HoopsHype Kevin Durant Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 25, 2014 | 09:30 AM

Jabari Davis

Tough news on Anthony Morrow (out 4-6 weeks, ACL). OKC could have used his shooting to help spread the floor for Westbrook in KD's absence.

Emiliano Carchia

ESPN ranks Kevin Durant at No.8. The MVP responds on Twitter (and then deleted it) sportando.com/en/usa/nba/138…

John Rohde

Any chance for Christmas start like 2011? #Thunder needs #NBAlockout so it can heal. #KD #Jackson #Morrow #McGary #Perkins #Jerrett #Telfair

Kevin Pelton

Done chatting. Talked KD's rank, lottery reform, potential surprise teams, Vucevic extension and moore: es.pn/1zpBKeZ

Rob Peterson

For the record, I gave KD a 10 in the first vote, a 9 on the second. I think he'll come back strong... #NBArank

Darnell Mayberry

ESPN ranks Kevin Durant as the NBA's eighth best player newsok.com/article/5359827

David Thorpe

OKC:Westbrook tops all scorers in NBA until KD returns? Adams asserts himself as prime C? Can a young wing/Lamb earn big minutes in 2014?

Royce Young

Kevin Durant could probably drop 25 on the Blazers opening night still riding around on his scooter.

Chris Herring

Completely get that KD will miss a set length of gms. Still cant put him at No 8. CP3, Anthony Davis, KLove & Russ all routinely miss games

Eric Koreen

Kevin Durant is the 8th most important player in the NBA this year in the same way that Cleveland is the 8th most important team: wrongly.

Juanma Rubio

Todo son risas con el ranking de ESPN, Kobe etc hasta que ponen en el 8 a Kevin Durant

Chris Palmer

LeBron's handle is near perfection. But KD can crossover 35-ft out. Full speed. That's PG County. #DMV

Anthony Slater

Thunder roundtable: Who must step up most in Kevin Durant's absence? bit.ly/1uMFFKO

Anthony Slater

Kevin Durant is out of a cast and into a walking boot. Still on a scooter, but that should change soon.

Royce Young

KD ain't scared to admit he listens to Shake It Off: instagram.com/p/udkGBazSnI/

Trey Kerby

The best thing to ever happen to fans of the color orange is Kevin Durant playing for Texas and the Thunder.

Alex Kennedy

Who would you want taking last shot in a game? Kevin Durant was first with 76.9%. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James were second with 7.7% each.

Alex Kennedy

Annual GM survey has LeBron James winning MVP. James got 67.9% of votes, Kevin Durant was runner-up with 21.4% of votes.

Royce Young

Last season: LeBron 86.7%, KD 13.3%. RT @Dave McMenamin: 75 pct of NBA GMs say LeBron is the best SF. 25 pct chose KD m.espn.go.com/nba/story?stor…

Frank Isola

Which player is the best at getting his own shot? 1. Kevin Durant 42.9% 2. Carmelo Anthony 25.0% (but wait, what about the triangle?)

Dave McMenamin

75 pct of NBA GMs say LeBron is the best SF. 25 pct chose KD m.espn.go.com/nba/story?stor…

Frank Isola

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments? 1. LeBron James, 76.9% 2. Kevin Durant, 11.5% 3. Carmelo Anthony, 7.7%

Scott Howard-Cooper

I always like the GM/player surveys. Best Q in this one: Who would you take if starting a team. LeBron won, Anthony Davis/KD tied 2nd.

Anthony Slater

Jeff Van Gundy on OKC w/o KD: "I think a great goal for them would be .500, a little bit over. That would be a tremendous accomplishment."

Antonio Vazquez

Encuesta GM's #NBA: Mejor jugador para construir. LeBron James 50% Anthony Davis 25% Kevin Durant 25%

Antonio Vazquez

Encuesta GM's #NBA: MVP LeBron James 67,9% Kevin Durant 21,4% Recibieron votos: Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Royce Young

Stunning thing in the GM survey: Kevin Durant is tied for 2nd with Anthony Davis for "player you'd want to start a franchise with" question.

Chris Sheridan

Injured @Kevin Durant has traded in his sneakers for a scooter and says it will be like that for awhile #NBA @SheridanBlog sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/21/sh-…

Carlo Pamintuan

Bird-Magic, LeBron-KD, Holstein-Eman. #rivalries

Enric Corbella

Kevin Durant, sobre ruedas: "No voy a precipitar mi vuelta a las canchas" marca.com/2014/10/22/bal… @marca http://t.co/LzmCKxMj6U

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Los Warriors siguen jugando de maravilla y los Thunder sufren sin Kevin Durant (cómo no): cuatro derrotas seguidas baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/201…

Tony Jones

If Kevin Durant makes it back by the beginning of December, the Thunder should be fine. But they could struggle for the first month

Tony Jones

OKC has been riddled by injury though, and that goes way beyond even Kevin Durant. Jackson, Perkins, Lamb all out for the Thunder

Anthony Slater

Kevin Durant is at the Thunder's game against Utah tonight. Sitting in a suite.

Tim Bontemps

It no agreement on smoothing in the TV money happens, cap is likely to jump to over $90 million that summer -- when Kevin Durant hits FA.

Pascal LeBlanc

Kevin Durant voit du positif dans sa blessure lapresse.ca/sports/autres-… via @lp_lapresse #NBAQC

Anthony Slater

Full video of Kevin Durant's meeting with the media this morning -> ift.tt/1Dx1VyT

Jorge Sierra

Kevin Durant on injury: Another bump in the road. shar.es/1mQmD2 http://t.co/sPAy5XkFzf

John R. Finger

Hey Kevin Durant is talking to media … but he's hurt!

Mike Mazzeo

And KD's $300 million Nike contract debuts with ... news.nike.com/news/kd7-on-th…

Raul Barrigon

Video: Kevin Durant on injury: "Another bump in the road" bit.ly/1CQL483 http://t.co/buKuho5Zoq

Royce Young

Kevin Durant says he won't rush back from his injury, and is also maintaining a very optimistic perspective: es.pn/1oqtk2r

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Kevin Durant: "No voy a forzar, lo tengo claro". Y habla sobre Westbrook: "No me preocupa, lo hará genial". baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/nba…

Michele Gazzetti

Kevin Durant parla per la prima volta ai media dopo l'infortunio, qui la trascrizione newsok.com/article/5358642

Anthony Slater

Kevin Durant met with the media for the first time since his injury on Tuesday. Here's the full transcript: bit.ly/1oqqMBl

Anthony Slater

Kevin Durant asked whether he'll bulk up in weight room during time off. KD to @EyeAmTruth: "I won't be as buff as you, but I'll try"

Kurt Helin

Kevin Durant on return: “I’m not going to rush it all” dlvr.it/7GrhFw

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Kevin Durant pasa de muletas. Así 'viaja' el MVP. vine.co/v/Ob2TH6VejvO