Kevin Durant

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Age27
Draft2007 (Pick 2)
Projection Updated3/27/2015
3/27/2015 1:52 PM
Out for season Right foot procedure Open link
The Thunder announced on Friday that Durant will miss the remainder of the season as he will need a bone graft procedure on his right foot early next week. He is expected to return to basketball activities in the next four-to-six months. After meeting with three specialists, it was determined that the Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal of Durant's right foot had shown signs of regression. The bone graft is the standard procedure for the five-to-eight percent of Jones fracture surgeries that don't initially have success or experience setbacks within the recovery period. This will mark three surgeries for Durant in six months, and this latest setback raises serious concerns about his long-term health.
3/20/2015 11:35 AM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Friday that Durant will be removed from basketball activities as he is not making the progress the team hoped or expected. Durant is still experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot, and will be sidelined indefinitely without a timetable for his return. "If that takes the rest of the regular season, if that takes the rest of the playoffs, that’s what it takes," Presti said. "The goal is to get him back on the court healthy, whenever that is. Unless he's able to be back on the floor without soreness, he won't be back on the floor." Presti added that, "We're moving in that direction," when asked directly if it would be better to shut Durant down for the season. Durant is now four weeks removed since undergoing a second surgical procedure on his right foot to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing. He aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. Durant first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long he remains sidelined, which could very well be the rest of the regular season.
3/19/2015 1:14 PM
Out Right foot procedure Open link
Durant has been ruled out in advance of Friday's game vs. the Hawks. He was unable to practice on Thursday due to continued soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot. Coach Scott Brooks said the soreness is to be expected, and described Durant's rehab as "peaks and valleys." When asked if Durant's timetable should be updated, he said, "I don't know that yet." This is obviously concerning given Durant went from going through parts of practice last Saturday to now not practicing at all. He remains without a definitive timetable for a return and is now four weeks removed since he underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing. Durant aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. He first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long Durant remains sidelined.
3/18/2015 12:53 PM
Out Right foot procedure Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics. Coach Scott Brooks said he wanted Durant to go through a full practice before playing, and the Thunder haven't been able to practice since Saturday. He'll have an opportunity to do so on Thursday, and should things go well it's certainly possible that he'll be able to return to game action on Friday. Durant underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22 to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing, stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. He aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. Durant first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long he remains sidelined.
3/14/2015 12:25 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said Durant went through part of practice on Saturday and did some 3-on-3 work. Brooks' last update on Wednesday had Durant returning to game action within one-to-two weeks with a possible return coming as early as next week. At this point it appears unlikely that he'll be able to return in time for the Thunder's upcoming back-to-back on Sunday and Monday, though a return on Wednesday is certainly possible. Durant underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22 to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing, stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. He aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. Durant first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long he remains sidelined.
3/11/2015 5:21 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said Durant was re-evaluated on Wednesday and is expected to return to game action within one-to-two weeks. Brooks added that Durant looked good in workouts, and could be back as early as next week. Durant has put in several intense individual shooting workouts in recent days without issue, which have included full-court running and full-speed shooting drills. He underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22 to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing, stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. Durant aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. He first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long Durant remains sidelined.
3/10/2015 12:32 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Durant was back on the court Tuesday going through another intense individual shooting workout, which included full-court running and full-speed shooting drills. He didn't practice though, and coach Scott Brooks said he's been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers. Brooks added that Durant still hasn't been re-evaluated yet, and given he hasn't been able to scrimmage or practice either, it remains unclear how close he is to returning to game action at this point. Durant underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22 to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing, stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. He aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. Durant first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long he remains sidelined.
3/9/2015 12:35 PM
Doubtful Right foot procedure Open link
Durant was seen putting in a more intense individual workout on Monday, including full-court running and full-speed shooting drills. Coach Scott Brooks said this past Tuesday that Durant would be re-evaluated "in a week or so," but said there was no update on his status as of Monday. He's yet to scrimmage or practice, and it remains unclear how close he is to returning to game action at this point. Durant underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22 to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing, stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. He aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. Durant first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long he remains sidelined.
3/7/2015 2:19 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Durant didn't practice on Saturday, instead continuing his rehab and individual work. Coach Scott Brooks said Tuesday that he would be re-evaluated "in a week or so," and added that he was progressing well. Durant is not expected to play Sunday and remains highly questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers, likely depending on his participation in team practices in the interim. He underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22 to help reduce the increased soreness he had been experiencing, stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. Durant aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. He first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long Durant remains sidelined.
3/3/2015 12:44 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said Durant will be re-evaluated "in a week or so," and added that he is progressing well and is doing set shooting. That rules Durant out for at least the next three games, and makes him highly questionable at best for a fourth (March 11). He underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22 to help reduce the increased soreness he has been experiencing recently stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. The procedure was to replace the screw he had in his foot with a different piece of hardware, and is unrelated to the foot fracture that he had surgery on previously. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said, "All expectations are [Durant] will return during the regular season." Durant aggravated his foot injury during a Feb. 19 win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. He first started dealing with the soreness back on Feb. 11, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long Durant remains sidelined.
