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Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Texas
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Kevin Durant watched Sunday's Jaguars at Redskins football game in owner Dan Snyder's suite.
He wore a Robert Griffin III jersey and was spotted in the team shop. Durant is from the Washington area and has answered plenty of questions about joining the Wizards in a couple seasons, so his Sunday appearance will probably require him to answer even more questions. H Sep 15 - 11:08 AM

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The New York Knicks' new assistant coach, Brian Keefe, is "Kevin Durant's guy", according to league sources.

Keefe had been part of the Oklahoma City Thunder organization for seven years before being hired to join Derek Fisher's staff on Wednesday. The long-time assistant developed a close relationship with Durant during his time in Oklahoma City and Durant even credited Keefe with putting him in his place regarding his body language and attitude. While a lot can happen before Durant becomes a free agent after the 2015-16 season, it can't hurt the Knicks' recruiting pitch to have "Durant's guy" on their staff.
Source: NY Post
Sep 4 - 9:59 AM

Kevin Durant's new shoe deal with Nike will pay him upwards of $325 million.

ESPN's Darren Rovell reported that Durant will be paid $275 million as part of his new contract with Nike and receive $2.5 million per year in salary to go with a $25 million guaranteed payout upon retirement. While Under Armour made a serious play for Durant, Nike ponied up some serious cash to keep Durant in their portfolio. Durant finished the 2013-14 season as fantasy basketball's best player and any owner lucky enough to land the No. 1 overall selection in their draft shouldn't hesitate to have Durant queued up.
Sep 2 - 12:28 PM

Kevin Durant confirmed on Sunday that he will remain with "the swoosh."

Under Armour made a play at Durant, offering up at least $265 million over 10 years, but Nike had the rights to match any offer he received, and elected to retain the 2014 MVP. Nike's counter offer could reportedly be as high $300 million and may include a retirement package. Basically Durant will be making more money selling basketball shoes than he does actually playing basketball, and that is the world we live in.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 1 - 11:31 AM

Kevin Durant will likely remain with Nike after the sports' Goliath matched Under Armour's offer of between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years.

The exact figures of Nike's offer are not yet known, but given the ballpark of $265 million, Nike will be giving Durant more money to sell shoes than the Thunder give him to play basketball.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 31 - 1:03 PM

Kevin Durant said he won't be acting in a movie again.

He also said Shaquille O'Neal's "Kazaam" was better than his 2012 film "Thunderstruck." Durant didn't reveal much about his reported shoe deal with Under Armour for a reported $325 million. KD is just a little bit better at basketball than acting, so he's a no-brainer top pick in standard fantasy formats.
Source: TMZ.com
Aug 25 - 10:08 AM

Kevin Durant has reportedly been offered a $325 million, 10-year shoe deal from Under Armour after spending Wednesday at their facility.

Adidas is also looking to sign Durant, and his new agent Jay-Z seems to be busy. Nike has already put out their new KD7 for the upcoming season, a very popular shoe at Las Vegas Summer League, and they are reportedly not out of the running. There have been some rumors that Durant isn't playing because of Under Armor, but that doesn't make sense because one would think Under Armor would absolutely want KD on the court as he's part of their brand.
Aug 16 - 9:31 AM

Kevin Durant's decision to leave Team USA due to fatigue may prompt the Thunder to lower his playing time next season.

"As we go forward there’s no question [Durant's playing time] is something we want to look at and understand," Thunder GM Sam Presti said at the end of the season. "Not only for the long term, but to also make sure we are getting the most out of the minutes that are played during one particular game or another ... I can’t tell you what comes of it." Head coach Scott Brooks has played Durant between 38-40 minutes per game for the past six seasons, but may be forced to ease it back closer to 36-38 minutes to give the league's MVP a bit more rest.
Source: Oklahoman
Aug 10 - 4:54 PM

Kevin Durant has withdrawn from team USA's FIBA World Cup trip to Spain.

