Marc J. Spears: Warriors’ Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is questionable tomorrow versus Dallas.
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Chris Haynes: The expectation is that Kevin Durant will be on a minutes restriction tonight.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Durant “didn’t feel quite right” going through shootaround today, so he was ruled out.
Anthony Slater: Warriors rule out Kevin Durant with a calf injury for a third straight game. Won’t play tonight. Was getting shots up a couple hours ago in front of trainer.
Harrison Wind: Kevin Durant (right calf strain) is questionable for Monday’s matchup with Nuggets. Omri Casspi, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston are all probable.
Chris Haynes: Golden State says Stephen Curry (right hand contusion), Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle), David West (left lateral knee soreness) and Klay Thompson (sprained right ankle) are a go tonight at Orlando. Andre Iguodala (sore left knee) will sit it out.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) & Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) are questionable for tomorrow night’s game at the Lakers.
Anthony Slater: Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are out tonight. Andre Iguodala is doubtful. Draymond Green will play.
The Warriors (15-5) have listed Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle), Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) and Draymond Green (right foot contusion) as questionable for Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings (5-14) at Oracle Arena. But the Warriors are optimistic all three will play.
Mark Medina: Some Warriors injury updates for tomorrow vs. Kings: Stephen Curry (right hand contusion) is questionable, Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) is questionable. Draymond Green (right foot contusion) is questionable.
Logan Murdock: Warriors have officially ruled Kevin Durant out (ankle sprain) for tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Mark Medina: Warriors still list Kevin Durant as doubtful for tonight’s game vs. Pelicans (sprained left ankle). Andre Iguodala listed as probable (sore left knee).
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is doubtful for Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans with what the team is calling a sprained ankle — an issue that Warriors coach Steve Kerr said was bad enough that he regrets playing Durant against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. “I thought he was fine. We thought he was fine, but then he got sore afterwards [Wednesday],” Kerr said after Durant sat out the Warriors’ 143-94 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday. “I’m sure the league is happy with us because we played him on their ‘marquee’ game with [Russell Westbrook] and all that stuff, but he came out sore the next day, so we shouldn’t have played him.”
Kerr added, “Now we’ve got to be careful. I don’t think it’s anything serious, but we’ve got to make sure he’s right, so I would say he’s doubtful.”
Monte Poole: Replacing Kevin Durant and Draymond Green in #Warriors starting lineup vs #Bulls: Omri Casspi and Jordan Bell, per coach Steve Kerr.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Durant had enough soreness in his left ankle to sit out tonight.
Anthony Slater: Kevin Durant is officially playing tonight, per Steve Kerr.
Fred Katz: Kerr on KD: “I expect he’ll get quite a reception, both good and bad. But it’ll always be special when KD walks into this building… He made too big of an impact and this city made too big of an impact on him.”
Anthony Slater: Kevin Durant: “I feel good right now. I’m planning on playing.”
95.7 The Game: “I was hoping that everything was going to be fine… he’s still sore, we’ll see how he feels tomorrow… we’re obviously not going to mess around.” (@SteveKerr on @KDTrey5)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who sat out Sunday night’s 118-111 win over the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain, told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City. “I’m just going to take it day by day and see how it progresses,” Durant said before the game.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Kevin Durant should be “fine” for Wednesday at OKC. Sitting as a precaution tonight.
Mark Medina: Who’s starting in place of Kevin Durant tonight? Steve Kerr says Omri Casspi will start
Connor Letourneau: No surprise here: Kevin Durant will play tonight.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors say Kevin Durant (thigh) is probable tomorrow night versus Sixers.
Mark Medina: Kevin Durant says he feels good. Should play tomorrow vs Philly
Durant categorized his injury as “nothing too serious.” He said he hurt the quadriceps muscle the first play of the game against the Heat on Monday. “If this were a playoff game, he’d be playing, but it’s not, so it makes perfect sense to give him tonight off,” Kerr said. “We have a couple more nights before our next game. He should be fine I would think by then.” KD hopes to play Saturday against the 76ers. “Probably, we’ll see,” he said.
Mark Medina: Kevin Durant will not play tonight vs Minnesota. He has a left thigh contusion.
Kevin Durant is expected to be a full go after missing two games and being limited to 20 minutes in Game 4 last round because of a strained left calf.
Kevin Durant delivered another YouTube update on his health Friday. The Warriors star expressed excitement for the team’s second-round playoff series after missing Games 2 and 3 of Golden State’s sweep of Portland. “Calf is good, knee is good, been working hard,” Durant said. “Nothing too much, man, nothing too serious — so definitely looking forward to playing next round.”
Tim Bontemps: Warriors announce Kevin Durant is available to play tonight. Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes remain out.
