 - 10:29 AM

Kevin Durant said that if you "enjoy pure basketball," then you're going to enjoy watching the Warriors play this upcoming season.

"If you enjoy pure basketball, like I enjoy it, then it don’t matter who is playing," said Durant. "You’re going to want to watch good basketball. If you enjoy basketball in its purest form, you can appreciate how far our league has come and the great players in our league. But if you enjoy all that [expletive] that comes from the outside, then you’ll love the boos and the tweets and the first takes and all that. I love basketball and I love whoever loves the game in its purest form." Durant's statistics will see a slight dip in Oakland, but he'll still make for a fine top-5 selection on draft day.
Jul 27 - 1:23 PM

Kevin Durant said that Russell Westbrook was not a factor in his departure from the Thunder.

"Nah, it wasn't [a factor in him leaving]," Durant said. "I mean obviously [that alleged subplot is] coming out now [that] I'm gone, all these reports are going to come out. I can't really control it, but I just made a decision based on where I wanted to go, man. It was as simple as that. We can think about all the reasons and the factors and what factored in, but it was simple. That's where I wanted to play basketball." Durant also added that he hasn't spoken to Westbrook since informing him of his decision to join Golden State, and you can be sure that Russ already has his red pen out waiting to circle the Warriors on the schedule.
Source: USA Today
Jul 25 - 9:03 AM

Kevin Durant led Team USA to a 106-57 victory during Sunday's exhibition vs. China, scoring a team-high 19 points with five assists, two rebounds and one steal.

Durant played only 18 minutes off the bench, and none of the U.S. players logged more than Klay Thompson's 19 minutes. Draymond Green was the only player who didn't score, finishing 0-of-3 from the field with three turnovers and three fouls, but otherwise it was smooth sailing with six players in double-digits. The Chinese team was led by former NBA forward Yi Jianlian, who scored 18 points with seven rebounds in 30 minutes of action.
Jul 24 - 10:22 PM

Kevin Durant lit it up against Argentina in a Team USA tune-up on Friday, scoring 23 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

It still hasn't sunk in yet that he's on the Warriors, has it? Durant was magnificent in this game, making 7-of-12 from the field and all five free throws for a tidy 81.0 true shooting percentage. He did have a tweak to his leg in the second half, but it didn't cost him any playing time. His game is made for fantasy, so expect him to be elite even with a slight dip in usage next year.
Jul 22 - 11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
3Patrick McCaw
4A.J. English
5Elliot Williams
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3James Michael McAdoo
4Kevon Looney
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Anderson Varejao
3Damian Jones
4JaVale McGee
5Mamadou Ndiaye