"Kevin reached out to Coach K and myself this afternoon and expressed that he is just physically and mentally drained from the season," team USA basketball director Jerry Colangelo said on Thursday. KD was one of the cornerstone pieces of the team as he was set to see heavy minutes at power forward. Now Team USA will be scrambling to replace last season's MVP. In a statement released to the public Durant said "After going through training camp with USAB, I realized I could not fulfill my responsibilities to the team from both a time and energy standpoint. I need to take a step back and take some time away, both mentally and physically in order to prepare for the upcoming NBA season."
Aug 7 - 6:31 PM

Kevin Durant is close to signing a deal with Under Armour.

Durant's deal is reported to be in the $325 million range over 10 years and would also include equity in the company. While this news doesn't have any fantasy implications, it's a great white-sized score for Under Armour and a well-deserved windfall for the reigning NBA MVP.
Aug 7 - 9:29 AM

Kevin Durant is from the Washington, D.C. area and addressed rumors about him playing for the Wizards when his contract is up in two years.

Durant gave the standard "I play for the Thunder and have not thought that far ahead" answer to begin with, but also addressed the situation head on. "I'm going to do what's best for me," Durant said. "That whole city is a part of me. It's in my blood. I love going back home, seeing my family and playing there, but I love Oklahoma City, too." Durant went on to say that "everybody's" asked him about a return to D.C., adding "I'm not going to sit here and act like I'm naïve to the fact that people think about that stuff." But the bottom line is that this decision is a couple years away and it will likely depend on the state of the Thunder, the Wizards and other teams when it's time for him to decide. But it does sound like there's a very real chance Durant could make a run for the Wizards two years from now.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 30 - 12:24 AM

Kevin Durant said his commitment to Team USA stems from wanting to play as much basketball as he can.

Even though the reigning NBA MVP is only 25 years old, he is making sure he maximizes his hoops window. "My basketball life is short in the grand scheme of things. I want to play as much as I can." Durant will enter the 2014-15 season as the consensus No. 1 overall fantasy pick and will use this summer's World Cup of Basketball as a springboard to hit the ground running for the start of the NBA season.
Jul 29 - 10:45 AM

Former University of Maryland head coach Gary Williams thinks Kevin Durant could wind up back in the Washington D.C. area.

Williams' thoughts on Durant are just idle summer chatter, but the former Terrapins head coach thinks Durant could sign with the Wizards when he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2016. "One interesting thing on this LeBron going back to Cleveland, Durant’s watching that very close," Williams said on a radio interview last week. "He’s seeing the adulation pouring out for LeBron James for coming home. And Durant loves this area." We'll chalk this one up to summer conjecturing for now, but if Williams is correct, the Wizards have two seasons to prove to Durant that he can win in D.C.
Jul 22 - 10:23 AM

The NBA will be placing a golden stripe on the back of jerseys for the 2014-15 season to honor the franchises that have won championships, however, the Thunder organization has elected to not wear the patch commemorating Seattle's 1979 title run.

The Seattle SuperSonics won a title in 1979, however the franchise has since been relocated and renamed in Oklahoma City. "As of right now, they are not wearing it," said Christopher Arena — the NBA’s vice president of outfitting, identity and equipment. "We have several teams who have a lineage that exists prior to the city that they’re in... Some teams embrace that past, some teams don’t. Whether it’s because of ownership changes or perhaps the lineage is too great of a distance or the team nickname changed or whatever it may be, that’s their decision."
Jul 21 - 6:52 PM

Kevin Durant said he's a littler bigger and stronger already this summer.

Apparently, KD is heeding the advice of Kendrick Perkins, who said Durant should consider lifting weights this offseason. The reigning MVP was an offensive powerhouse and was phenomenal at the rim, so he really doesn't even need to bulk up. Plus, he's missed just two games in the last three season. Durant will be a free agent in the summer of 2016, so that should be fun.
Jul 9 - 2:27 PM

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4Semaj Christon
SG1Anthony Morrow
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Josh Huestis
4Andre Roberson
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Kendrick Perkins
2Steven Adams
3Mitch McGary