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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 11:49 a.m.

Kyrie Irving says Kevin Durant was rushed back, won’t be rushed again

Kyrie Irving won’t allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time. Irving said Friday that Durant wasn’t ready to play when he returned in the NBA …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Nets not planning for Kevin Durant to play this season

Nets general manager Sean Marks says the expectation is Kevin Durant won’t play this season, although the All-Star forward will have a say in determining when he’s ready.


Stephen Curry embraces Warriors’ change, praises Kevin Durant

Stephen Curry knows he and Kevin Durant will reminisce someday about their three insanely successful years together on the Golden State Warriors. For now, Curry is embracing new beginnings as …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Mark Bradley: The NBA is the world champ of offseasons

Nobody does offseasons like the NBA. One day in, this one was astonishing.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Damian Lillard gets Supermax, Kevin Durant chooses Brooklyn Nets as NBA free agency period gets underway

Damian Lillard wasn’t a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn’t a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn’t even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won’t know the difference soon.


Analysis: For Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, the move is to stay put

Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard and Golden State’s Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Dieter Kurtenbach: Warriors had the championship heart, just not the championship bodies

The Warriors fought to the end. Man, did they fight.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles

Kevin Durant says on social media he underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant announced the news on Instagram, two days after the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Dave Hyde: Kevin Durant’s injury is all pain, no gain for anyone

Kevin Durant dropped the ball, skipped quickly in pain and dropped to the court Monday night with a sad but fundamental lesson on display for all us: That’s why you …


Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals

Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Raptors OK mentally, Warriors shaky physically

The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.


Kevin Durant travels with the Warriors to Toronto ahead of finals

Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return …


Tim Reynolds: NBA Finals will decide a champion, and much more

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and …


Kevin Durant won’t return in time for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Kevin Durant is yet to progress to on-court work in his recovery from a strained right calf and won’t be ready to return for Golden State in Game 1 of …


Warriors remain optimistic Kevin Durant will return in postseason

Warriors coach Steve Kerr isn’t going to predict when Kevin Durant might play again but the team is optimistic the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP will be back this postseason. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Kevin Durant to miss Games 3, 4 of Western Conference finals

Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss the upcoming Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals for Golden State in Portland as he continues to recover from a strained …


Warriors’ Kevin Durant likely out for first two games against Blazers

Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reigning NBA Finals …


Commentary: With Kevin Durant out, will ‘old’ Stephen Curry return for Warriors in Rockets series?

Thursday morning, there was a lot of talk – on social media, in barbershops, on radio and TV shows – that the “old” Stephen Curry showed up in Game 5 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Warriors star Kevin Durant out for rest of West semifinals

Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the Golden State Warriors’ Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf. An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors’ …


Warriors’ Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant fined for referee comments

Golden State Warriors teammates Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have been fined by the NBA for criticizing the officiating. Green was fined $35,000, Curry $25,000 and Durant $15,000. …


NBA capsules: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to 10th straight victory

Kevin Durant had 33 points and nine rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 24 points and Klay Thompson had 21, including two key free throws for Golden State on Saturday night to …



UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

A Sonic’s homecoming: Fans pack KeyArena to see Kevin Durant play again

Kevin Durant got nostalgic when he came out for player introductions wearing green-and-gold sneakers and an old-school No. 40 Shawn Kemp jersey before addressing the soldout crowd that also wore …


As NBA training camps open, many stories worth noting

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, Jimmy Butler’s situation in Minnesota is among 10 items of note as the league heads into …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors to play NBA exhibition game in Seattle against Sacramento Kings

First reported in February by The Sacramento Bee and confirmed Thursday by the NBA’s release of its preseason schedule, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason …


AP source: Kevin Durant will sign 2-year deal with Warriors

A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have …


So many dominoes: LeBron James can dictate NBA free agency

The rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, he’s not particularly fond of Houston and he’s hugging restaurant …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

From Lebron James to Kevin Durant, a look at some of the top NBA free agents

An NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

With 2 titles at Golden State, Finals MVP Kevin Durant gets the last word

Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: “Thanks.”


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Warriors sweep Cavaliers for second straight NBA title

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third …