Durant, Donovan Talk About More Consistency And Execution
By Randy Renner
Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, who has gotten off to a tremendous start this season playing as good or better than any other time in his career, never-the-less told reporters he "needs to better" not only in late game situations but at other times to.
The Thunder have lost their last two games after winning four in a row. Durant also said "we have to put some games together" where the play at both ends of the floor is more consistent.
Here is the full audio of what Durant had to say this afternoon to reporters after Thunder practice.
Durant's head coach has been preaching consistency ever since training camp and Billy Donovan said today he thinks things have gotten better for the most part on defense. Offensively he also believes there's been improvement and that he trusts Durant and his superstar teammate Russell Westbrook to make decisions late in games and to take shots.
Donovan pointed out even though there might not have been as much ball movement as he would have liked the 3-point shot KD missed late in the Miami game was still an "open look" that just didn't go down.
Donovan said he's talked with Westbrook about his turnovers (which lead the NBA) but at the same time Billy D told reporters "he also leads the league in assists and is clearly trying to get his teammates involved."
Here is the full audio of Billy Donovan's chat with the media after Saturday's practice session.
The Thunder will host the Sacramento Kings Sunday evening at 6 inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. You can see the game on Fox Sports Oklahoma.