NBA's 65 in 65: Kevin Durant
In only his second year in the NBA, Durant has upped his scoring average by five points from 20.3 in 2007-08 to 25.3 per game in 2008-09 which made him the sixth highest scorer in the league. Along with increasing his scoring average, he also had two more rebounds per game and went from 28.8% from behind the arc to 42.2%.
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Buzzmaster (12:06 PM)
Kevin will be here shortly ...keep sending in all your playoff questions!
Kevin Durant (12:09 PM)
We've got Kevin!
James (Washington, D.C.)
With last night's loss, do you think the Cavs have what it takes to win a championship this season?
Kevin Durant (12:10 PM)
Yes I think so. They only have one loss and every great team has bumps in the road. I think they will be alright.
Justin Behling (Boyceville, WI)
Hey Kevin, who do you see winning Game 2 between LAL and DEN?
Kevin Durant (12:12 PM)
It's going to be a tough one but I'm going with Denver. He didn't have a good game in game one but if J.R. Smith is on fire tonight, the Nuggets will win.
Mike (Trenton, NJ)
What has been your favorite part of this year's playoffs?
Kevin Durant (12:13 PM)
By far it has to be the Boston/Chicago series. Boston won it all last year and Chicago is an up and coming team. It might have been one of the best playoff series that I've ever seen.
Brian (St. Louis, Mo.)
Does Denver have to win tonight in order to have a chance in this series?
Kevin Durant (12:14 PM)
I wouldn't say that but if they don't win tonight it's going to be tough getting back in the series. They are a great home team and if they win those next two at home they will be fine.
Gary (Baltimore, Md.)
Which teams do you have in the finals? Which team to you have winning it all?
Kevin Durant (12:15 PM)
That's tough. Right now I would have to say the two best teams are the Lakers and the Cavs and I would like to see LeBron win it all. But it's tough because all four teams are playing great right now.
Big E (Baton Rouge, LA)
Kevin, in your opinion, who's the best point guard in the league today?
Kevin Durant (12:16 PM)
The best point guard is Chris Paul because be does everything. He rebounds, passes, scores, plays defense and is a great leader on the court.
Chris: Atlanta, GA
If you could play with one other player that you have yet to play with, who would it be?
Kevin Durant (12:17 PM)
I say LeBron. He's a great teammate on and off the court. I think it would be a lot of fun playing with him.
KD impressive work!! Top three players who are the toughest to defend? Thanks
Kevin Durant (12:18 PM)
Kobe, LeBron, and Carmelo. Those guys can score in every way. They are physically strong and have great basketball I.Q.
James Howell (Indianapolis)
If you could pick any five players (past or present) to be on your All-NBA team, who would they be?
Kevin Durant (12:19 PM)
Chris Paul at the one, Kobe at the two, LeBron at the three, KG at the four and Howard at the five.
Shayne - NY [via mobile]
Kevin... What is the best aspect of your game and what part of your game needs the most improvement? Thanks and good luck next season!
Kevin Durant (12:20 PM)
I think they best aspect of my game is my scoring and I need to improve on my defense the most. I'm working hard in the off season to be a better player next season.
Dixon (Salina, UT)
Kevin, who is your favorite teammate to hang out with when your on the road?
Kevin Durant (12:21 PM)
I don't have just one. We all hang out together.
What do you see the Thunder doing with the 3rd pick in this year's draft?
Kevin Durant (12:21 PM)
That's tough, I really don't know. I guess I have to wait and see like everyone else.
What do you think of Twitter and who got you on board? Is your Twitter name kevindurant35?
Kevin Durant (12:22 PM)
That is my Twitter name. One of my friends got me involved and I've been hooked ever since.
Parker (Memphis, TN)
Hey Kevin, How has the adjustment been from Seattle to Oklahoma City? Which do you view more as an "NBA city"?
Kevin Durant (12:24 PM)
I think the toughest thing is moving everything from Seattle. With Seattle having a team for so long, I think they are more of an NBA city. But the fans in Oklahoma City are great.
Cecil (Reno, NV)
How does it feel to be a Longhorn playing in Oklahoma?
Kevin Durant (12:24 PM)
It feels good. I think they have to like me because i play for the Thunder.
Who is better right now--Kobe or LeBron?
Kevin Durant (12:26 PM)
That's a tough question. You can look at it in different ways. Kobe is a better shooter and has been in the league longer. LeBron is stronger and can rebound better but is on his way to being a great player. They're both great but you can't really compare the two.
Kevin Durant (12:27 PM)
Thanks for that chat. You can follow me on Twiitter at www.twitter.com/kevindurant35. GO THUNDER!
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