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  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors are going to re-evaluate Kevin Durant (calf strain) and DeMarcus Cousins (torn left quad) next Wednesday, March 29th.

    Cousins and Durant were ruled unlikely for the start of the NBA finals earlier today, but they could be ready to roll soon after if they can get cleared next week. From the earlier reports, it seems that Cousins is closer to returning than Durant, as KD has not been cleared for basketball activities as of yet. The Warriors will play the winner of the Bucks and Raptors series that is currently knotted up at 2-2.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant (calf strain) was re-evaluated on Thursday, and the medical staff deemed him unlikely to return for start of NBA Finals, but the team remains hopeful that he can return at some point in the series

    Durant's initial diagnosis was a Grade 1 calf strain, but two weeks have now passed, and Durant's status is still murky. The non-contact injury always looked worse than the diagnosis revealed, and we may find out that more details weren't made public in the offseason. For now, the Warriors are going to have to continue to operate without the services of their superstar forward.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Warriors star Kevin Durant has not made a decision on where he’s taking his talents next season, according to his manager Rich Kleiman.

    “Kevin is 100 percent undecided,” Kleiman told the Wall Street Journal. “He really doesn’t know, and I really don’t know.” KD has strongly been linked to the Knicks, while the Clippers and the Nets seem to have increased their odds as well, but it’s hard to know what Durant really has in his mind.

    Source: Wall Street Journal

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Marc Stein of the New York Times wrote on his newsletter on Tuesday that the Clippers have emerged as an equally dangerous threat to the Knicks to sign Kevin Durant away from the Warriors.

    KD is expected to enter free agency this offseason by declining his $31.5 million option for 2019-20. The 30-year-old All-Star will be in high demand once he hits the open market, and the Knicks, the Nets and the Clippers all have more than $50 million in practical cap space this summer. Durant will likely consider how well each team is set up for success, which would seem to favor the Clippers and the Nets, both of whom made the playoffs last season. Meanwhile, Warriors owner Joe Lacob remains confident about the team re-signing KD and Klay Thompson this summer.

    Source: New York Times

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Tim Kawakami of The Athletic San Francisco is reporting he received a text from Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob saying he is "confident about BOTH" Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson re-signing with the Warriors this offseason.

    The rumors are in full motion as the NBA heads toward free agency in less than five weeks. Durant is hotly rumored to leave the Warriors this offseason, with the Knicks as a consensus favorite among members of the media. Thompson's rumors have been much more tempered, as he is seen as an original piece to the Warriors dynasty. It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how this season plays out.

    Source: Tim Kawakami from The Athletic

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    According to Monte Pool of NBC Sports Bay Area, Kevin Durant (right calf strain) is expected to miss the remainder of the Western Conference Finals versus the Blazers.

    It was already announced that Durant would not travel to Portland for Games 3 and 4, but it seems after going up 2-0 to start the series the Warriors will put to rest any thought of him returning early. The main goal for the team is to get Durant healthy for the finals if they get there. The finals begins on May 30 and Durant will have two weeks to do what he can in order to retake the court.

    Source: Monte Pool of NBC Sports

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Speaking to the media after Thursday's Game 2 win, Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant's right calf strain is "a little more serious than we thought at the beginning."

    Durant will not travel to Portland for Games 3 and 4, and it certainly doesn't sound as though he'll be returning for Game 5 back at Oracle. The Warriors will continue to provide daily treatment and you can expect KD's calf to be a regular topic of conversation as the series goes on. Despite some early optimism, it appears as though we might not see Durant back on the court in the Western Conference Finals.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant (calf) won't travel with the team to Portland as per Thursday's reports, ruling him out until Game 5 at the earliest.

    Clearly Durant's re-evaluation wasn't ideal for the Warriors, as they'll be without him for at least another week. This is Portland's opportunity to make something happen, because it's hard to see them pulling off an upset otherwise.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant (right calf strain) will be re-evaluated during the pregame Thursday night and the team will release an official update after.

    Durant was ruled out a day in advance of the game so it seems unlikely that Durant will return to action unless this series gets extended. Look for official word to come from the team after pregame warmups.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant (right calf strain) will not play on Thursday night against the Blazers.

    Durant injured his calf in Game 5 against the Rockets and was to be re-evaluated on Thursday ahead of Game 2. With him being ruled out a day in advance, it would be safe to assume that Kevin might miss even more time. As Durant continues to miss action, look for the Warriors to continue to expand their rotation as Jordan Bell, Jonas Jerebko, Alfonzo McKinnie, and Quinn Cook will continue to play upwards of 10 minutes apiece in this series.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant (right calf strain), “Hasn’t even stepped up the floor yet," and that he is still experiencing some pain in his calf.

    With this news, it seems highly likely that KD will miss Game 2 on Thursday as well, at a minimum. Durant is set to be re-evaluated later this week, and the Warriors are hopeful that he can get back on the court as soon as possible.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Steven A. Smith of ESPN is reporting that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are planning on coming to New York with the only potential hiccup being that KD might change his mind.

    This is consistent with what has been circulating in NBA circles for months now. The draft lottery tonight will have major implications on the direction the Knicks and the rest of the bottom teams take this summer, while rumors about KD’s and Kyrie’s future will continue to come around.

    Source: Steven A. Smith on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant (right calf strain), DeMarcus Cousins (partially torn left quad) and Damian Jones (torn pectoral) have all been ruled out for Game 1 against the Blazers on Tuesday.

    These were all as expected. Durant is doubtful for Game 2, but has not been ruled out just yet. Boogie is unlikely to return before The Finals and Damian Jones has been out since November, but has been doing more work in practice recently.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant (mild right calf strain) will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals vs. the Trail Blazers and is unlikely to play in Game 2.

    Durant isn’t being re-evaluated until Thursday and Games 1 and 2 are on Tuesday and Thursday. The Warriors managed to send the Rockets home without Durant and they’ll look to do the same vs. the Blazers. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will have to step up in order to beat this flaming hot Blazers team. DeMarcus Cousins could return for this series as well but he likely won’t be 100 percent. This series is shaping up to be a fun one.

    Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Steve Kerr remains optimistic that Kevin Durant (mild right calf strain) can return if the Warriors advance to the Western Conference Finals.

    Durant will not return for Game 6 or 7 (if needed) against the Rockets, but Kerr referred to yesterday's update as "good news" and remains hopeful that Durant is going to see the court again this year. KD will be re-evaluated next week, when we'll get a better idea of his potential timeline.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter