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If you still drafted Kevin Durant in the first round last season even after knowing about his foot injury, it very nearly paid off. Durant missed the first 17 games of the season while recovering, but came back and was basically the same guy we've always known; he averaged 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.4 3-pointers per game in the 27 games he was able to play. If he put up those number all season long, he probably would have justified that first-round value, even having missed more than a month of action. However, his foot remained an issue throughout the season, and Durant was ultimately forced to shut it down for good after the All-Star break, undergoing another surgery that casts doubt about his long-term health. This is the kind of issue that has ended careers, so you have every reason to doubt Durant heading into the season. On the other hand, there's no way you can let him drop out of the first round. This is a guy who was the undisputed No. 1 Fantasy option in all formats before this injury. Take James Harden, Stephen Curry or Anthony Davis over him, sure; but let Durant slip any farther and you could regret it.

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  • Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 13 points to go along with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block across 22 minutes in a 111-81 win over Fenerbahce on Friday.Durant is obliviously a special player, so performances like these are great to see after his injury-riddled 2014-15 campaign. Whether he's the first pick or not in drafts, Durant should return his value, as long as he can stay healthy. Russell Westbrook is the only one who could keep Durant from living up to his first-round value, with the amount he handles the ball and how many shots he takes.

  • Durant (foot) scored 15 points with two rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes in Wednesday's preseason win over Minnesota. Durant said he had no issues with his foot, which underwent three procedures in the last year. "I felt great. Once I got on the court, I felt right at home," he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.It was Durant's first game since Feb. 19. The former MVP most recently went under the knife in late March for a bone graft operation, the standard procedure for correcting a previously unsuccessful Jones fracture surgery. It's only one game, but Durant looks back to full speed but we'll have to monitor his progress during the preseason.

  • Thunder forward Kevin Durant (foot) reiterated Monday that he's fully cleared for the upcoming season, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports. "Ready to go," Durant said. "Did everything necessary for me to get back on the court." Durant has underwent three foot procedures in the last calendar year, which conspired to limit him to a career-low 27 games in 2014-15. The former MVP most recently went under the knife in late March for a bone graft operation, the standard procedure designed to correct a previously unsuccessful Jones fracture surgery. Historically, bone graft surgery has shown to help the foot's stability over time with no significant limitations on a player's ability, so the Thunder clearly seem optimistic Durant can return to an elite level right away. If that's indeed the case, Durant could be worthy of a No. 1 overall fantasy selection, though the risk averse may feel comfortable constructing their roster on some of the game's other star talents.

  • Thunder forward Kevin Durant tested his surgically-repaired foot with an on-court workout in Los Angeles on Monday, per NewsOK. Durant worked out with teammate Russell Westbrook and was able to cut, jump, run and dunk, without issue.

  • Thunder forward Kevin Durant was a surprise observer at NBA Summer League action in Orlando this weekend, but was walking without a boot around his troublesome right foot and saying that he'll be ready for full basketball activities in August, per The Oklahoman. Durant underwent a third surgery on his foot in March, with a four-to-six month timeline for his recovery. He said he expected to be cleared by August, on the early end of the rehab scale. "We're close to Phase 3 now," Durant said. "A three-phase rehab. It's going well. I'm jumping when I'm shooting. I'm not quite running and cutting yet but I'm almost there. So it's going well. I'm excited."

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2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 238 51.0 64 40.3 146 85.4 686 25.41 39.2
2013 81 849 50.3 192 39.1 703 87.3 2593 32.01 48.8
2012 81 731 51.0 139 41.6 679 90.5 2280 28.15 44.5
2011 66 643 49.6 133 38.7 431 86.0 1850 28.03 41.7
2010 78 711 46.2 145 35.0 594 88.0 2161 27.71 39.3
2009 82 794 47.6 128 36.5 756 90.0 2472 30.15 42.4
2008 74 661 47.6 97 42.2 452 86.3 1871 25.28 36.3
2007 80 587 43.0 59 28.8 391 87.3 1624 20.30 28.4
3 Year Avg 63 606 50.7 132 40.2 509 88.5 1853 29.41 45.6
Career 569 5214 48.1 957 37.9 4152 88.1 15537 27.31