Latest Kevin Durant News

Minus owner Sarver, Suns return for another run at NBA title

Sep. 26, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All-Stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul, along with freshly paid Deandre Ayton and coach Monty Williams, are back together for another run at an elusive NBA title. One man who apparently won't be along on the journey — team owner Robert Sarver. The...

Mazzulla says Celtics need time to heal in wake of Udoka ban

Sep. 26, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — The Celtics were supposed to enter the preseason as one of the favorites to emerge from the Eastern Conference on the heels of their surprise run to the NBA Finals under rookie head coach Ime Udoka. That was before Udoka was suspended for the upcoming season...

Durant, Irving try to move on after Nets' turbulent summer

Sep. 26, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant asked to leave, though figured he wouldn't. Kyrie Irving wanted to stay, but feared he might be gone. As the chaotic Brooklyn Nets' offseason was unfolding, even the key players struggled to make sense of things. “It’s awkward,”...

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...