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Kevin Durant | Forward | #35

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Texas
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / OKC
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Phil Jackson reportedly told Derrick Rose that the team will go after Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
It's a tough sell for Jackson, as he'll be asking Durant to leave a team that was one win away from an NBA Finals berth for a club that has failed to make the postseason for three years running, but hey, it doesn't hurt to try. There will be roughly 28 other teams vying for Durant's services this summer, but most signs point to him remaining with OKC, at least on a two-year deal with an opt out on Year-2. The Dubs are also rumored to be a realistic landing spot should KD leave OKC. Jun 23 - 2:55 PM
Source: ESPN

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The Warriors are reportedly going to make Kevin Durant their top offseason priority this summer.

It would be a surprise to see Durant pass up millions by not re-signing with Oklahoma City, though the Warriors may represent the best shot at a title for the 27-year-old. While the Warriors will have plenty of company as they vie for Durant's services, we'll keep a close eye on this situation as Golden State's pitch to Durant could prove too tempting to pass up.
Jun 21 - 9:17 AM

Kevin Durant confirmed on Monday that he will play for Team USA this summer.

This is huge for Team USA because they just learned that LeBron James will likely take the summer off along with Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. As of right now, Paul George, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard are considered to be the only locks to join Durant on Team USA.
Jun 20 - 1:55 PM

Jared Dudley said that he doesn't think the Wizards have a realistic shot of nabbing Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"I realistically don’t [see KD signing with Washington]" Dudley said. "I hope for the fans they do, because he’s from there, and he would bring such excitement… I don’t see it though." Dudley reasoned that he doesn't see Durant leaving money on the table to join another club, and his opinion does carry a bit more weight given that he's currently under contract in Washington. Just about every team in the league will make a pitch to KD as a free agent, but after OKC nearly knocked off the champs in the Western Conference Finals, it would be surprising to see him go elsewhere.
Jun 16 - 6:09 PM

The Rockets are still hopeful to get a face-to-face meeting with Kevin Durant in July, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

An earlier report from Stein said Durant is not expected to consider the Rockets. He was close with James Harden back when Harden was with OKC, but it's possible the Rockets don't even get a meeting. KD could just sign for one year this summer.
Jun 11 - 3:27 PM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Kevin Durant is not expected to consider the Rockets in free agency.

The Rockets will still pursue him anyways and Durant is "hanging out" with James Harden this week, but the visits will apparently have no impact on his free agency. The Thunder are still the favorites to re-sign the superstar, but ESPN is reporting that the two biggest threats to sign him are the Warriors and the Spurs.
Source: ESPN
Jun 10 - 9:25 AM

Thunder GM Sam Presti praised Kevin Durant's approach to free agency throughout the season.

"A tremendous example of a franchise player putting his franchise first," Presti said. The general manager added that he'll provide KD time before engaging in a conversation regarding his next contract, but added that it will be "a continuation of a dialogue that's been going on for 8 or 9 years." While OKC is currently viewed as the favorite to re-sign Durant, that won't stop the free agent circus from coming to a city near you.
Jun 6 - 12:23 PM

Kevin Durant said that being around the right type of people is the most important thing he's looking for in free agency.

"The most important thing for me is the type of people I'm going to be around every single day," Durant said. "If I'm enjoying playing basketball … that's the thing I really want to center everything around. I love my teammates here. I love playing basketball here. So that's what's important to me." This quote certainly bodes well for the Thunder, but Durant is going to take his time with his decision and it's inevitable that he will be linked to several other teams in the coming weeks. OKC should still be considered the favorite to re-sign him.
Source: Oklahoman
Jun 3 - 11:16 AM

Kevin Durant said that Billy Donovan deserves "a lot of credit" for what the Thunder were able to do during the 2015-16 season.

Durant also gave a lot of non-answers regarding his upcoming free agency during his exit interview, saying things like he's proud of what he's built in OKC, that he needs to do what's best for him as a free agent, and that the most important thing for him is being around "great people," in a "great basketball environment." Durant also dismissed a question on whether or not he'd consider signing a short-term deal with OKC, saying, "it's too soon, bro." He'll be the No. 1 free agent on everyone's list this summer.
Jun 1 - 12:45 PM

The Celtics' brass have reportedly sat down with Kevin Durant's agent and discussed what players Durant would like Boston to acquire in order to get him to sign with the Celtics as a free agent.

The Celtics have a treasure trove of draft picks in the 2016 NBA draft, in addition to having plenty of cap room, an exciting up-and-coming core of young players and a proven coach, so they could be a realistic landing spot for KD if he decides to bolt OKC as an unrestricted free agent. Durant would reportedly like to join the Celtics in a LeBron James-Chris Bosh-Dwyane Wade-like fashion, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of moves Danny Ainge makes this offseason.
Source: weei.com
Jun 1 - 9:14 AM

The Knicks are expected to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Durant is friends with Carmelo Anthony and has told friends he's a fan of Kristaps Porzingis, so the Knicks may at least get a meeting with the unrestricted free agent. We could write a blurb similar to this for every team, but Durant is believed to be leaning towards re-signing with the Thunder so this could all wind up being wishful thinking by fans across the NBA.
Source: ESPN NY
May 31 - 11:54 AM

Kevin Durant is likely to re-sign with the Thunder, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

While fans across the league are hoping Durant will sign in their city as an unrestricted free agent, Stein reports that most league insiders predict Durant will sign a two-year max deal with the Thunder with an opt-out clause after the first year. We'll keep an eye on news surrounding Durant as free agency approaches, but it doesn't sound like he's going anywhere.
May 31 - 9:16 AM

Kevin Durant made 10-of-19 from the field for 27 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers during a 96-88 Game 7 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

He attempted at least 30 shots from the field in the previous two games, but he wasn't looking for his shot at much until late in the game. Plus, Durant took tough shots for basically the entire game with Andre Iguodala playing suffocating defense. He's heading into free agency this summer and this loss will make that a very popular topic in the next month. Durant and Russell Westbrook are close, so he has a very good chance to stay in OKC.
May 31 - 12:03 AM

Kevin Durant said that he needs to "do a better job of making the extra pass."

"When I drive to the rim, they're bringing extra guys at me," he said. No matter what KD states, expect him to carry the load in a do-or-die Game 7 vs. Golden State on Monday in which he'll be taking plenty of shots regardless of how the Warriors defend him.
Source: NBA.com
May 30 - 9:52 AM

Kevin Durant downplayed his recent shooting struggles, saying, "I tend to figure things out on the offensive end."

"On the offensive end, you don't have to worry about me because I'm a professional scorer," Durant said after Sunday's practice. "And I know how I've been doing this for so long. I'm not saying I'm going to have a great game every night or I'm going to shoot well every night, but I tend to figure things out on the offensive end." Durant has connected on just 34.9 percent of his shot attempts over the past three, and that just won't cut it for OKC if they hope to earn a Game 7 win on Monday.
Source: ESPN
May 29 - 5:05 PM

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