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In debut, defense clearly not the name of Durant's game

Updated: October 10, 2007, 3:11 AM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

SACRAMENTO -- Well, that settles that. Kevin Durant won't be defending his way to NBA stardom any time soon.

As for the rest, it remains a great unknown even after Durant, by default now the highest-drafted rookie playing in the league this fall, got his first taste of game action Tuesday against the Kings on a slow October evening in Sacramento.

There were flashes of the promise to come, as when the 6-9 Durant elevated almost effortlessly to drain a long 3-pointer in the fourth ...

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