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Kevin Durant will undergo season-ending surgery

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially have no reason to believe they will win a championship this season.  Via ESPN.com:  OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot and will miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant will have the procedure early next week and is expected...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Durant to undergo another foot surgery, done for season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. The team was trying to figure out why his pain remained long after he was supposed to be able to play. General manager Sam Presti said...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Kevin Durant will undergo season ending surgery on his foot. Sam Presti released the following statement: “As we communicated last week, Kevin was going to use this time to engage in consultation and evaluation regarding the persistent soreness in his right foot at this stage of his rehabilitation. As part of this process, Kevin and Thunder personnel traveled to two additional...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More surgery for Durant, out 4-6 months

Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot and miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder star Durant to have another surgery, out 4-6 months

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday that reigning MVP Kevin Durant will need to undergo bone graft surgery and will not be able to take part in basketball activities for the next four to six months. "With the focus of this process being aimed entirely on Kevin's long term health and stability, it was the consensus of the specialists team, in addition to a collective decision...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Out for the season

Last year’s NBA MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery and will miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant underwent surgery on February 23rd to alleviate soreness and discomfort in his right foot. The soreness was caused by a screw inserted in October during a procedure to... The post Kevin Durant Out for the season appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant removed from basketball activities

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has been “removed from basketball activities” until further notice and could potentially be shut down for the season, according to Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti, who made the announcement Friday. “He’s not making the progress we’d hoped or expected,” Presti stated. National NBA reporter, Michael Lee, also made […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Unlikely To Return From Injury This Season For Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won’t return this season. Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Friday that Durant still has pain in his right foot, well after he was expected to be ready to return. When asked if the best thing would be best to shut him down for the season, Presti said: “Essentially, that’s the direction that we’re taking...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Sam Presti Salvage the Thunder’s Future?

A difficult week has likely spelled the end of a difficult season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. First came Serge Ibaka’s knee surgery on Tuesday, sidelining the forward for the remainder of the regular season. Friday, we learned Kevin Durant’s rehab was being put on hold indefinitely as his recovery from a Jones fracture in his right foot has not gone as planned. With only 14...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Out For Season

A tough year for the OKC Thunder just got tougher in a tight race for the 8th spot in the west. Today OKC GM Sam Presti announced reigning 2014 Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant will be out for the season. “Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City’s All-Star forward and the NBA’s 2014 Most Valuable Player, has been shut down from basketball activity by the team due to continued soreness...
Via Hooped Up
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder announce Kevin Durant is out indefinitely

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been removed from “basketball activities,” general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant, who has been dealing with a foot injury all season, has not been making the anticipated progress from his latest setback during rehab.Presti said Durant will be reevaluated at a later date.  No timetable for a return has been set.The...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder star Durant still battling foot injury, out indefinitely

OKLAHOMA CITY -- There is more bad news for Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant. General manager Sam Presti says Durant still has pain in his right foot and will remain out indefinitely. Durant will see specialists to determine the next step. Earlier this month, coach Scott Brooks said Durant could return to the lineup in 1-2 weeks. Instead, Oklahoma City is facing the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant shut down indefinitely, playoff status in doubt

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced on Friday that Kevin Durant has been removed from all basketball activities, effectively shutting him down for an indefinite amount of time. “The goal is to get him back on the court healthy, whenever that is,” Presti told reporters, per Michael Lee of The Washington Post. “If...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder announce Kevin Durant is out indefinitely

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been removed from “basketball activities,” general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant, who has been dealing with a foot injury all season, has not been making the anticipated progress from his latest setback during rehab. Presti said Durant will be reevaluated at a later date.  No timetable for a return has been set. ...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ailing Durant shut down, no return timetable

Kevin Durant has been "removed from basketball activities," Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday.
Via Philly Sports Live
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder F Ibaka undergoes knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder forward Serge Ibaka could miss the rest of the season after having an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Tuesday. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Ibaka will be out four to six weeks. The playoffs begin April 18. Presti said the procedure shaved off damaged cartilage from under Ibaka's kneecap that had caused discomfort and swelling. Ibaka started...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder forward Serge Ibaka could miss the rest of the season after having an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Tuesday. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Ibaka will be out four to six weeks. The playoffs begin April 18. Presti said the procedure shaved off damaged cartilage from under Ibaka's kneecap that had caused discomfort and swelling. Ibaka...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Presti blasts rumor that Thunder would trade Durant

Sam Presti heard the rumor that he would consider trading franchise icon Kevin Durant and shot it down forcefully. The rumor started when former Portland exec Tom Penn told Colin Cowherd that he would expect Presti to trade Durant if the 2014 league MVP does not commit to re-signing with the Thunder long term. Presti...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Presti: Ludicrous To Assert Thunder Would Trade Kevin Durant

Sam Presti was asked about the idea that the Oklahoma City Thunder would consider trading away Kevin Durant. Durant will be a free agent in 2016. "It's ludicrous to assert that we would trade Kevin," said Presti to Darnell Mayberry. "There's no way to measure what he represents to our organization on and off the floor. He has helped build this organization from the ground up and...
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Plans to Return before Season’s End

Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant hasn’t appeared in a NBA game since Feb. 19 after undergoing another procedure on his right foot on Feb. 22. It’s been a rough season, to say the least, for Durant and the Thunder, too, but KD has no plans to shut it down the rest of this season according to a report from ESPN’s Royce Young: Kevin Durant asked if he’ll...
Via Crossover Chronicles
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Who Should Stay 76ers?

  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Philadelphia 76ers have a young and porous roster and although I have made my opinion on the hilariously pathetic job that Sam Hinkie is doing, they have at least some talent on their roster. I still don’t know why they traded Michael Carter Williams and I probably won’t...
Via HoopStuff
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant has foot procedure, expected back this season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had surgery Sunday to alleviate pain in his right foot, and the Oklahoma City Thunder expect him to return during the regular season. A screw was replaced from his October operation for a broken bone in the right foot. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the star forward will be evaluated again within a week. Presti said the head of the original...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Undergoes Surgery On Foot, Expected To Return This Season

This embed is invalid" /> OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had surgery Sunday to alleviate pain in his right foot, and the Oklahoma City Thunder expect him to return during the regular season. A screw was replaced from his October operation for a broken bone in the right foot. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the star forward will be evaluated again within...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

OKC's Durant has foot surgery, is expected back during regular season

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant had surgery Sunday to alleviate pain in his right foot, and the Oklahoma City Thunder expect him to return during the regular season. A screw was replaced from his October operation for a broken bone in the right foot. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the star forward will be evaluated again within a week. Presti said the head of the original...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Durant to miss time due to foot procedure

Kevin Durant's sore right foot will keep him out at least another week. The Thunder announced Sunday that Durant underwent a procedure to help alleviate pain and discomfort. General manager Sam Presti said Durant's foot fracture has been healing "perfectly." Presti went on to say in a press release issued by the team that Durant should be able to return during the regular season...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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