Kevin Durant SF OKC 21 Hrs
Kevin Durant put up the sixth triple-double of his career on Sunday during a loss to the Lakers, scoring 27 points with 10 boards, 12 assists and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes.
He is now 4-2 in games with a triple-double and the Thunder just couldn't make their shots today. Even with Russell Westbrook back to full strength, Durant's shot totals haven't dropped with 22.2 shots per game over his last five, adding averages of 33.6 points, 7.6 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.4 treys in that span. He's going to put up huge numbers the rest of the way, but you knew that.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 4 Days
Kevin Durant hit 12-of-24 shots and three 3-pointers for 34 points, seven rebounds and five assists on Thursday, but the Thunder blew a 16-point lead and fell to the Suns 128-122.
Durant was completely overshadowed by teammate Russell Westbrook (36 points) and the Suns' Gerald Green (41 points), but was still highly productive, as usual. Owners have the right to hope for 40-point games on a nightly basis from Durant, but he is human, after all.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 6 Days
Kevin Durant scored 42 points against the Sixers during an easy 125-92 win on Tuesday with nine boards, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.
He shot 14-of-20 from the field and he made the Sixers look like they were playing with four guys on defense. Durant has almost been as hot coming into this one, averaging 35.4 points, 6.8 boards, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.3 triples over his last five games. He's the best player in fantasy hoops.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 8 Days
Kevin Durant twisted his left ankle during Sunday's game, but he was able to continue playing to finish with 28 points, six rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 38 minutes.
He made 12-of-12 free throws but was just 8-of-24 from the field and 0-of-6 from downtown, an atypical performance from the season-long 51.0 percent shooter. The Thunder host the 76ers on Tuesday, so KD get a day of rest without the need to travel, but as a precaution we'll include him on the injury report.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 12 Days
Kevin Durant hit 10-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 28 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland.
Durant missed a triple-double by one assist, but more importantly, committed just two turnovers tonight. Russell Westbrook has been back for three games, all three of which were losses for the Thunder. Let the Westbrook bashing begin, but at least he's not slowing Durant down.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 15 Days
Kevin Durant shot 15-of-30 from the field for 42 points in Sunday's loss to the Clippers, adding three boards, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
Well, so much for Russell Westbrook hurting his numbers. It was the first time he's ever scored more than 35 points with double-digit assists in his career, but he matched his season low in rebounds. Durant has scored 40-plus points in nine games this season and his team has only lost two of them. He's fantasy basketball's top player no matter who his teammates are.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 18 Days
Kevin Durant wasn't at his best against the Heat on Thursday night during a blowout 103-81 loss, scoring 28 points, eight boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.
His efficiency was out of this world while Russell Westbrook was down and he's probably not going to be posting completely ridiculous numbers with his sidekick back. While Westbrook has been on the floor this season, Durant shot 48.7 percent from the field with a usage of 28.5 percent compared to 52.2 percent from the field on a usage of 35.6 percent. He's still going to be the best player in fantasy basketball, but he's not going to be head, shoulders and elbows above everyone else.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 22 Days
The National Basketball Players Association has narrowed their search for a new executive director to two candidates -- Michele Roberts and David White.
Roberts, a renown trial lawyer, could become the first woman to lead a players' union in any of the four major sports, while White is well respected for his tenure as the director of the Screen Actors Guild. The search is taking place in the shadow of former director Billy Hunter's acrimonious exit -- he was accused of nepotism and has since sued to recoup the remaining $10 million on his contract with the NBPA. Hopefully things will have calmed down under new leadership by the time the next CBA needs to be negotiated.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 25 Days
Kevin Durant led the Thunder in a comeback 107-103 victory against the Lakers on Thursday, scoring 43 points with 12 boards, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers on 14-of-33 from the field.
He scored 19 in the fourth quarter after the Thunder trailed the entire first half for the first time this season. His 31.5 points per game at the break are on pace to be the highest average since Kobe Bryant's 31.6 from back in 2006-07. Durant has completely been on another level since Russell Westbrook went down, averaging 35.3 points per game with a shooting percentage line of 52/39/88 in those 27 games. He's the favorite for MVP right now.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 27 Days
Kevin Durant hit 15-of-28 shots and a 3-pointer for 36 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and eight turnovers in Tuesday's tough win over the Blazers.
One of the problems with using TOs in your fantasy league is they constantly penalize the guys with the ball in their hands the most. Durant was holding his hit in the first half, but obviously was able to stay in and play through it. Hopefully he takes it easy at the All-Star Game and comes back without any nagging injuries.