Hey, I’ve got something I’ve been wanting to get off my chest for a little while, so I’m just going to come out and say it:
Kevin Durant is a great scorer of the basketball. Phew. I feel better.
OK, so we all know that much. Durant’s got the scoring titles, he’s got the points per game, he’s got the 50-40-90, he’s got that e-word (efficiency) that everyone likes to say all that time.
But why is he a great scorer?
Kirk Goldsberry of Grantland, who is doing the Lord’s work on advancing the way we understand basketball, has what might be the definitive piece on scorers and shooters, what makes a great one great. Do yourself a favor and become a smarter observer by reading the whole thing, but I’m gonna do the blockquote thing and talk mostly about Durant after the jump:
First, two simple questions Goldsberry asks: Keep Reading…