|July 4 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET0:28 GMT8:28 5:28 PM MST7:28 PM EST4:28 UAE (+1)02:2820:28 ET7:28 PM CT23:28 - Durant said he would be ready for next season and he hasn't thought about the summer of 2016 when he likely will be the biggest domino in a free-agent class that already seems certain to earn incredibly large deals as the league's salary cap skyrockets.
Analysis: Durant is already a four-time NBA scoring champion and doesn't even turn 27 until September. He might not even be in his prime yet. Teams will do whatever they can next summer to get him, much in the same way LeBron James was pursued in 2010 when he wound up signing with the Miami Heat. For now, Durant said, everyone else can focus on that. He is just trying to play. "To be honest, my main thing is getting rid of distractions," Durant said.
|Feb. 22 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST0:16 UAE (+1)21:1615:16 ET2:16 PM CT19:16 - Durant has had successful bone graft surgery for a fracture in his right foot.
Analysis: The team has said the league's reigning MVP will miss the rest of the season and is expected to return to full basketball activities in four to six months. The Thunder said in a statement that Dr. Martin O'Malley operated Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, with team medical personnel present. It was the third surgery Durant has had on the foot. He had the initial procedure last October, then had a screw replaced in February.
|Feb. 21 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST0:44 UAE (+1)21:4415:44 ET2:44 PM CT18:44 - Durant is sitting out the Thunder's game Saturday night against the Charlotte Hornets because of soreness in his right foot.
Analysis: Durant underwent foot surgery in October. He's averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season.
|Feb. 19 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET4:22 GMT12:22 9:22 PM MST11:22 PM EST8:22 UAE05:2223:22 ET10:22 PM CT2:22 - Durant was quiet Thursday. He scored just 12 points in his first game after he ripped the media during the All-Star break.
Analysis: It is clear that something is weighing heavily on the superstar's mind at this time and that is bad news for fantasy owners. He continues to have pain in the right foot he injured earlier in the season. "It's tough, but I'll figure it out," he said. "I've just got to get through it, just keep getting treatment. Talk to the trainers tomorrow and see what we can do to make it better. We'll see."
|Feb. 11 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST8:58 UAE05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CT2:58 - Durant had 26 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Analysis: Durant was 4 of 6 from 3-point range and appears to have found his stroke of late, though the timing may not be ideal with the All-Star break now upon us. He is 13 for 21 from beyond the arc over his last three games.
|Feb. 10 11:40 PM PT12:40 AM MT1:40 AM CT2:40 AM ET7:40 GMT15:40 12:40 AM MST2:40 AM EST11:40 UAE08:402:40 ET1:40 AM CT5:40 - Durant scored 40 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Denver 124-114 on Monday night, handing the Nuggets their sixth loss in a row.
Analysis: Durant matched a career best by hitting seven 3-pointers and finished 13 of 19 from the floor. He's averaged 32.0 points in his three games since returning from a sprained toe and shot better than 65.0 percent in each of the past two.
|Feb. 8 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)03:1221:12 ET8:12 PM CT0:12 - Durant scored 29 points Sunday.
Analysis: Durant made 10 of 15 shots and talked some trash to Chris Paul during the lopsided contest. That's a sign that the superstar is confident so fantasy owners will want to take advantage.
|Feb. 2 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST3:08 UAE (+1)00:0818:08 ET5:08 PM CT21:08 - Durant returned in shaky fashion Friday.
Analysis: Durant scored 27 points, including a pair of 3s in the fourth quarter, but went 9 of 26 from the field. The reigning MVP returned after missing four of the previous five games with a sprained left big toe.
|Jan. 31 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST8:28 UAE05:2823:28 ET10:28 PM CT2:28 - Durant finished with just 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting in Saturday's loss at Memphis.
Analysis: Durant simply didn't have it after missing the previous two games with a toe injury. Look for him to bounce back against Orlando on Monday.
|Jan. 26 4:13 PM PT5:13 PM MT6:13 PM CT7:13 PM ET0:13 GMT8:13 5:13 PM MST7:13 PM EST4:13 UAE (+1)01:1319:13 ET6:13 PM CT22:13 - Durant, a game-time decision, had a team-best 15 points in an 85-74 loss in Memphis on Saturday night.
Analysis: Durant missed the prior two contests because of a sprained big toe and has sat out 25 games this season. He previously missed time with a broken bone in his right foot and a right ankle sprain.
|Jan. 20 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)04:1522:15 ET9:15 PM CT1:15 - Durant scored 19 points and the Thunder beat the Heat 94-86 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Durant added eight rebounds and eight assists to make up for what fantasy owners would term as a subpar output in points. Durant got a scare in the second half when he fell after a dunk in transition, remaining down on the court for a few minutes. He said after the game that it was just a stinger, and he didn't expect it to be an issue going forward.
|Dec. 31 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST8:08 UAE05:0823:08 ET10:08 PM CT2:08 - Durant scored 44 points Wednesday in his first game back from injury.
Analysis: Durant's performance carried Oklahoma City to an overtime victory against Phoenix. Durant was 6 for 11 from behind the arc and added 10 rebounds.
|Dec. 19 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET6:54 GMT14:54 11:54 PM MST1:54 AM EST10:54 UAE07:541:54 ET12:54 AM CT4:54 - Durant will play on New Year's Eve for the Thunder.
Analysis: Durant, who was sidelined the first 17 games of the season with a broken right foot, missed the previous six games because of his latest injury - a sprained right ankle.
|Dec. 3 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET6:32 GMT14:32 11:32 PM MST1:32 AM EST10:32 UAE07:321:32 ET12:32 AM CT4:32 - Durant was impressive in his season debut, scoring 27 on 9-of-18 shooting in Oklahoma City's loss at New Orleans on Tuesday.
Analysis: The only real indicator of any rust from the layoff caused by his broken foot was the five turnovers he committed compared to just two assists. He was 3 of 8 from 3-point range and 6 of 7 from the foul line, however.
|Oct. 21 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST23:04 UAE21:0415:04 ET2:04 PM CT17:04 - Durant will return to action Tuesday night in New Orleans against the Pelicans after missing every game so far this season with a broken bone in his right foot.
Analysis: Durant played in two preseason games, but had surgery on Oct. 16. Nearly seven weeks later, Durant is ready to return. Last season, Durant led the league with 32 points per game to claim his fourth scoring title in five years.
|Oct. 12 7:29 AM PT8:29 AM MT9:29 AM CT10:29 AM ET14:29 GMT22:29 7:29 AM MST9:29 AM EST18:29 UAE16:2910:29 ET9:29 AM CT13:29 - The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks. General manager Sam Presti said the procedure was performed at a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the team, Durant and his representatives "jointly decided" surgery was needed.
Analysis: Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks. The reigning NBA MVP was diagnosed over the weekend with a "Jones fracture," a broken bone at the base of his small toe. The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A six-week absence could have Durant back for the start of December, with about 65 games remaining.
|Aug. 7 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST1:34 UAE (+1)23:3417:34 ET4:34 PM CT20:34 - Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.
Analysis: The NBA's MVP informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he was ''physically and mentally drained from the NBA season,'' USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.
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