Adrian Benjamins and Neil Rochlani break down the three games from Thursday night. The Warriors and Raptors produce an instant classic as both Durant and Leonard have big nights. LeBron leads the Lakers to a…
December 13, 2018, 2:34 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 30 points on 13-of-22 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists and five turnovers in the Warriors' 113-93 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.
The offense tilted toward Durant's isolation game and the team played less defense than it should have, two issues that are tough to correlate but not surprising when it happens. Steph Curry hit just 3-of-12 shots for 10 points and a lower-end line, and Klay Thompson missed all five of his 3-pointers and finished with 14 points in the blowout loss.
December 11, 2018, 1:12 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant had a solid game on Monday with 22 points, four triples, three steals, five boards and three assists against the Wolves.
KD is a lock for a top-5 finish and could finish anywhere in that range given his skills and abilities. He’s scoring a bit more this season while shooting fewer threes. You shouldn’t worry too much about it as his production might change but his value won’t.
December 8, 2018, 12:10 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 11 points on 3-of-14 shooting to go with eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Friday.
It was a season-low in points and this was easily his worst game of the season. The Bucks' length really bothered him on the offensive end. To make matters worse, he coughed up the ball seven times on offense. The insane usage is gone, but there's also a strong chance that this will be the worst performance of the year for KD.
December 5, 2018, 9:30 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant was one assist shy of a triple-double on Wednesday as he tallied 25 points, 10 boards, nine assists, four 3-pointers, one steal and two blocks agains the Cavs.
This was just KD doing KD things as he and Steph Curry carried the Warriors offense in a relatively easy win over the Cavs. He's a lock to finish with top-5 value on the season.
December 3, 2018, 10:10 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant torched the Hawks on Monday night, going 10-of-13 from the field en route to 28 points.
Durant was supremely efficient here, and he filled out the rest of his line with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a triple. This is the sort of work you'd expect when an elite player faces off with a rebuilding squad and while it wasn't quite one of his 40-plus performances from last week, it'll still pay the bills.
December 1, 2018, 9:32 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant did his best to lift the Warriors over the Pistons on Saturday but his 28 points, six rebounds, seven dimes, one trey and two blocks were not enough.
This was Stephen Curry's (groin) first game back after almost two weeks on the shelf, so it may be a while before we see KD drop another 40-point monster game. That said, he's still a lock to post top-3 value thanks to his flawless stat line.
November 29, 2018, 10:58 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant carried the Warriors on Thursday with 51 points on 18-of-31 shooting with four triples, 11 rebounds and six asssits.
Durant decided to take over again for the Warriors, who have been stalling on offense as of late. There was a triple from the logo, a turnaround corner three with Kawhi Leonard in his face and many more unbelievable shots that KD converted tonight. Tonight he displayed how unguardable he is and has been producing some huge lines due to necessity. With Stephen Curry returning Saturday we can still expect top-5 production, but these explosive nights will come less frequently.
November 27, 2018, 1:08 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant had a huge line in Monday's 116-110 win over the Magic with 49 points on 16-of-33 shooting with four triples, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks.
Durant is going to have heavy usage until Stephen Curry (groin) comes back within the next week and Draymond Green (toe) is also sitting which means owners have a couple more monster games from KD coming. Even with the Warriors at full strength you can expect a top-5 fantasy option.
November 25, 2018, 1:18 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 44 points on 13-of-26 shooting (2-of-8 3PTs, 16-of-17 FTs) with 13 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and seven turnovers in the Warriors' 117-116 win over the Kings on Saturday.
Durant is supremely skilled and some of what he brings is devastating in ways we've never really seen in the league. Despite that he has always had trouble setting tempo and the same style of offense that we saw the Warriors struggle with in the playoffs against Houston was on display in this one. Naturally that led to a lot of stats and that's to be expected with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green out.
November 24, 2018, 4:28 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 32 points on 13-of-21 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 4-of-5 FTs) with eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks in the Warriors' 125-97 win over the Blazers on Friday.
Durant was bound to get loose at some point and both he and Klay Thompson (31 points, eight rebounds, four threes, two steals, one block) were able to harness the usage available in the wake of Warriors injuries.
November 22, 2018, 1:56 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 27 points on 11-of-22 shooting with 14 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one trey in the Warriors' 123-95 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.
Durant is getting kicked around all over the place and his playing style doesn't really mesh with a team that's suddenly shallow with no Steph Curry or Draymond Green. Klay Thompson added 27 points with a full stat line and if we're projecting they probably all get back on track whenever Steph gets healthy. Until then, it could be a mess for the champs.
November 21, 2018, 8:55 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant said that last week’s in-game exchange with Draymond Green that resulted in Green’s one-game suspension will have no bearing on his future with the franchise and that he is more than ready to move on from the incident.
“Nah, [it won't factor]," Durant told Yahoo. "Because at the end of the day, I'm just a ballplayer that's just trying to be in a great environment to play basketball and groom my skills every day.” KD holds a player option for the 2019-20 season that he’s expected to decline so he can enter free agency next summer, and there was concern within the organization that last week’s episode could result in him leaving the franchise in July. Durant added that the situation could become a galvanizing force that could bring the team closer and hopefully the Warriors can get back on track after all the turmoil that surrounded them the last few days.
Source: Yahoo Sports
November 18, 2018, 9:42 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-25 shooting in a loss to the Spurs on Sunday.
He did add 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block to the box score, but this game was far from pretty for Durant. The Warriors have struggled without Steph Curry and Draymond Green as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, who had 25 points on 26 shots in this one, have not been able to lead the Warriors to winning basketball. Durant is only top-40 and Thompson is only top-100 while Curry and Green have been out, so better days are ahead of them when those two return to the court.
November 18, 2018, 12:25 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant poured in 32 points against the Mavs on Saturday but was relatively quiet elsewhere with four rebounds, three assists and a block.
Durant's fantasy owners will just have to live with 32 points on 11-of-24 from the shooting. Hopefully they can make it through these trying times.