A lot was made of Kevin Durant’s seemingly slow start where he still led the NBA in scoring, but his percentages were a little lower than the ridiculous numbers we’re accustomed to seeing. I tried to make the point that his start to this season was very similar to last season’s first month and that there’s no reason to fret.
And really, if you look back to last year where KD was absolutely amazing, you’ll notice he’s on a pretty similar path this season.
LAST SEASON THIS SEASON
NOVEMBER 27.7 ppg (46.3 FG%, 23.7 3P%) 26.8 ppg (42.6 FG%, 23.3 3P%)
DECEMBER 29.7 ppg (49.3 FG%, 38.6 3P%) 29.4 ppg (51.7 FG%, 41.1 3P%)
JANUARY 32.1 ppg (51.9 FG%, 53.2 3P%) 30.5 ppg (47.5 FG%, 35.2 3P%)
I remember Durant saying during the first HORSE competition he won in 2009 after heating up late that he’s a slow cooker. Judging by the numbers, that’s true in real basketball too. Keep Reading…