Oklahoma City Thunder: Should Kevin Durant Play Power Forward Permanently?

January 12th, 2013 by Joshua J Vannuccini Leave a reply »
Tied for the league's best record with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Oklahoma City Thunder are well on track for a return to the NBA Finals. Led by their superstar duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the team boasts one of the best offensive and defensive systems in the entire league.

Possessing such skill as a collective group on both ends makes questions of improvement sound blasphemous. However, one can only wonder if it is possible.

It is indisputable that Kevin Durant is the future of the NBA. Kyrie Irving might make a case at some point, but right now that title belongs to the 24-year-old out of Texas. His play from the small forward position has him in consideration for the MVP award, averaging 28.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists, all the while inducting himself into the 50-40-90 club of shooting percentages. Durant's defense isn't to be forgotten either, as he's posted 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.  

Reading over such accolades doesn't give much separation for wondering: could Durant improve even more?

With the Thunder's record of 28-8, the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" could not be more true. Ho ...

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