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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 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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Kendrick Perkins said that Kevin Durant should considering lifting weights this offseason.

"I feel like he could get stronger, in my opinion," Perkins said. "I think that would help him a lot. I told him all the good and great players that played the game, from Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, they all put size on them, and it helped them." Unlike Perkins, Durant won MVP last year with his wiry frame, so there's really no need for KD to change his game at all. Plus, he's also missed just two games in the last three season.
Source: Oklahoman
Jun 20 - 9:29 AM

Kevin Durant said on Twitter that Kawhi Leonard has been "doing work like this because of the system."

He mentioned that Paul George would be better on the Spurs than Kawhi has been, as well. Scott Brooks hasn't really had much of a need to develop a system since two of his players ranked as the top two players in usage rate this season. Brooks will be back next season and KD will be the first pick in standard fantasy drafts again.
Jun 16 - 1:48 PM

Kevin Durant is still leading the 2014 playoffs in scoring.

Durant currently has a 46 point lead on LeBron James, and if San Antonio closes out Miami in Game 5, and LeBron scores under 46 points, Durant could become just the third player in league history to have led the postseason in scoring without reaching the Finals. So who are the other guys to have accomplished this feat? Michael Jordan (1989, 1990) and Elgin Baylor (1961).
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 15 - 9:18 AM

The Knicks expect to be a contender for Kevin Durant when he is projected to become a free agent in July 2016, according to ESPN.com.

Of course they do. While adding Derek Fisher could help the Knicks, they are still one of the worst teams on paper and seem to be losing ground on keeping Carmelo Anthony around. Durant probably won't wind up on a team as talented as the one he's on, so his best chance for a ring may be in the next two seasons.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 11 - 9:59 PM

Kevin Durant made 12-of-25 from the field for 31 points during Game 6's 112-107 overtime loss on Saturday to go with 14 boards, two assists, one steal, three blocks, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

He suffered a minor tweak to his left ankle, but did not leave the game. Durant also took a shot to the nose during a somewhat physical second half. The Spurs kept him off the line yet again and KD shot just 5-of-7 from there in this loss. One of the bigger stories following this game will also be how Durant slammed the ball down after coach Scott Brooks called a timeout, so we'll be watching for that. The MVP is locked in as fantasy's number one pick for next season.
May 31 - 11:36 PM

Kevin Durant shot 11-of-21 from the field for 25 points with five boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

He only made 1-of-4 from the free throw line, which has been an issue in the three losses in this series. Durant has made just eight free throws in the three losses combined, which is less than his per-game average of 8.7 during the regular season. Kawhi Leonard has done a terrific job in defending the reigning MVP and the Thunder may have to come up with other ways to get Durant the ball besides isolation.
May 29 - 11:47 PM

Kevin Durant's averaging just 21.5 points per game against San Antonio, in large part due to his inability to get to the basket.

In Game 2 especially, the league MVP was only able to get off two shots inside the restricted area. "We have been helping a lot, getting all the bigs to the paint and make him kick the ball out, and then we close out," Manu Ginobili said. With Game 3 on Sunday, Durant will have to be more aggressive if the Thunder hope to get back in the series.
May 24 - 9:13 AM

Kevin Durant said he has "another level" he has to go to for the Thunder to "get this thing done."

"We have to be perfect as far as our energy, and our effort has to be there every play," Durant said. "Schemes sometimes won’t work. Our pick-and-roll coverage won’t work sometime. But our effort has to be there. Against this team, you can’t take plays off. We realize that." Sometimes might be an understatement with respect to pick-and-roll coverage. If Durant is going to get to another level, he won't be able to do it by himself with the way the Spurs are racking up points.
Source: Oklahoman
May 23 - 10:09 AM

Kevin Durant took the blame for Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Spurs.

Durant had a rough shooting night on Wednesday as he only hit six of his 16 field goal attempts and finished the game with just 15 points. He and Russell Westbrook exchanged words before halftime, but both players downplayed the interaction after the game. "I messed the game up at the end of the second quarter," KD said. "All those plays was on me. It was my fault and I take full responsibility for it. Wish they wouldn’t have happened. I can’t get them back now, but I’ll take that one. As I said, we shouldn’t have been down that much at halftime, but I made three bonehead plays." The Thunder have a few days to get their ducks in a row before Sunday's Game 3 and will need to play with a sense of urgency as they head home down two games.
Source: SI.com
May 22 - 10:40 AM

Kevin Durant couldn't get into a rhythm vs. the Spurs in a loss on Wednesday, scoring 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

He made just three free throws and shot 6-of-16 from the field. Durant made just four free throws in Game 1, so that's been a big issue for OKC on offense. Of course, the offense isn't the issue here and coach Scott Brooks has some serious work to do on stopping the Spurs. KD has struggled vs. the Spurs this season and no Western Conference team allowed fewer points per game to the MVP during the regular season. He'll look to get it turned around in Game 3 on Sunday.
May 21 - 11:26 PM

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 53 points in Game 1 against the Spurs on Monday, but it wasn't enough as the Thunder ran out of gas late in a 17-point loss.

Durant hit 10-of-19 shots with nine rebounds, five assists, one block and six turnovers, and Westbrook hit 9-of-21 shots with five rebounds, seven assists and four turnovers on the night. The Thunder are playing small by necessity but still gave Kendrick Perkins, Derek Fisher, Caron Butler and Thabo Sefolosha a combined 91 minutes, leaving any advantage they might have by junking up the game on the bench -- where young guns Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and Steven Adams logged just 52 minutes. Scott Brooks has his work cut out for him in this series with Serge Ibaka out, and his history of not making adjustments is long and distinguished.
May 20 - 12:15 AM

Kevin Durant played like an MVP on Thursday to help his team advance past the Clippers in Game 6, making 12-of-23 from the field for 39 points with 16 boards, five assists, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

He missed his first five shots and the Thunder fell behind by 16 points in the first quarter, but they surged in the second half to put this series away. Tonight was his ninth 30-point game of the playoffs and he's scoring the ball like few others. In fact, his 408 points in these playoffs are on pace to be the most ever in a single playoffs, which would break Michael Jordan's 759 from 1992. Of course, KD would have to go the distance and need to beat the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals to have a shot a breaking that record.
May 16 - 1:55 AM

The Thunder blew a 22-point lead during Sunday's Game 4 loss in L.A., despite getting a game-high 40 points from Kevin Durant.

KD made 12-of-24 FGs and 15-of-18 FTs, but he missed a crucial free throw down the stretch and also committed eight turnovers in the loss. Chris Paul deserves much credit for his remarkable defense against Durant in the fourth quarter, despite being at least nine inches shorter than the league MVP, and OKC's offense quickly devolved into one-on-one matchups. The Thunder will look to regain control when the series shifts back to Oklahoma on Tuesday.
May 11 - 6:42 PM

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook continued to surge in the Thunder's Game 3 win over the Clippers, as the duo combined to score 59 points on a combined 21-of-38 shooting.

Both superstars are playing out of their minds right now and the Clippers probably need to get creative sooner rather than later in terms of giving them different looks. The Thunder got solid nights out of Reggie Jackson (5-of-8 FGs, 14 points), Steven Adams (nine rebounds, two blocks) and Caron Butler (14 points, three treys) to help push them over the top.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Sebastian Telfair
4Semaj Christon
5Mustafa Shakur
SG1Jeremy Lamb
2Reggie Williams
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones III
3Josh Huestis
4Andre Roberson
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Kendrick Perkins
2Steven Adams
3Mitch McGary
4Hasheem Thabeet