2/28/2015 3:28 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Durant is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Sunday, after which a clearer timetable for his return is expected to be established. It's possible that he could return sometime next week if his evaluation goes well. Durant underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot last Sunday to help reduce the increased soreness he has been experiencing recently stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. The procedure was to replace the screw he had in his foot with a different piece of hardware, and is unrelated to the foot fracture that he had surgery on previously. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said, "All expectations are [Durant] will return during the regular season." Durant aggravated his foot injury during last Thursday's win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. He first started dealing with the soreness following a Feb. 11 win, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long Durant remains sidelined.
2/26/2015 7:13 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Durant went through some limited movement shooting drills on Thursday and remains on track to be re-evaluated at the end of the week. He underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot Sunday to help reduce the increased soreness he has been experiencing recently stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. The procedure was to replace the screw Durant had in his foot with a different piece of hardware, and is unrelated to the foot fracture that he had surgery on previously. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said, "All expectations are [Durant] will return during the regular season." Durant aggravated his foot injury during last Thursday's win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. He first started dealing with the soreness following a Feb. 11 win, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long Durant remains sidelined.
2/22/2015 2:46 PM
Injured Right foot procedure Open link
Durant underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot Sunday to help reduce the increased soreness he has been experiencing recently stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. He will be re-evaluated in a week, which means he'll at least miss the next five games (and certainly more). The procedure was to replace the screw Durant had in his foot with a different piece of hardware, and is unrelated to the foot fracture that he had surgery on previously. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said, "All expectations are [Durant] will return during the regular season." Durant aggravated his foot injury during Thursday's win, and was visibly limping late (even changing shoes twice) as he was in obvious discomfort. He first started dealing with the soreness following a Feb. 11 win, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will continue to see additional run on the wing for however long Durant remains sidelined.
2/21/2015 10:46 AM
Out Sore right foot Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets due to continued soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot. He was visibly limping late in Thursday's win and had to change shoes twice as he was in obvious discomfort. Durant was overheard telling coach Scott Brooks, "I can't move," and sat out the final two-plus minutes as a result. "He's not at risk, but he is sore," Brooks said afterwards. He first started dealing with the soreness following a Feb. 11 win, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. There's some obvious concern here given the nature of Durant's injury and how far removed he is from his surgery at this point. The team said Saturday that his foot will be monitored on a day-to-day basis moving forward, and he's yet to be ruled out for the second game of the team's back-to-back on Sunday. Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, Andre Roberson, and Perry Jones will all see additional run on the wing with Durant sidelined on Saturday.
2/20/2015 5:45 PM
Questionable Sore right foot Open link
Durant traveled with the Thunder to Charlotte, though his status for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets is uncertain. He didn't participate in the team's light shooting session on Friday, and coach Scott Brooks said he was still experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot. "He's not at risk, but he is sore," Brooks said following Thursday's win. Durant was visibly limping late in the game and had to change shoes twice as he was in obvious discomfort. He was overheard telling Brooks, "I can't move," and sat out the final two-plus minutes as a result. "I'll talk to trainers tomorrow (Friday) and see what we can do to make it better," Durant said afterwards. He first started dealing with the soreness following a Feb. 11 win, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. There's some obvious concern here given the nature of Durant's injury and how far removed he is from his surgery at this point. We'll continue to provide updates as needed, and it would be Dion Waiters, DJ Augustin, Anthony Morrow, Andre Roberson, and Perry Jones all seeing additional run on the wing should he have to miss more time.
2/20/2015 12:20 PM
Questionable Sore right foot Open link
Durant didn't participate in the Thunder's light shooting session on Friday, and coach Scott Brooks said he was still experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot. "He's not at risk, but he is sore," Brooks said following Thursday's win. Durant was visibly limping late in the game and had to change shoes twice as he was in obvious discomfort. He was overheard telling Brooks, "I can't move," and sat out the final two-plus minutes as a result. "I'll talk to trainers tomorrow (Friday) and see what we can do to make it better," Durant said afterwards. He first started dealing with the soreness following a Feb. 11 win, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. There's some obvious concern here given the nature of Durant's injury and how far removed he is from his surgery at this point. We'll continue to provide updates as needed, and are considering him questionable for now in advance of Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.
2/19/2015 10:13 PM
Questionable Sore right foot Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said after Thursday's win that Durant is still experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot. "He's not at risk, but he is sore," Brooks said. Durant was visibly limping late in the game and had to change shoes twice as he was in obvious discomfort. He was overheard telling Brooks, "I can't move," and sat out the final two-plus minutes as a result. "I'll talk to trainers tomorrow (Friday) and see what we can do to make it better," Durant said afterwards. He first started dealing with the soreness following a Feb. 11 win, and was believed to be OK following extended time off during the All-Star break. There's some obvious concern here given the nature of Durant's injury and how far removed he is from his surgery at this point. We'll continue to provide updates as needed, and are considering him questionable for now in advance of Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.
