Though he’s not in the playoffs anymore thanks to the San Antonio Spurs, reminiscing on Kevin Durant’s previous season is never a bad thing.
Carrying a huge load with Russell Westbrook dealing with knee injury, Durant put up one of the best scoring seasons we’ve ever seen in NBA history, averaging 32 points a 33 usage percentage while shooting 50 percent form the field, 39 percent from three, and 87 percent at the free throw line, just short of replicating the rare 50/40/90 shooting line we saw from him in the previous season. Durant’s fantastic play led to him being crowned MVP, finally beating out Lebron James for an award he coveted.
In his career, Durant has never been known as a dunker and despite his slender frame, he’s one of the better ones in the NBA. And honestly, there shouldn’t be much of a surprise at that due to his seven-foot frame and shooting guard-like handles. According to Basketball-Reference.com, Durant threw down a career-high number of dunks this past season with 146 which accounted for less than one percent of Durant’s offense. For a comparison that means nothing in the grand scheme of things, Durant dunked the ball 12 times more than Lebron James of Miami and 30 less times than Blake Griffin of Los Angeles.
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