HoopsHype Kevin Durant rumors

November 4, 2014 Updates

Durant’s free agency in 2016 is bearing down on them, and every external circumstance seems to be hurting Oklahoma City’s cause in convincing him to stay. Winning a title would be a game-changer, and the Thunder have two chances left on Durant’s current contract — and just one, this season, before he becomes an expiring time bomb. They will have a hard time even engaging Durant in contract-extension talks. The collective bargaining agreement damn near wrote star extensions out of existence by placing strict limits on the number of years an incumbent team can offer in such a deal Grantland

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An anonymous NBA scount dishes his take on the Thunder's outlook with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sidelined. "They are going to have a hard time scoring. You know they are not going to rush KD back because that’s not what they do. The entire offense was funneled to Westbrook and Durant. You can run the same sets but how effective is it going to be without two of the top 10 players in the NBA? But that’s probably what they are going to do. Reggie Jackson is like a mini-Westbrook. He’s going to get a lot of shots. It was the Perry Jones Show against the Clippers, so he will get looks too. Serge Ibaka isn’t a post presence but they might try to do more to get him more baseline jump shots. These are band-aids though. In this conference, they can easily lose 10 or 15 games over the next month and be in a deep hole when Russ or KD comes back. This injury could knock them out of the playoffs." Sports Illustrated

October 30, 2014 Updates

These tweets came before and early in Kevin Durant’s second season. One is directed at Russell Westbrook and the other is directed at an account that used to belong to former Michigan basketball player Anthony Wright, who played with Durant at Oak Hill Academy before Durant transferred to Montrose Christian. If Durant used that language today, the uproar would be much larger. It’s simply wrong for people to use that f-word and gay pejoratively. Those words in this context fortify a society in which gay people are second-class citizens, i.e. beneath straight people. NBCSports.com

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The league's general managers believe that we're going to see James vs. the San Antonio Spurs in The Finals for the third straight June and the fourth time in eight years. But the championship picture is also relatively wide open, as six different teams were picked to win The Finals and a seventh was picked to get there. James was picked to take back the MVP award from Kevin Durant and is still the guy that with whom half of the GMs would most like to start a franchise. But it's becoming clear that Anthony Davis is the next big thing. NBA.com

October 21, 2014 Updates

The Thunder superstar partnered with another company on Tuesday afternoon, with Neff Headwear announcing Durant as its newest endorser. “We teamed up with NBA superstar and global icon Kevin Durant to create an exclusive designer underwear collection,” the company wrote in a press release. “This partnership is one of the first of its kind in the industry and will feature a unique collection to be worn on and off the court; designs selected by Durant himself.” Durant will be the second underwear endorser on the team. Last year, Russell Westbrook partnered with Kings and Jaxs. “I'm excited to work with the team at Neff to design my own collection of designer underwear," Durant said in the company’s release. "It will reflect my personal style combined with Neff's focus on youth culture. Neff is a unique company with an artistic approach to everything they do and I can't wait to get started.” Oklahoman

NBA MVP Kevin Durant has added action sports accessory brand Neff to his rapidly growing list of endorsement deals. Neff founder Shaun Neff told The Associated Press that the company will launch the Thunder star's signature underwear collection in time for next year's back-to-school crowd. Boston Herald

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