Nets’ Kevin Durant on Kyrie Irving: ‘What is being mad going to do? You’re not going to change his mind’

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant, like James Harden the day before, said Thursday that he hasn’t spoken to Kyrie Irving since the Brooklyn Nets announced Irving wouldn’t be permitted to be a part-time player. Durant also...

NBA top 15 wing rankings for 2021-22: Kevin Durant leads pack; LeBron James, James Harden round out top three

1 A little over two years removed from his torn Achilles tendon, there are no longer any questions about how the injury will impact Durant’s career. After a brilliant showing in the playoffs for the Nets,...

Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau sees Kevin Knox, Obi Toppin step up in Julius Randle’s absence: ‘We need everyone’

Kevin Knox attempts to block Spencer Dinwiddie Without Julius Randle, Kevin Knox and Obi Toppin took advantage of their increased playing time in the Knicks’ 117-99 preseason win over the Wizards. They evidently impressed New York...

Kyrie Irving allowed to practice in Brooklyn, Kevin Durant says Nets ‘want him here for the whole thing’

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will be able to practice in New York City without getting vaccinated against COVID-19, as first reported by The Athletic. Irving has not participated in any of the Nets...

Kevin Durant sees Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. as ‘special, special talent’

Count former MVP and two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant as among those impressed by Kevin Porter Jr. of the Houston Rockets. After the third-year guard tallied 25 points and 5 assists in just 29 minutes during...

NBA Top 100 player rankings for 2021-22: Kevin Durant edges LeBron James for No. 1; any rookies make the cut?

Graphic illustration by Mike Meredith (CBS Sports) The NBA preseason is already underway, which means the regular season is just a couple weeks away. Opening night is set for Oct. 19, when the Milwaukee Bucks host...