Latest Kevin Durant News

Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

Sep. 22, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an improper relationship with a member of the organization. ...

T-wolves' Edwards fined $40K by NBA for homophobic remark

Sep. 20, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards was fined $40,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for homophobic comments he made on social media. The league announced the punishment for Edwards' use of “offensive and derogatory language" in a since-deleted Instagram video he...

Steph Curry aims to inspire with 'I Have a Superpower' book

Sep. 06, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On nearly every basketball court around the world —from NBA arenas to elementary school gyms — you’ll see players of all sizes regularly attempting long 3-point shots. There’s one man largely credited with transforming basketball from a must-see above the rim game to box...

Durant, Nets plan to move forward together instead of trade

Aug. 23, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets are staying together. A trade request that jolted the franchise and dominated NBA headlines has been removed. The Nets will return next season with their All-Star forward in uniform — and with their championship hopes intact. ...

AP source: Grizzlies in line for 1st game on Christmas

Aug. 15, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

Merry Christmas, Memphis. The Grizzlies are in line to be part of that holiday’s NBA showcase for the first time. Ja Morant and the Grizzlies will face Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the rest of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Dec. 25 in San Francisco,...

AP source: Durant reiterates desire to be traded by Brooklyn

Aug. 08, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

Kevin Durant has again told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai that he wants to be traded, reiterating a request he first made nearly six weeks ago, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed Monday night. Durant also told Tsai that he has concerns about the Nets’ direction under...

Suns match Pacers' offer for Ayton, keeping nucleus intact

Jul. 14, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton finally has his new deal from the Phoenix Suns, who simply weren’t willing to let him get away for nothing. A person with knowledge of the situation said the Suns quickly decided to match a $133 million, four-year offer sheet that Ayton agreed to...

NBA stiffens take foul penalty, will keep play-in tournament

Jul. 13, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA has completed the process of changing the transition take foul rule, ending years of discussion about what to do with the long-maligned tactic. And, also as expected, the play-in tournament is going to be around for the foreseeable future. ...

Analysis: Lillard shows NBA players have power to stay, too

Jul. 11, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To understand why Damian Lillard is still with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2022, examine why he enrolled at Weber State in 2008. Weber State showed serious interest in Lillard before any other school. That resonated with Lillard, and when higher-profile schools...

Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

Jul. 02, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in...