Oklahoma City Thunder to use Kevin Durant as playmaker more often

Sep 27, 2013; Edmond, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) speaks with media members during the Thunder media day at Thunder Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

There’s no doubt that Oklahoma City Thunder start Kevin Durant is among the best (if not the best) scorer in the league. But when it comes to passing and play-making? While he’s better than the vast majority, it’s not something we really expect from him, at least not in the traditional sense.

However, according to Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, Durant is expected to be more of a facilitator this season:

“It’s by design,” Brooks said. “We want all of our playmakers to continue to look for guys that need help scoring. We have guys that can do a lot of things offensively, but they need help. And (Durant) has the ability to get shots for Thabo (Sefolosha), get shots for Serge and get shots for all of our bigs.

Durant averaged a career high in assists last season (4.6) though with starting point guard Russell Westbrook out for the first few weeks of the regular season at minimum, it looks as if the Thunder will not only relay on Durant for his scoring but also his playmaking ability.

Topics: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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