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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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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

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Kevin Durant responded to the negative comments made by Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller regarding his decision to team up with Golden State during a recent interview.

"Those are two guys, you know?" he said Barkley and Miller's comments. "They've got a voice in our game, and a lot of people probably felt the same way but they don't have a voice so obviously what they say is translated through a megaphone so it feels like everybody else [thinks that]." Durant also said he didn't go outside for two days after officially announcing the move to Golden State in order to surround himself with positive people that would support his decision no matter what.
Source: USA Today
Jul 19 - 6:21 PM

Warriors' president and COO Rick Welts acknowledged during a recent interview that the Dubs were surprised to land Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"Well, I think we had hope," Welts said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. "We, like every other team, probably didn’t think it was going to happen, and I can assure you we had no indication it was going to happen until the phone rang at 7:30 in the morning in Bob Myers’ cabin on Lake Tahoe and Kevin called to give us his decision. I think there was a lot of screaming and yelling going on in the Myers’ cabin at that point in time." With KD on the roster, it's championship-or-bust for the Dubs.
Jul 17 - 3:10 PM

Kevin Durant said during his introductory press conference with the Warriors, "I don't want to go through this [free agency process] again."

"I plan on being here. I’m committed," Durant said. "I’m looking forward to a new era of basketball for me personally, and it should be fun." He signed a deal that allows him to opt out next summer, which he almost certainly will because the salary-cap increase will enable him to command a much higher salary. Despite Durant's very clear statement that he plans to stay in the Bay Area, his future will remain a talking-point all season long.
Jul 11 - 2:34 PM

The Warriors officially signed Kevin Durant to a two-year deal worth $54.3 million on Thursday.

There will be no emoji wars in this year's top free agent signing. Durant and the Warriors will feel a ton of pressure to win immediately, and anything short of a championship will be viewed as a supreme disappointment. As for fantasy hoops, basically all of the Warriors' stars will see a slight downtick in value, with perhaps Draymond Green taking the largest hit. Stephen Curry may no longer be fantasy basketball's unquestioned No. 1 option.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 7 - 4:26 PM

According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Kevin Durant's frustration with Russell Westbrook played a role in his decision to sign with the Warriors.

Oh boy. "Ultimately, he got frustrated and felt that they had plateaued," said a person with insight into Durant's thought process. "[Donovan] came in, and he still had the same issues that he had with Russ under Scotty." We would caution readers to digest this with a grain of salt, but there's no question it will be a continually dissected narrative over the course of the next year. Westbrook will be an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
Jul 6 - 1:23 PM

Kevin Durant has announced that he will sign with the Golden State Warriors.

Per ESPN's Marc Stein, Durant will sign a two-year deal worth $54.3 million that carries a player option for the 2017-18 season. It's a stunning move that shifts the NBA landscape in dramatic fashion, and there is no doubt that the Warriors will enter 2016-17 as the unquestioned title favorites. As for fantasy, Durant and Steph Curry will be the two top mouths to feed in an absolutely lethal offense, while Klay Thompson and Draymond Green may be forced to take a slight step back. After OKC picks up the pieces from the heartbreak involved in Durant's decision to leave, it will be all about Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo for now.

The Celtics made a last-minute pitch to Kevin Durant's camp on Sunday night, sources told Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

This should surely add some fuel to the Durant free agent fires. After CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely reported that Durant was still "seriously considering" Boston as his next basketball home, Celtics fans are holding out (false?) hope that KD shocks the world and chooses their team. For what it's worth, beat writer Adam Himmelsbach reports the C's are "unsure if they're still in the mix" for Durant. We'll find out soon enough.
Jul 4 - 10:41 AM

Kevin Durant is reportedly still "seriously considering" signing with the Celtics, though other reports suggest he's winnowed his options down to the Thunder and Warriors.

The Celtics presentation, which included Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, made a "favorable impression" on Durant, according to CSN's A. Sherrod Blakely. Both sources cited in the report add that OKC is "still the front-runner" to retain him. In any case, Durant isn't expected to make a final decision until Monday, adding his own fireworks to the Fourth of July.
Source: CSNNE.com
Jul 3 - 9:45 PM

Kevin Durant is reportedly expected to make his free agent decision on Monday.

Durant has concluded his final face-to-face meeting with the Thunder, and his final decision will reportedly not come down to money. That could hurt OKC's odds of retaining him, as he's said to be "strongly considering" suiting up for Golden State. Based on the current reports, it would seem that Miami and San Antonio are no longer in the running, with Boston being a dark horse candidate.
Jul 3 - 6:40 PM

Kevin Durant's final meeting with the Thunder has concluded.

Durant is said to be strongly considering signing with the Warriors, but perhaps the Thunder were able to sway him during their final meeting. Durant is expected to announce his decision within the next 24 hours via The Players Tribune, so the waiting game begins.
Jul 3 - 5:44 PM

Kevin Durant is reportedly "strongly considering" signing with the Warriors.

Durant will have one final meeting with OKC Sunday evening, after which, he is expected to make his announcement. It sounds like the decision will come down to the Warriors or the Thunder, which has been the narrative all along. If KD does sign with Golden State, Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo will see a boost in value, while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's value could see a minor dip as they concede some touches to Durant. Harrison Barnes will be Dallas bound if KD opts to leave OKC. For what it's worth, Durant reportedly had a phone conversation with Jerry West on Saturday.

Kevin Durant's meeting with the Heat has concluded.

He will now meet with the Thunder for a second time and is expected to make a decision within the next 24 hours. The Clippers have been ruled out as a destination, so it's down to the Thunder, Warriors, Spurs, Celtics and Heat. The Thunder are likely the favorites.
Jul 3 - 1:21 PM

Kevin Durant told teams on Saturday night his decision will come in the next 24-36 hours, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

That means this report suggests Durant will have a decision on Sunday, assuming it doesn't come very early on July 4. He met with the Celtics for four hours Saturday with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady making an appearance. He'll meet with the underdog Heat on Sunday before he comes back to meet with the Thunder on Sunday evening.
Jul 2 - 10:35 PM

Kevin Durant met with the Clippers for four hours and he was "blown away" by the presentation, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

He met with the Warriors earlier today, but there hasn't been much information following that meeting. The Clippers have been trying to pitch a Big Four and would need to unload basically every other player to get KD to fit into the cap. Durant will meet with the Spurs and Celtics on Saturday.
Jul 1 - 9:19 PM

Depth Charts

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