2/11/2015 9:55 PM
Active Sore right foot Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said after Wednesday's win that Durant's surgically-repaired right foot is "a little sore," although he added that the team has been "proactive with imaging" and are confident that it's not something more serious than just soreness. Brooks also said that the team wouldn't risk it and play him if they thought it was serious enough to hold him out, although Durant participating in the All-Star game is something they "will definitely talk about." There's some obvious concern given the nature of Durant's injury and how far removed he is from his surgery at this point, and the timing of the break could not be better. It doesn't appear that this will cost him any time going forward for now, but we'll continue to update his status as news warrants.
2/6/2015 5:28 PM
Active Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant will start on Friday vs. the Pelicans, as expected, and will not be on a minutes restriction. He missed four of the Thunder's past five games due to a left big toe sprain, but it appears that he was steadily improving and his being held out of practice on Thursday was more of a precautionary move. "These last four or five days I was able to rest it a little bit to be able to play tonight," said Durant. He also said that he pushed for a return too soon when he played on Saturday, but he feels much better at this point. Durant's return will push Dion Waiters back to a reserve role and take back minutes and usage on the wing from Waiters, Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson.
2/6/2015 10:51 AM
Probable Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant participated in morning shootaround and said afterwards that he expects to play on Friday vs. the Pelicans. He missed four of the Thunder's past five games due to a left big toe sprain, but it appears that he was steadily improving and his being held out of practice on Thursday was more of a precautionary move. "These last four or five days I was able to rest it a little bit to be able to play tonight," said Durant. He also said that he pushed for a return too soon when he played on Saturday, but he feels much better at this point. Durant's return will take back minutes and usage on the wing from Dion Waiters, Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson.
2/5/2015 1:02 PM
Questionable Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant did not practice on Thursday and his status for Friday's contest vs. the Pelicans remains unclear. He has missed four of the Thunder's past five games as he continues to deal with a left big toe sprain, and the fact that he wasn't able to practice doesn't bode well for his potential availability. Dion Waiters, Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson would all continue to see additional run on the wing if Durant has to sit out again on Friday.
2/4/2015 11:55 AM
Out Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Wednesday's contest vs. the Pelicans, as expected, as he continues to deal with a left big toe sprain. It will be the fourth game he's missed of the Thunder's last five due to the injury. For what it's worth, it's at least somewhat encouraging that the sprain is not on the same foot where Durant suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. Dion Waiters, Reggie Jackson, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will all continue to see additional run on the wing with Durant out again Wednesday.
2/3/2015 12:16 PM
Doubtful Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant didn't practice on Tuesday, and coach Scott Brooks said it's unlikely that Durant will play on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. He was ruled out for Monday's contest as he continues to deal with a left big toe sprain, his third game missed of the Thunder's last four due to the injury. For what it's worth, it's at least somewhat encouraging that the sprain is not on the same foot where he suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. Dion Waiters, Reggie Jackson, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson will all continue to see additional run on the wing with Durant likely out again Wednesday.
2/2/2015 5:34 PM
Out Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Monday's contest as he continues to deal with a left big toe sprain. It will be the third game he has missed of the Thunder's last four due to the injury, which he suffered back during a Jan. 25 loss. For what it's worth, it's at least somewhat encouraging that the sprain is not on the same foot where he suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. Dion Waiters will start in his place, with Reggie Jackson, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson all seeing additional run on the wing Monday while Durant remains sidelined.
1/31/2015 6:59 PM
Active Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant will return to the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies after a two-game absence due to a left big toe sprain. He suffered the injury back during Sunday's loss, and it's at least somewhat encouraging that the sprain is not on the same foot where he suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. Durant will take back minutes on the wing from Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson.
1/31/2015 12:17 PM
Questionable Left big toe sprain Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said Durant participated in parts of shootaround and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest vs. the Grizzlies. He has missed the past two games due to a left big toe sprain, which he suffered during last Sunday's loss. It's at least somewhat encouraging that the toe sprain is not on the same foot where he suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. The Thunder will continue to collectively fill in for Durant on the wing if he has to miss more time, with Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson all seeing extended run.
1/29/2015 11:55 AM
Questionable Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant didn't practice on Thursday, and his status remains in question ahead of Saturday's contest vs. the Grizzlies. He has missed the past two games due to a left big toe sprain, which he suffered during Sunday's loss. Durant went through pre-game warmups on Monday anticipating to play, but his toe was more sore than expected. He remains day-to-day with the injury, and it's at least somewhat encouraging that the toe sprain is not on the same foot where he suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. The Thunder will continue to collectively fill in for Durant on the wing if he has to miss more time, with Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson all seeing extended run.
