Oct. 21 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST23:04 UAE21:0415:04 ET2:04 PM CT17:04 - Durant says he has been antsy since finding out he will miss the early part of the season with a broken bone in his right foot. The reigning MVP spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since the injury. He had surgery on Oct. 16 and will be re-evaluated in about five weeks. He rolled into the media session on a scooter with the lower half of his right leg in a cast. Analysis: Durant says he's never had surgery, so he doesn't know how he will respond to it, but he won't rush his return. He said the situation presents an opportunity for his teammates to grow, and he feels that the team will be better off in the long run as a result.
Oct. 12 7:29 AM PT8:29 AM MT9:29 AM CT10:29 AM ET14:29 GMT22:29 7:29 AM MST9:29 AM EST18:29 UAE16:2910:29 ET9:29 AM CT13:29 - The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks. General manager Sam Presti said the procedure was performed at a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the team, Durant and his representatives "jointly decided" surgery was needed. Analysis: Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks. The reigning NBA MVP was diagnosed over the weekend with a "Jones fracture," a broken bone at the base of his small toe. The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A six-week absence could have Durant back for the start of December, with about 65 games remaining.
Aug. 7 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST1:34 UAE (+1)23:3417:34 ET4:34 PM CT20:34 - Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team. Analysis: The NBA's MVP informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he was ''physically and mentally drained from the NBA season,'' USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.