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Chris Haynes: Kevin Durant tells ESPN “I’m good. It’s nothing” when asked about his ankle sprain. He said “it was a quick roll. It didn’t completely turn. I’m fine.” He’s a go for Sunday.
Mark Medina: Kevin Durant will be back tonight vs the Bucks
Melissa Rohlin: KD says he’s ready to get back to his happy place.
Monte Poole: Both @Kevin Durant and @Draymond Green officially listed as probable for #Warriors vs. #Bucks on Thursday. It’s gonna be pretty hard to keep them off the floor. Like, really hard.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said forward Kevin Durant will “probably” be activated for Thursday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but Durant provided a more emphatic update on his status. “You can tell them I’m playing Thursday,” Durant told ESPN shortly before tipoff for Tuesday night’s game with the Indiana Pacers.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said he’ll “probably” let Kevin Durant play Thursday vs. Milwaukee.
Melissa Rohlin: Draymond Green will play tomorrow. Kevin Durant won’t play tomorrow but Kerr said he could be back Tuesday or Thursday of next week.
With Steph Curry (ankle) and Klay Thompson (thumb) already out for an extended period, the defending champions announced on Friday that reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant is out at least two weeks after suffering an incomplete rib cartilage fracture against Minnesota on Sunday.
“(The injury) was in Minnesota,” Durant told reporters. “What happened (was), I’ve got hit in the ribs before, so I just thought it was a small contusion. Obviously I kept playing. It was a little sore the next couple of days, but not something I’d worry about. Then the last game (against the Lakers), I went out to close out on the wing and I felt something stretch and pull, and, you know, I felt some discomfort in the first half, so then the next day it got sore.”
Anthony Slater: This is the play Kevin Durant suffered the rib fracture — barrel drive into Karl-Anthony Towns (same game Klay Thompson suffered thumb fracture)
Mark Medina: Durant won’t travel with team on trip to Phoenix and San Antonio. Durant will do his treatment in Oakland
Anthony Slater: Kevin Durant’s MRI results: Incomplete rib cartilage fracture, re-evaluated in two weeks. More brutal injury news for the Warriors.
Logan Murdock: Kevin Durant is now listed as questionable tomorrow vs King with rib soreness. Had a bandage on his ribs during practice today at Oracle.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors’ Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is questionable tomorrow versus Dallas.
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.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources tell ESPN: The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks. Those three teams have max cap space to sign Butler as a free agent in July.
Butler and Thibodeau met on Tuesday in Los Angeles to discuss his situation, according to multiple sources. Over the last several weeks, Butler began to seriously contemplate his future with the Timberwolves and a potential trade request, league sources said. It was in that meeting that Butler expressed a desire to be traded, telling Thibodeau that he does not intend to sign a long-term extension with the Wolves next summer. He has provided a list of one to three teams with which he would be open to signing a long-term deal, sources said.
Thibodeau was initially resistant to the idea, according to sources, but Butler is determined to find a new home. The Timberwolves are scheduled to have media day on Monday and their first training camp practice on Tuesday, so the clock is ticking.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: After NBA investigation into workplace misconduct, Dallas owner Mark Cuban and the NBA have agreed that he’ll donate $10M to organizations that promote women in leadership roles and combat domestic violence. NBA can only fine $2.5M by rules.
Adrian Wojnarowski: There are also NBA-mandated sanctions on Dallas that will require that the franchise make changes on reporting, staffing and policy to improve the workplace culture, league sources said. Donald Sterling had received that $2.5M fine as Clippers owner.