1/28/2015 11:15 AM
Out Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant has been ruled out for a second straight game on Wednesday vs. the Knicks as he continues to deal with a left big toe sprain, which he suffered during Sunday's loss. This will give him an additional three days off before Saturday's contest vs. the Grizzlies. Durant went through pre-game warmups on Monday anticipating to play, but his toe was more sore than expected. He remains day-to-day with the injury, and it's at least somewhat encouraging that the toe sprain is not on the same foot where he suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. The Thunder will continue to collectively fill in for Durant on the wing, with Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson all seeing extended run.
1/26/2015 6:06 PM
Out Left big toe sprain Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Wolves due to a left big toe sprain, which he suffered during Sunday's loss to the Cavs. He went through pre-game warmups anticipating to play but his toe was more sore than expected. Durant is considered day-to-day with the injury, and it's at least somewhat encouraging that the toe sprain is not on the same foot where he suffered a fracture during the preseason and an ankle sprain last month. The Thunder will collectively fill in for Durant on the wing, with Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, and Andre Roberson all seeing extended run.
1/20/2015 9:07 PM
Active Right elbow Open link
Durant tweaked his right elbow after landing hard on the court following a fastbreak dunk early in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's win. He stayed in and played another eight-plus minutes before being subbed out. We'll consider Durant probable for now ahead of Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards and will continue to update his status as needed.
12/31/2014 10:39 AM
Active Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant will return to the lineup for Wednesday's contest vs. the Suns, as expected, after putting in full practices over the past two days without any limitations or setbacks. Coach Scott Brooks said that his minutes will be in the "mid-30s." Durant has missed the past six games due to a sprained right ankle, with the team continuing to exercise caution given the sprain occurred on the same foot where he somewhat recently suffered a Jones fracture. Durant suffered the ankle injury on a drive to the basket during a Dec. 18 loss after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will see their roles diminish significantly with his return.
12/31/2014 10:16 AM
Probable Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant is expected to return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest vs. the Suns barring an unforeseen setback in morning shootaround. He has put in two straight full practices over the past two days without any limitations or setbacks. Durant has missed the past six games due to a sprained right ankle, with the team continuing to exercise caution given the sprain occurred on the same foot where he somewhat recently suffered a Jones fracture. He suffered the ankle injury on a drive to the basket during a Dec. 18 loss after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will see their roles diminish significantly with Durant's impending return.
12/30/2014 12:26 PM
Probable Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant put in a second straight full practice on Tuesday, and continues to be on track for a return to the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Suns. There is no official change in his status as of yet according to coach Scott Brooks, and the Thunder will wait to see how he feels Wednesday before making a decision either way. Durant has missed the past six games due to a sprained right ankle, with the team continuing to exercise caution given the sprain occurred on the same foot where he somewhat recently suffered a Jones fracture. He suffered the ankle injury on a drive to the basket during a Dec. 18 loss after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. X-rays were negative and it was initially called a "mild" sprain, although that's proven to not be the case. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will see their roles diminish significantly with Durant's impending return.
12/29/2014 12:54 PM
Probable Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant went through a full practice on Monday and "looked lively" according to coach Scott Brooks, which bodes well for his availability for Wednesday's contest vs. the Suns. He has missed the past six games due to a sprained right ankle, with the team continuing to exercise caution given the sprain occurred on the same foot where he somewhat recently suffered a Jones fracture. Durant has continued to progress well over the past week, going through shootaround on Sunday as well. He suffered the ankle injury on a drive to the basket during a Dec. 18 loss after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. X-rays were negative and it was initially called a "mild" sprain, although that's proven to not be the case. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will see their roles diminish significantly with Durant likely to return on Wednesday.
12/28/2014 10:57 AM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs, his sixth straight game missed due to his right ankle sprain. Durant did take part in the morning shootaround and all indications are that he is much closer to a return to game action, but the team has continued to exercise caution and none of the involved parties will push for a return before he's 100 percent. "Every day he's progressing well," said coach Scott Brooks. "[Sunday], he went through shootaround and next couple days we have some practice time and we'll see how he feels." Durant suffered the ankle injury on a drive to the basket during a Dec. 18 loss after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. X-rays were negative and it was initially called a "mild" sprain, although that's proven to not be the case. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will continue to see additional run at small forward for as long as Durant remains sidelined, with Wednesday's game vs. the Suns being next on the Thunder's schedule.
12/26/2014 5:45 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant has been officially ruled out for Friday's contest vs. the Hornets, as expected. He participated in parts of morning shootaround, and it sounds like he's getting closer to a return to game action. "I saw his workout this morning," coach Scott Brooks said. "He's moving better. He's progressing." It will be Durant's fifth straight game missed due to a sprained right ankle, an injury he suffered on a drive to the basket during last Thursday's loss after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. X-rays were negative and it was initially called a "mild" sprain, although that's proven to not be the case. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will continue see additional run at small forward for as long as Durant remains sidelined.
12/26/2014 11:09 AM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant is listed as out for Friday's contest vs. the Hornets. He was seen on the court at shootaround taking some shots, but it doesn't appear that he's progressed enough to return to game action yet. It will be Durant's fifth straight game missed due to a sprained right ankle. "He could not go if he wanted to go," coach Scott Brooks said on Thursday. Although Brooks said earlier in the week that Durant would be evaluated on a game-to-game basis, there are no indications that he's particularly close to a return, and the team certainly won't rush him back. "I can't play basketball," Durant said on Thursday. "I can't run. I can't cut. I can't jump. I'm not just sitting out just because. If I could play I would play. But I can't play. It's just I have a bad ankle sprain and it's the same foot that I had surgery on so it's kind of lingering over the top of the foot a little bit." He suffered the ankle sprain on a drive to the basket during last Thursday's loss after he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot. X-rays were negative and it was initially called a "mild" sprain, although that's proven to not be the case. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will continue see additional run at small forward for as long as Durant remains sidelined.
12/25/2014 1:19 PM
Injured Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant has been officially declared out for Thursday's contest vs. the Spurs, as expected, his fourth straight game missed due to a sprained right ankle. "He could not go if he wanted to go," said coach Scott Brooks said. Although Brooks said earlier in the week that Durant would be evaluated on a game-to-game basis, there are no indications that he's particularly close to a return, and the team certainly won't rush him back. "I can't play basketball," Durant said on Thursday. "I can't run. I can't cut. I can't jump. I'm not just sitting out just because. If I could play I would play. But I can't play." Durant is almost certain to also miss Friday's game vs. the Hornets, and it's looking like his absence could extend into next week, as well. "It's just I have a bad ankle sprain and it's the same foot that I had surgery on so it's kind of lingering over the top of the foot a little bit," added Durant. He suffered the ankle sprain on a drive to the basket during last Thursday's loss after he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot. X-rays were negative and it was initially called a "mild" sprain, although that's proven to not be the case. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will continue see additional run at small forward for as long as Durant remains sidelined.
12/24/2014 2:49 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant is currently listed as "out" for the Thunder's Christmas Day matchup vs. the Spurs. His status could change, but it appears likely that he'll miss his fourth straight game due to a sprained right ankle. "Every day we're going to evaluate him," coach Scott Brooks said earlier. "We won't know he's ready to play until that day. But every day he's getting a little better." Durant suffered the ankle sprain on a drive to the basket during Thursday's loss after he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot. X-rays taken on his ankle were negative. Durant said afterwards that he didn't think the injury is serious and wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterwards, only with a minor limp. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will continue see additional run at small forward with Durant likely out again on Thursday.
12/23/2014 12:16 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant has been ruled out again and will miss Tuesday's contest vs. the Blazers as he continues to deal with a sprained right ankle. He missed morning shootaround and didn't practice on Tuesday due to the injury, so indications were there coming in that he was unlikely to play. "Every day we're going to evaluate him," said coach Scott Brooks. "We won't know he's ready to play until that day. But every day he's getting a little better." Durant has now missed three straight games due to his ankle sprain, although it's considered mild. He suffered the sprain on a drive to the basket during Thursday's loss after he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot. There was initial concern here given it was the same foot that he suffered a Jones fracture on back in October, but X-rays taken on his ankle were negative. Durant said afterwards that he didn't think the injury is serious and wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterwards, only with a minor limp. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will continue see additional run at small forward with Durant sidelined.
12/22/2014 1:16 PM
Questionable Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant did not practice with the Thunder on Monday, and coach Scott Brooks said he'll be a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest vs. the Blazers. "Every day we're going to evaluate him," said Brooks. "We won't know he's ready to play until that day. But every day he's getting a little better." Durant has missed the past two games due to his sprained right ankle, although it's considered mild. Durant suffered the sprain on a drive to the basket during Thursday's loss after he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot. There was initial concern here given it was the same foot that he suffered a Jones fracture on back in October, but X-rays taken on his ankle were negative. Durant said afterwards that he didn't think the injury is serious, and added that he wanted to return to the game but was convinced not to play, with the team looking to exercise the utmost caution. He wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterwards, and only had a minor limp. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb would see additional run at small forward should Durant have to miss more time.
12/21/2014 4:28 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, as expected, due to his sprained right ankle. His sprain is considered mild and he'll continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis moving forward. Durant suffered the sprain on a drive to the basket during Thursday's loss after he stepped on Marreese Speights' foot. There was initial concern here given it was the same foot that he suffered a Jones fracture on back in October, but X-rays taken on his ankle were negative. Durant said afterwards that he didn't think the injury is serious, and added that he wanted to return to the game but was convinced not to play, with the team looking to exercise the utmost caution. He wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterwards, and only had a minor limp. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will see additional run at small forward while Durant remains sidelined.
12/19/2014 4:33 PM
Out Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Lakers due to a mild right ankle sprain that he suffered during Thursday's loss. He remains day-to-day and will be evaluated on Saturday to see if he can play Sunday. Durant suffered the sprain during a drive to the basket after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. There was initial concern here given it was the same foot that he suffered a Jones fracture on back in October, but X-rays taken on his ankle were negative . Durant said afterwards that he doesn't think the injury is serious, and added that he wanted to return but was convinced not to play. He wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterwards, and only had a minor limp. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will all see additional run at small forward on Friday with Durant sidelined.
12/19/2014 11:37 AM
Questionable Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant is a game-time decision for Friday's contest vs. the Lakers due to a mild right ankle sprain that he suffered during Thursday's loss. X-rays taken on his ankle afterwards were negative, which is great news. He suffered the sprain during a drive to the basket after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. There was initial concern here given it was the same foot that he suffered a Jones fracture on back in October, but the prognosis looks to be nothing to be too concerned about moving forward. Durant said afterwards that he doesn't think the injury is serious, and added that he wanted to return but was convinced not to play. He wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterwards, and only had a minor limp. Coach Scott Brooks said he is unsure of Durant's status for Friday, though Durant is hopeful he'll be able to go. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb would see additional run at small forward in Durant's place if he had to miss any time.
12/19/2014 12:29 AM
Questionable Sprained right ankle Open link
Durant suffered a mild right ankle sprain just before halftime of Thursday's game and did not return. X-rays taken on his ankle were negative, which is great news. He suffered the sprain during a drive to the basket after stepping on Marreese Speights' foot. There was initial concern here given it was the same foot that he suffered a Jones fracture on back in October, but the prognosis looks to be nothing to be too concerned about moving forward. Durant said afterwards that he doesn't think the injury is serious, and added that he wanted to return but was convinced not to play. He wasn't in a walking boot or on crutches afterwards, and only had a minor limp. Coach Scott Brooks said he is unsure of Durant's status for Friday's contest vs. the Lakers, though Durant is hopeful he'll be able to go. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb would see additional run at small forward in Durant's place if he had to miss any time.
12/11/2014 5:24 PM
Active Rest Open link
Coach Scott Brooks confirmed that Durant will be available for Friday's game vs. the Wolves in what will be the second leg of a back-to-back. While he remains on a minutes cap (around 30 per game), it's a good sign that he has no further restrictions beyond that. Durant will play and start on Thursday too, as expected.
12/2/2014 12:03 PM
Active Fractured right foot Open link
Coach Scott Brooks confirmed that Durant will make his season debut on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans as he met all benchmarks set by the team's medical staff. Brooks added that Durant will be on a minutes restriction and only play around 30 minutes. Durant had put in a full week of contact practices coming in, including Monday, and hadn't suffered a single setback yet. He is currently six weeks into an initial six-to-eight week timetable. Durant's return will mean a big cut in minutes for Anthony Morrow, Jeremy Lamb, and Andre Roberson, with Lance Thomas almost assuredly out of the rotation entirely.
12/2/2014 10:17 AM
Probable Fractured right foot Open link
According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the plan is for Durant to make his season debut on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans barring any sort of re-injury in shootaround. He has put in a full week of contact practices already, including Monday, and hasn't suffered a single setback yet. Durant is currently in the sixth week of an initial 6-8 week timetable, so he looks to be right on schedule for a return to the lineup. Windhorst also mentioned that the specialists and doctors who have worked with Durant said there's only a five percent chance of him re-breaking his fractured right foot. We'll continue to update Durant's status as needed when the Thunder make an official determination on his status after shootaround.
12/1/2014 9:15 PM
Questionable Fractured right foot Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said he couldn't confirm "as of yet" whether Durant would make his season debut on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, but given Durant's progress, it remains a very real possibility. Durant has put in a full week of practices already, including on Monday, and they have all included contact. Not a single setback has been reported yet. All indications are that he's set to return in the very near future from his fractured right foot, and if he doesn't take the court on Tuesday then it'd be very surprising if he doesn't play Friday vs. the Sixers. We'll continue to update his status as needed, but the Thunder could declare him a game-time decision in the morning and wait until he puts in a pre-game workout before making a determination on his status.
12/1/2014 12:39 PM
Questionable Fractured right foot Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said Durant went through a full practice on Monday. He added that there are no changes as of yet with Duran't status, merely saying that he's progressing and "definitely moving in that direction" in his recovery from a fractured right foot. At this point it sounds unlikely that Durant will debut on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, though his status still remains unclear at the moment. If he isn't ready by Tuesday, then a return on Friday or Sunday is certainly realistic as it doesn't appear he's too far away from game action at this point.
11/29/2014 1:01 PM
Questionable Fractured right foot Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said Durant "continues to progress", but he doesn't know if he'll be available yet for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans. Durant put in a shooting workout Saturday and has participated in parts of recent practices as he recovers from a fractured right foot. If he isn't ready by Tuesday, then a return on Friday or Sunday is certainly realistic as it doesn't appear he's too far away from game action at this point.
11/28/2014 11:05 AM
Out Fractured right foot Open link
Durant has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Knicks. Coach Scott Brooks said he "looked good" while participating in parts of recent practices, said he's still on an accelerated path toward recovery from his fractured right foot, and he's expected to return during the early part of his original timetable. Brooks said that whenever he is 100 percent ready, he'll play. Durant is currently just past the six week mark of his original six-to-eight week timetable, so his return doesn't appear to be much further away in any case.
11/25/2014 1:09 PM
Injured Fractured right foot Open link
Durant was again a partial participant in practice on Tuesday after taking part in "most" of Monday's practice, including some contact drills. Coach Scott Brooks said he "looked good', and said he's still on an accelerated path toward recovery from his fractured right foot and is expected to return during the early part of his original timetable. Durant is scheduled to be evaluated on Thanksgiving, and Brooks said that whenever he is 100 percent ready, he'll play. Though it appears much more likely with teammate Russell Westbrook, Durant could potentially make his season debut on Friday vs. the Knicks. Thursday would mark exactly six weeks into an original six-to-eight week timetable, so given Durant's progress and Brooks' comments, it looks like a return within the next week is certainly possible. We'll continue to update his status as we hear more.
11/24/2014 1:13 PM
Injured Fractured right foot Open link
Durant participated in "most" of practice on Monday, including some contact drills. This came after he went through non-contact portions on Saturday, so he's certainly making progress here. Durant is said to be progressing "on schedule" in his return from a right foot fracture, which would mean he's still slated for a mid-December return. He's scheduled to be evaluated on Thanksgiving, and we will have a clearer picture of his progress and a more specific timetable for his return after his evaluation. These recent optimistic reports seem to suggest that Durant could return ahead of schedule, but we can't read too much into it before we get an official update.
11/22/2014 2:53 PM
Injured Fractured right foot Open link
Durant and teammate Russell Westbrook participated in some non-contact portions of the Thunder's Saturday practice, as expected. Coach Scott Brooks declined to provide details as to the extent of their participation, but said "they looked good." Durant is said to be progressing "on schedule" in his return from a right foot fracture, which would mean he's still slated for a mid-December return. He's scheduled to be evaluated on Thanksgiving, and we will have a clearer picture of his progress and a more specific timetable for his return after his evaluation. These recent optimistic reports seem to suggest that Durant could return ahead of schedule, but we can't read too much into it before we get an official update.
11/21/2014 5:31 PM
Injured Fractured right foot Open link
Coach Scott Brooks said that Durant will go through non-contact portions of the Thunder's practice on Saturday. He is scheduled to be evaluated on Thanksgiving, and could end up returning ahead of his mid-December timetable, depending on the results of the evaluation. Brooks said that both Durant and teammate Russell Westbrook "have had good workouts the past couple days." Brooks even said "soon" when asked when asked when the two might return from their respective injuries, but we have to be careful not to read too much into that as of yet. We will have a clearer picture of his progress and a more specific timetable for his return after his evaluation.
11/19/2014 10:29 AM
Injured Fractured right foot Open link
Durant went through a light workout on Tuesday after the team's shootaround, and was seen taking jump shots with limited elevation from various spots on the floor. He is scheduled to be evaluated on Thanksgiving, and is still looking at a likely mid-December return. Durant is currently five weeks into an initial six-to-eight week timetable following surgery for a fractured right foot, though as we've stated in the past, a Jones fracture is notoriously known for its slow healing time (due to a lack of blood flow to that area of the foot) so the assumption remains that he returns on the longer end of that timeframe. The 31 NBA players who have suffered a Jones fracture in the past have a median (and mean) missed game total of 38 games, so his recovery could extend closer to the 10-week mark. We'll provide an update after his evaluation next week in either case. Some combination of Perry Jones (knee), Anthony Morrow, and Lance Thomas will continue to fill in at small forward for Durant while he remains sidelined.
10/16/2014 2:49 PM
Injured Fractured right foot Open link
Durant underwent surgery Thursday on his fractured right foot and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, at which a further update will be provided. He's being given a timetable of six-to-eight weeks for recovery, but given he's dealing with a Jones fracture which is known for its slow healing time (due to a lack of blood flow to that area of the foot), it makes sense to assume that he'll be back on the longer end of the timetable. The 31 NBA players who have suffered a Jones fracture in the past have a median (and mean) missed game total of 38 games, so his recovery could certainly extend far closer to the 10-week mark. Either way the expectation should be that Durant will miss at least the first 20 games of the season, and likely closer to 30. Russell Westbrook is set to dominate possession and will have almost unlimited usage for the Thunder while Durant is sidelined, with Reggie Jackson, Anthony Morrow, Jeremy Lamb, Anthony Roberson, and Perry Jones III also set to collectively absorb Durant's minutes on the wing.
