Kevin Durant with the reverse dunk & career high 12 assists
Lost in all the hoopla about Durant’s scoring has been his passing. Last night, KD matched his career high of 12 assists (set earlier in the season) against the Orlando Magic to go along with a game-high 29 points This marked the 4th time this season Durant has had 25+pts and 10+ast which ties him for 3rd in the league. Only point guards Stephen Curry and Chris Paul have more than him. Based off of those numbers, I would say it’s safe to say that KD is a very underrated playmaker and overall player.
If there is one area that KD is overrated in it’s dunking. Durant has had plenty of exceptional poster dunks over his career but he’s not a “dunker” despite the tens of thousands of fans on Twitter that want to see him compete in the dunk contest and the couple of invites from the NBA to do the event. This brings up the sad fact that the NBA invited him and Serge Ibaka over Russell Westbrook who asked to be in the event. Back to the game, Durant did have a fancy reverse dunk that I wasn’t expecting to see.