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Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Texas
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Thunder GM Sam Presti said that Kevin Durant's recovery from foot surgery is "moving in the right direction," though he's not yet at a weight-bearing stage.
Presti said the team is "excited about [Durant] being back on the floor toward the end of the summer." That aligns with his initial 3-5 month timetable, and early indications suggest Durant will be ready for opening night, if not OKC's training camp. May 19 - 10:02 PM

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Thunder coach Billy Donovan's priority is to "develop a better relationship" with Kevin Durant.

Donovan was hired on Thursday and Durant won't hit free agency until July 2016, but questions about Durant's future already loom large. "With his rehab I think we will have a chance to sit down and really spend a lot of time together," Donovan said. "I feel very, very confident in the organization and I think the organization and Kevin ... are a great match." Durant has been nothing but supportive of Donovan's hiring, and he's expected to be fully recovered from his foot surgery in 3-5 months.
Source: Oklahoman
May 2 - 10:29 AM

According to Klay Thompson's father, Mychal Thompson, the Warriors are expected to "go hard after Kevin Durant" when he becomes an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.

This report should be viewed with some substantial skepticism given what the Warriors would need to do to make this a reality. Yes, David Lee's massive contract will come off the books, and the salary cap will skyrocket when Durant becomes a free agent, but that still would only give the Warriors roughly $11 million in cap room to spend on a $25 million player. They would need to trade away some contracts to make the necessary room, and while it's not impossible, at this juncture it would seem highly improbable that Durant lands in Golden State as a free agent.
Source: NBC Sports
May 1 - 2:12 PM

Kevin Durant said that he's "excited to learn" from Billy Donovan, that he will do whatever his head coach asks him to do.

Durant seems to be pleased with OKC's hiring, and he said that he's reached out to Mike Miller and Chandler Parsons to pick their brains about what it's like to play for Donovan, and he's heard nothing but positives. Durant is one of those players that's so talented it really doesn't matter what "system" he's put in to perform at a top-3 level, but coming off an injury plagued season, he'll make for a bit of a risky selection in next year's drafts.
Apr 30 - 7:07 PM

Kevin Durant is reportedly happy with the Thunder's interest in Billy Donovan as the team's next head coach.

With news that Billy Donovan is nearing a multi-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant has done his own research on the coach and is optimistic about the hiring. While Donovan doesn't have any NBA experience, he is one of the premier coaches in college hoops and will inherit a very talented roster. As long as Durant returns healthy for the 2015-16 season, he should have no problem thriving in Donovan's system and will likely be a top-5 selection in most fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN
Apr 30 - 10:32 AM

Kevin Durant has not liked the criticism his team received during the season, and he said he can't wait for the first game of next season so he can prove all the doubters wrong.

"I’m definitely pissed," a surly Durant said at his exit interview on Thursday morning. "I've heard a lot of stuff over this time I've been injured from everybody, from different people. So I can't wait for the first game [of next season]." Durant said he likes reading the negative headlines because they make him upset, and he feels he plays well when he gets "really, really upset." It was a rough year for Durant, and he's eager to put this chapter in his life behind him. He'll look to bounce-back next season, but after undergoing two major foot surgeries this season, he'll no longer be the consensus No. 1 overall selection heading into next year's fantasy drafts.
Source: Oklahoman
Apr 17 - 11:04 AM

Kevin Durant (foot) is expected to make a full recovery after his recent bone graft surgery.

After managing to play just 27 games this season, Durant isn't expected to have any further complications with his foot once he makes a full recovery in four to six months. According to an article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2011, all 21 athletes who have had bone-graft procedures on their fifth metatarsal were able to return to action without any setbacks. One of the main reasons why Durant didn't do this procedure to begin with was because of the longer recovery process, and it appears that things are finally starting to look up for KD. We are going to monitor his progress very closely in the offseason, but Durant's stock will still likely take a hit in fantasy drafts next season. For what it's worth, the article below is filled with a ton of great information on Durant's injury.
Source: ESPN
Apr 8 - 10:55 AM

In a recent interview with Revolt TV, Kevin Durant said that he "would like to stick it out with one team for his entire career."

