Kevin Durant Gives OKC Thunder Ringing Endorsement

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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is a student of the game of basketball. He lives and breathes it as it is truly the only that he seems to care about in everyday life. He puts endless hours into his craft, doing everything he can to make himself and his teammates as good as possible, but he is not limited to only things within the Nets; he keeps an eye on it all around the NBA.

Durant is as knowledgeable about the game as anyone currently in the league. He pays attention to other players and teams, which not only helps his preparations but because he just loves the game so much.

One of the teams that have been catching his attention recently is his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 7-10 on the season, but they have proven to be a very scrappy team night in and night out. After years of bottoming out and tanking, there is some talent beginning to show through on the roster.

During a recent episode of the Boardroom, Durant showered praise on the Thunder’s development and some of their young players.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Aleksej Pokusevski and rookie Jalen Williams were all players that Durant mentioned.

“I love what I’m seeing out there. That sh*t is just incredible to see the talent, just the way the game is being played. Like, man.”

Gilgeous-Alexander is playing at an MVP level thus far this season, averaging 31.1 points, 6.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks in 35.6 minutes per game. His efficiency is through the roof as well as he is on the cusp of the 50/40/90 club making 52.6 percent of his shots overall, 39.1 percent of his 3-point attempts and 90.8 percent of his free throws.

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Giddey and Dort have proven to be solid complements to Gilgeous-Alexander, averaging 15.1 and 14.3 points per game, respectively. Dort is also one of the best young wing defenders in the league, more than making up for his lack of height with his strength and athleticism.

Another player that the organization is excited about is Chet Holmgren. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft will miss this season because of a Lisfranc foot injury but he has a ton of skill to complement the team’s backcourt duo as a cornerstone frontcourt player.

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