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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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Kevin Durant (ankle) has not been officially ruled out of Sunday's game, according to beat writer Anthony Slater.
A Pelicans writer previously reported that Durant had been ruled out, but it sounds as though he's closer to questionable. Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones would gain the most if Durant misses another game, but owners should check back for the latest after OKC's shootaround. Dec 20 - 6:15 PM

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Kevin Durant (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

This is a little bit of a surprise considering he was ruled out until a few hours before on Friday. Still, Durant's injury was scary and the Thunder are still going to have Russell Westbrook. Reggie Jackson will likely benefit most while the rest of the wing guys just help out.
Dec 20 - 2:09 PM

Kevin Durant (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Lakers.

OKC really didn't need him for a game against one of the bottom-tier teams in the Western Conference, and Russell Westbrook will be primed for a big game tonight. Perry Jones will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he makes for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Durant will be re-evaluated on Saturday to determine his availability for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 5:33 PM

Kevin Durant (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

OKC doesn’t necessarily need Durant for a game vs. the Lakers, so that is something that should be considered. If he's unable to go, Perry Jones would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'd make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we draw closer to tip-off.
Dec 19 - 12:37 PM

Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said late Thursday night that while Kevin Durant is dealing with just a minor ankle sprain, he's unsure of his status for Friday vs. the Lakers "and beyond."

X-rays on Durant's foot came back clean, but the "and beyond" part of that quote is concerning. The Thunder find themselves in a bit of a conundrum here, in that they need Durant to play to give the team a chance to compete for a playoff spot in the West, while there's also a need to handle their superstar with extreme care. Stay tuned for more updates, but if Durant is held out of Friday's game vs. the Lakers, Russell Westbrook will be primed for an explosion, while Perry Jones would be worth a spot-start.
Dec 19 - 8:17 AM

Kevin Durant (ankle) hopes to play against the Lakers on Friday.

"It was the foot I had surgery," Durant said. "I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious." He left the arena without crutches, without a walking boot, and only had a minor limp, so everything suggests he's not going to miss much time. Of course, there is always the concern of swelling, so his owners will want to check back. Additionally, KD became the first player since the NBA-ABA merger to score 30 points in under 20 minutes, per Elias Sports Bureau.
Dec 19 - 1:54 AM

Kevin Durant suffered a mild right ankle sprain on Thursday and will not return.

This is good news. X-rays were negative, so he didn't suffer a re-fracture. He is likely going to be day-to-day and may have a shot to play on Friday against the Lakers. He had 30 points in the first half and looked absolutely fantastic. Perry Jones would benefit should KD not be ready.
Dec 19 - 12:16 AM

Kevin Durant suffered an apparent foot or ankle injury at the end of the second quarter on Thursday and did not start the second half.

It's to the same foot that cost him time to start the year, so this is certainly going to make all of us hold our breath. Durant was remarkably durable before this injury, but there have been about 25 percent of foot fracture patients having a recurring issue. Stay tuned. Perry Jones started the second half and would be worth a look.
Dec 18 - 11:50 PM

Kevin Durant is expected to get minutes in the mid-30s, according to coach Scott Brooks.

He played 35 minutes on Tuesday and attempted 25 shots from the field, so it's probably safe to say he's back. Durant will be in Anthony Davis' tier for the best player in fantasy hoops in no time.
Dec 18 - 9:15 PM

26-year-old Kevin Durant became the second youngest player in NBA history to reach 15,000 career points.

LeBron James hit that milestone at age 25, but this just speaks volumes of how great these two players really are. Durant has just recently returned from a foot injury, and has yet to fully hit his stride. However, his minutes are trending up and he should soon begin to rejoin the conversation for the best player to own in fantasy leagues.
Dec 17 - 10:05 AM

Kevin Durant played a season-high 35 minutes in a win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 26 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

While it is great to see the minutes trending up for KD, this still wasn't a great game by his standards and he should be better in his next outing. Russell Westbrook has been carrying the load for the Thunder so far, but it may not be long before Durant regains his MVP form from last season. If there was ever a buy-low window, it would be right now.
Dec 17 - 1:13 AM

Kevin Durant scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Sunday's win over the Suns, adding eight boards, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

This game was over in a hurry which explains the low minutes, but he was still able to muster up an impressive game. Coach Scott Brooks said on Sunday that Durant's minutes were going to be increased, so his value is only going to go up from here.
Dec 14 - 9:35 PM

Scott Brooks said that Kevin Durant's minutes will be increased for Sunday's game vs. Phoenix.

Brooks would not say how much, but more time on the court can only be seen as a positive sign for owners of Durant. Obviously he's a must-start option, so go ahead and roll him out there for what should be a high-scoring, up-tempo game against the Suns.
Dec 14 - 5:30 PM

Kevin Durant stated after Thursday's win that he's getting close to being his regular self.

Durant scored eight of his 19 points during the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over the LeBron James-less Cavs, and he's managing to put up early-round value despite being limited to 30 minutes per game. He's been the best player in fantasy basketball for the past five years, but he does carry a bit of injury risk this year. Still, it couldn't hurt to send out a few buy-low offers before he has a traditional KD 40-point-game.
Source: ESPN
Dec 12 - 12:23 PM

Kevin Durant scored the Thunder's last eight points of their 103-94 win against the Cavs on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

He is going to play in the second half of the back-to-back set on Friday, and he'll likely still see his minutes around 30. Durant has still been able to post third-round value in standard fantasy leagues despite the low minutes and his lack of defensive stats before tonight, so it'll be just a matter of time before he's a top two player in fantasy leagues.
Dec 11 - 11:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Ishmael Smith
SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Anthony Morrow
4Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary