Latest Kevin Durant News

The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and New York's R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for weeks — is now...

Warriors sought to add scorer, acquire Michigan guard Poole

Jun. 21, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors hope Jordan Poole might provide a much-needed scoring punch as a rookie. Ideally, Eric Paschall, too. "I hope so," general manager Bob Myers said. "You just don't know. We've learned that me sitting up here pontificating is just guessing." Golden state...

Spurs take teens Samanic, Johnson to open NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have a long and successful history of drafting European players and stashing them overseas until both parties are ready. Croatian power forward Luka Samanic does not plan on waiting and neither does San Antonio. The Spurs selected Samanic with the 19th overall pick...

With short window after season's end, Warriors turn to draft

Jun. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Late last week, Bob Myers could barely even wrap his mind around the idea he needed to start thinking about the NBA draft. The Golden State general manager just tried to cope, somehow, with the shock and sadness of losing two star players to serious injuries in the last two games of...

AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players

Jun. 19, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise's best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Grizzlies swapped Conley for forward Jae Crowder, guard/forward Kyle Korver...

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

Jun. 15, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo...

No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer

Jun. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn't about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery for a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows Joe Biden making a "shocking admission." Biden's speech...

Draft, free agency ... and lots of questions await the NBA

Jun. 14, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings and watch...

Klay Thompson sustains torn left ACL in Warriors' loss

Jun. 14, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson sustained a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, more heartbreaking injury news for the Golden State Warriors after Kevin Durant ruptured his right Achilles tendon and had surgery. Thompson injured the knee late in the third quarter of Golden...