In the first nine years in the league, Kevin Durant has established himself as one of the top players in the league. He’s also arguably the best pure scorer in the NBA. In a recent interview with Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area, Durant has his eyes set on becoming a bigger factor defensively.
“Coach Adams is on me every second of the day defensively, wanting to see me helping with rebounding, using my length on the defensive end.”
Durant has the physical ability to be a game-changer defensively due to his length and athleticism. Although he would struggle against power forward because of the weight disadvantage, he could be an effective defender against point guards through small forward. It’s just a matter of his commitment on that end fo the floor.
It’s not stating that he will become an elite defender, but he can be an above-average on that end of the floor. He will have the opportunity to do that with the Warriors on a team that has shown a committed effort defensively. All in all, the ball is in Durant’s court to make his aspirations happen.