HoopsHype Kevin Durant rumors

January 3, 2015 Updates

It was Washington’s turn to feel Durant’s wrath Friday night, as he shook of early foul trouble and scored 23 of his game-high 34 points in the second half to lead the Thunder to a 109-102 victory inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant made 12 of 18 shots and added eight rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot. And he did it in only 31 minutes. “That’s what he does,” said Russell Westbrook. “Nobody’s surprised. He’s not surprised at himself. He prepared himself well to get back to where he is and to get back to where he left off.” Oklahoman

January 2, 2015 Updates

Lawson, who grew up playing basketball with Durant in the Maryland suburbs, has a good idea of the Oklahoma City Thunder star's thinking. The Clinton, Maryland native knows we want to know. He also knows better than to break confidences. "I've talked to him about it, but I probably can't tell you what he said," Lawson laughingly told CSNwashington.com when the Nuggets visited last month. CSNWashington.com

"Now, playing away, it's cool," said Lawson, who ranks second to Wall with over 10 assists per game this season. "I haven't really thought about coming home to play. Think about it more during free agency, but I haven't really thought about it." Nevertheless, he has thought about it, the good and the potentially annoying aspects. "A little bit. Not dealing with them, but family tickets. You'd probably have to buy like 100 tickets every game. It's people that might want something from you or expect things from you. That's kind of a turn off a little bit," Lawson stated. "Other cities you can just chill out and relax. It's just you unless they fly out to see you." CSNWashington.com

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January 1, 2015 Updates

Durant scored a season-high 44 points, grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and dished a team-high seven assists. He made 13 of 23 shots, including six of 11 3-pointers, and all 12 of his foul shots in 40 minutes. “I didn’t even realize he had 44 points,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “That just tells you what kind of leader he is. He just kept everybody in the right place mentally and on the court. That’s what leaders do.” It was Durant’s first game since Dec. 18, when he rolled his right ankle just before halftime at Golden State. But from the opening tip, Durant didn’t show any signs of rust or fatigue. “My shots felt good and my wind felt better than I thought,” Durant said. “I just tried to play as hard as I can.” Oklahoman

December 31, 2014 Updates

Sources told ESP‎N.com that the Thunder have been operating under the premise that Durant would re-enter the lineup against the Suns after the club responded to the Dec. 18 sprain he suffered in his surgically repaired foot by taking it slowly. Thunder coach Scotty Brooks is expected to formally announce Durant's return to the starting five after Wednesday's morning shootaround barring an unforeseen setback. Durant completed his first two full-speed practices since the injury Monday and Tuesday. ESPN.com

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December 28, 2014 Updates

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant will not play Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks, missing his sixth consecutive game because of a sprained right ankle. Durant participated in the Thunder's shootaround Sunday morning, but hasn't shown enough improvement to play yet. "Every day he's progressing well," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "Today, he went through shootaround and next couple days we have some practice time and we'll see how he feels." ESPN.com

December 27, 2014 Updates

But that said, Durant does seem to be nearing a return, maybe as early as Sunday in Dallas. For the first time since the injury, Durant participated in team portions of practice Friday morning, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks. And when shootaround opened for the media, he was seen strolling around, shooting free throws and even rose up for a dunk. “Moving better, progressing,” Brooks said of Durant. “Keep the rehab going, keep pushing forward.” Oklahoman

December 26, 2014 Updates

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