Ethan Strauss: Mike Brown says no minutes restriction for Durant
Kerry Eggers: Terry Stotts on @Kevin Durant playing: “Makes them better team. MVP. Leading scorer. Versatile. Maybe their best defender. So yeah, there’s that”
With Steve Kerr ruled out for Game 4 of the first round Monday, the Warriors still face an important question: Will Kevin Durant play? The eight-time All-Star is questionable, a team spokesman told The Chronicle. It is possible that, with a 3-0 series lead over the Trail Blazers, Golden State might not want to bring him back until the Western Conference semifinals.
Marc Stein: The Warriors have decided to hold Kevin Durant (calf) out of Game 3 in Portland, league sources say, so no Durant or Steve Kerr tonight.
Ethan Strauss: KD got a full practice in and he’s even doing extra shooting work with Steph. Gamblers take note
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant: “If it was Game 7 of the Finals, he’d play.” Talks about why Durant is so frustrated with calf right now. pic.twitter.com/pzerQQFV5y
Diamond Leung: Kevin Durant on YouTube live stream: “Hopefully I’m out there the next game.” Will see how it feels next couple days youtu.be/mbkf0ZZ9SdA
Chris Haynes: Steve Kerr said it’s not worth it to play Kevin Durant. Says if Durant played and re-aggravated it, he’d feel like an idiot.
Ailene Voisin: Steve Kerr says Durant will not play. Barnes, Livingston also sitting, but the two reserves expected to be ready for Game 3. KD is day/day.
Marc Stein: The Warriors have ruled out Kevin Durant (strained left calf) for tonight’s Game 2 against Portland, according to league sources.
Marc Stein: The Warriors are strongly weighing whether to hold Kevin Durant out of tonight’s Game 2 vs. Portland as a precaution, league sources say.
Ethan Strauss: Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant being questionable for Wednesday’s game with a left calf strain espn.com/espn/now?nowId… pic.twitter.com/XLQalwNKBW
Chris Haynes: Kevin Durant was experiencing cramps in his calf, league sources told ESPN. He received treatment after the game and is fine going forward.
Connor Letourneau: Warriors officially list Kevin Durant (left knee) as probable tomorrow. Feels like that is just Golden State taking the cautious approach.
Kevin Durant participated in a full practice session Friday and said he’s “excited to go out there” and make his return after missing the last five weeks with a knee injury.
“Today was one of those days where I went out there and played, and practiced with the guys and I felt normal,” said Durant, who will return to the Golden State Warriors’ lineup Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans. “I’ve been waiting for that feeling for a couple of weeks now.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after consulting with the training staff, there will not be a minutes restriction placed Durant since his knee is completely healed. “If he gets fatigued, then I’m going to take him out,” Kerr said.
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude: Steve Kerr says he plans to have Kevin Durant play tomorrow for Warriors!
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude: Kevin Durant working with Steve Nash at Warriors practice today… pic.twitter.com/epzNN2QZVl
Chris Haynes: Kevin Durant to ESPN this week on being out this long: “This s— killing me. I don’t sit, I’m a hooper.” Worked his way all the way back.
Marc Stein: Story going online now: Golden State is targeting Saturday’s home date with New Orleans for Kevin Durant’s return, league sources say.
Anthony Slater: Kevin Durant’s out tonight vs Wizards and officially ruled out for upcoming Tuesday, Wednesday back to back, per Steve Kerr.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said he will definitely start Durant when he returns. “I’ll play him in shorter bursts, and we’ll have to figure out our rotation.”
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February 19, 2018 | 7:18 pm EST Update
Ian Begley: Knicks are one of several teams to express interest in Troy Williams, per league sources. Williams is expected to make a decision on his next destination soon. The 23-year-old 6-7 wing was waived by Houston to make room for Joe Johnson. NYK has an open roster spot at the moment.
Possibly damaging the Lakers’ “King James” dreams is the franchise playing its own role in making the Cavaliers’ roster more attractive. The Lakers recently traded two of their young talents to Cleveland – easy-scoring guard Jordan Clarkson and high-flying forward Larry Nance Jr. Cleveland acquired a veteran point guard in George Hill who complements James well with his 3-point shooting, ability to be effective without the ball and defense, and also added a talented, athletic and young scorer in Rodney Hood, who could start for a lot of teams.
The new-look Cavaliers sans an injured Kevin Love are 2-0 since the moves and fun to watch again. The Lakers have the ability to sign two major free agents this summer, but the Clippers don’t have that ability until 2019. Trading ex-Clippers star Blake Griffin just months after he signed a five-year contract has to be curious to a prospective free agent as well.“I wouldn’t be surprised if he stays in Cleveland now,” one high-ranking Eastern Conference team executive said. “The Cavaliers put a really good team around him. The Cavaliers have made it really tough for him to decide to leave Cleveland again. The Lakers might have helped them keep LeBron.”
February 19, 2018 | 5:31 pm EST Update
Josh Lewenberg: With the buyout market expected to heat up in the next 10 days and the Raptors still intending to fill their vacant 15th roster spot, one guy to keep an eye on is Orlando’s Arron Afflalo.