Latest Kevin Durant News

Nets don't expect issues meeting New York vaccine mandates

Sep. 21, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday he doesn't anticipate any Nets being unable to play because of vaccination rules when the NBA season begins next month. Marks said the entire roster wouldn't currently be eligible to play in New York, but...

Lakers add longtime Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan

Sep. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan is back in Los Angeles, and this time he'll be chasing a championship from the Staples Center locker room that has a few more trophies in it. The longtime Clippers center signed with the Lakers on Thursday, filling their penultimate...

Pistons get DeAndre Jordan in multiplayer deal with Nets

Sep. 04, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons acquired veteran center DeAndre Jordan in a multiplayer trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The Pistons also received four second-round picks and cash considerations from the Nets in exchange for forward Sekou Doumbouya and...

Griffin re-signs with Nets after reviving career in Brooklyn

Aug. 09, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed veteran big man Blake Griffin, who revived his career as part of the supporting cast for Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Brooklyn announced the signing on Monday without disclosing contract terms. ...

NBC presses on after rough start in transitional Olympics

Aug. 07, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the penultimate day of the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal got the kind of picture that it pays for: Kevin Durant, draped in the American flag, exulting in the U.S. men's basketball team's gold medal victory over France. The team...

Captain America: Durant makes sure gold medal stays with US

Aug. 07, 2021 03:23 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — With the gold medal in jeopardy, the U.S. knew where to turn to protect it. It could only be Captain America. Even before he was wrapped up in a flag that looked like a cape, Kevin Durant played the part of a hero for the U.S....

Durant agrees to 4-year contact extension with Brooklyn Nets

Aug. 06, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is staying with the Brooklyn Nets for the long term. Durant agreed to a four-year, $198 million contract extension Friday, business partner Rich Kleiman announced on Boardroom, their sports business media network. Durant...

Durant, Stewart, members of hoops Achilles Comeback Club

Aug. 01, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant and Breanna Stewart have more than a little in common. They’re two-time champions, Durant in the NBA and Stewart in the WNBA. Both are two-time finals MVPs. Both have a league MVP award. Both won rookie of the year when they broke...

Durant sets record, example for US Olympic men's hoops team

Jul. 31, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant had been just ordinary so far in these Olympics. That's probably not good enough for gold. Not on this U.S. men's basketball team, an unproven and for now still unspectacular group. ...

Nets pick Thomas, acquire rights to Sharpe late in 1st round

Jul. 30, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets took LSU's Cameron Thomas on Thursday night with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft, adding the SEC's leading scorer to their high-powered roster. “You can never have too much scoring,” Thomas said. The Nets then...