10/12/2014 10:21 AM
Injured Fractured left foot Open link
The Thunder announced Sunday that Durant has a Jones fracture in his right foot. Durant felt discomfort in his foot after Saturday practice, and a subsequent MRI revealed the fracture at the base of his small toe. The team says that they are in the process of "collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps" for Durant, but the typical treatment of this particular injury is surgery and a six-to-eight week timetable for a recovery, although there can be a range of outcomes for individual cases. General manager Sam Presti said that "all signs point" to surgery at this point. Durant would miss the first 20 games of the season in an eight-week timetable, but it makes sense to hedge a bit more pessimistic based on the levels of uncertainty. Russell Westbrook will have an even more significant offensive role for the Thunder while Durant is sidelined, with Reggie Jackson, Anthony Morrow, Jeremy Lamb, Anthony Roberson, and Perry Jones III to collectively absorb Durant's minutes.
Per Game
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
432-0.83Projection 14-15OKCSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
50.74NBA 14-15OKC2733.825.42.46.64.10.90.9.51017.3.8546.32.72.431.610.380.55-0.260.421.451.37-1.30
165-0.32Last 2 MonthsOKC137.212.02.06.05.01.00.0.28614.01.0002.02.0-0.451.180.150.990.00-1.13-4.491.22-0.31
30.90Last 3 MonthsOKC1337.525.82.57.04.61.01.0.49818.2.8596.02.22.531.810.540.800.000.551.141.38-0.62
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/g3/gr/ga/gs/gb/gfg%fga/gft%fta/gto/gpV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
11.06NBA 13-14OKC8138.532.02.47.45.51.30.7.50320.8.8739.93.53.651.530.681.110.590.171.352.67-2.17
11.25NBA 12-13OKC8138.528.11.77.94.61.41.3.51017.7.9059.33.53.260.890.990.600.891.091.584.10-2.14
30.87NBA 11-12OKC6638.628.02.08.03.51.31.2.49619.7.8607.63.83.141.500.980.200.770.891.251.63-2.55
10.69NBA 10-11OKC7839.027.71.96.82.71.11.0.46319.7.8808.72.82.791.350.48-0.170.370.52-0.232.35-1.27
Per 36
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
DNQ-1.02Projection 14-15OKCSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
50.41NBA 14-15OKC2733.827.12.57.04.30.91.0.51018.4.8546.72.92.241.07-0.050.39-0.58-0.020.681.03-1.06
226-0.35Last 2 MonthsOKC137.211.61.95.84.81.00.0.28613.51.0001.91.9-1.320.55-0.410.59-0.55-0.76-2.270.880.14
70.41Last 3 MonthsOKC1337.524.82.46.74.41.01.0.49817.5.8595.82.11.730.99-0.130.43-0.56-0.040.460.94-0.11
RankValueNameTeamgm/gp/363/36r/36a/36s/36b/36fg%fga/36ft%fta/36to/36pV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
10.65NBA 13-14OKC8138.529.92.26.95.11.20.7.50319.5.8739.33.33.130.78-0.080.85-0.08-0.320.762.34-1.54
10.69NBA 12-13OKC8138.526.31.67.44.31.31.2.51016.5.9058.73.22.700.280.100.250.050.421.122.77-1.44
30.43NBA 11-12OKC6638.626.21.97.53.31.21.1.49618.3.8607.13.52.520.790.14-0.02-0.060.020.811.43-1.73
30.32NBA 10-11OKC7839.025.61.76.32.51.00.9.46318.2.8808.02.62.450.68-0.18-0.31-0.26-0.02-0.331.77-0.88
Totals
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
432-0.83Projection 14-15OKCSubscribe now to view 2014-15 Projection.
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
148-0.30NBA 14-15OKC27912:37686641781102425.510467.85417174-0.91-0.16-1.10-0.66-1.46-0.510.620.520.96
402-0.93Last 2 MonthsOKC137:141226510.286141.00022-2.77-1.02-1.95-1.23-2.12-1.10-0.170.041.98
150-0.32Last 3 MonthsOKC13487:123363391601313.498237.8597829-1.04-0.19-1.15-0.65-1.42-0.520.410.421.23
RankValueNameTeamgminpts3rebaststlblkfg%fgaft%ftatopV3VrVaVsVbVfg%Vft%VtoV
11.26NBA 13-14OKC813121:432,59319259844510359.5031,688.8738052854.131.790.891.470.900.311.573.00-2.68
11.33NBA 12-13OKC813121:222,280139640374116105.5101,433.9057502803.621.081.200.911.181.241.623.65-2.52
11.10NBA 11-12OKC662546:201,8501335272318877.4961,297.8605012483.691.841.310.441.211.101.501.93-3.12
10.75NBA 10-11OKC783039:002,1611455332148876.4631,536.8806752182.851.440.66-0.100.510.66-0.262.46-1.45