"I love it here, man," Durant said. "I love my teammates, I love the city, I don’t really think about anywhere else." Durant is under contract for one more season with the Thunder, and there has been a lot of speculation that he would entertain the idea of playing for the Wizards. Despite all the troubles he had with his foot this season, there is no doubt that he is one of the best players in the NBA when healthy and he should have no problems getting a max contract when that time comes. Durant is out for the season after having bone graft surgery on his foot on Tuesday, but we will have plenty of updates on his status during his rehab and he should be able to return in time for training camp.
Apr 1 - 9:15 AM

Kevin Durant took to Instagram following his season-ending bone graft surgery on Tuesday, and described his recovery process as "a small obstacle" in the "big picture."

We wish Durant the best in his recovery, and you can click the link below to see the full post for yourself. Durant, once seemingly invincible, has for the first time in his career had his season derailed by injuries, and there are no guarantees he's ready to go by the start of training camp next season. He's going to be a risky first-round selection next year, which is a very weird sentence to read/write.
Source: Instagram
Mar 31 - 4:07 PM

Kevin Durant (foot) had bone graft surgery for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next four to six months.

While we've yet to see a team say a surgery was unsuccessful, it's worth noting that the Thunder deemed the surgery a success. The optimistic end of Durant's timetable would put him back on the court by training camp, while the longer end of of that timetable would having him returning at some point in October. We'll be keeping close tabs on Durant's recovery, but the 2015-16 season will mark the first in years where he's not the top option in fantasy drafts.
Mar 31 - 11:38 AM

Kevin Durant (foot) will have season-ending foot surgery and will be held out of basketball activities for 4-6 months.

He is going to have a bone graft procedure because he is "showing signs of regression," according to the team. This will be his third surgery on his right foot and he's not a complete lock to be ready for training camp. If Durant needs six months to get back to basketball-related activity, he'll be looking at an October return. After five consecutive seasons of being the number one player in fantasy leagues, Durant's fantasy stock has plummeted more than almost anyone could have imagined. We hope we see the 2013-14 KD next season.
Mar 27 - 2:55 PM

Thunder GM Sam Presti held a press conference on Friday in which he announced that Kevin Durant will be "removed from all basketball activities" and he will be "out indefinitely."

Durant, a guy who has been remarkably healthy throughout his career, has missed 45 games and counting this season. Presti said that until Durant is able to return to the floor without experiencing soreness, he will remain sidelined, and acknowledged that a shutdown is the current direction that OKC is headed. "If that takes the rest of the regular season, if that takes the rest of the playoffs, that’s what it takes," said Presti. If your team is fighting to make it through the first round of the fantasy playoffs, it makes sense to drop Durant at this point in all re-draft leagues. With Serge Ibaka (knee) and Durant out, Russell Westbrook is going to be an absolute monster.
Mar 20 - 12:39 PM

Kevin Durant did not practice on Thursday due to soreness in his right foot, and he will not play Friday vs. the Hawks.

Scott Brooks downplayed Durant's absence from Thursday's practice, saying that soreness in his foot is to be expected, but at this point there's no telling when or if Durant will be able to return this season. Foot injuries are very tricky, and Brooks described Durant's rehab as having "peaks and valleys," so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's game against Miami. Russell Westbrook will be very busy on Friday if Enes Kanter (ankle) is also unable to go. Stay tuned.
Mar 19 - 2:19 PM

Kevin Durant (foot) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He's getting closer to a return and it could happen this week. Coach Scott Brooks wants KD to have a full practice first, which could happen on Thursday. Durant has been doing some limited work in practice and we would consider him to be questionable for Friday against the Hawks. With KD out, it'll be Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter carrying the offense. Anthony Morrow is also a good bet for a few extra shots while D.J. Augustin will also indirectly soak up more minutes off the bench.
Mar 18 - 1:53 PM

Kevin Durant (foot) participated in a portion of practice on Saturday, and he even participated in some 3-on-3 work according to head coach Scott Brooks.

This is definitely a step in the right direction, and it seems like it is just a matter of time before we see KD back in uniform. Durant could return as soon as next week, so we will be sure to monitor his progress very closely in the coming days. Russell Westbrook has notched a triple-double in six of his last eight games, and he will continue to feast as long as Durant is on the shelf.
Mar 14 - 1:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Anthony Morrow
4Steve Novak
5Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Enes Kanter
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Mitch McGary