Acclaimed author and famous Sonics fan Sherman Alexie, in a review of Bill Simmons’ Book of Basketball had this to say about Kevin Durant:
I’m not the technical guy who can link readers to the many statistical sites that prove what some of us already know, but you Durant maniacs and Internet hounds can easily find them and learn this: At this point in his career, Kevin Durant is Glenn Robinson 2.0. Yes, Durant is an offensive marvel, but he doesn’t yet rebound effectively, pass the ball well, or make his teammates better.
In the brief time I watched him here in Seattle, I can’t tell you how often the basketball fanatics around me would complain about Durant’s habitual inability and/or unwillingness to rotate on defense. With his height, speed, and grace, he should be getting three help-side blocked shots a game. He’s not. That is a serious problem. And it’s a problem that Simmons—who is so great at pointing out the weaknesses of other players’ games—fails to notice because he is kneeling with his head against the pew in the Church of Durant.