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2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

27.7

REB

7.9

AST

4.5

STL

1.0

BLK

1.2

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Durant broke his right foot last October during the preseason. He was initially ruled out for just six-to-eight weeks, but a series of setbacks lead to Durant playing just 27 games before shutting himself down for the season. He ended up undergoing three separate procedures ...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 9/29/1988  College: Texas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year extension with the Thunder in July 2010.

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Durant registered 23 points (10-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt) six assists, three rebounds and a steal over 30 minutes in Thursday's 121-95 victory over the Pelicans.

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Kevin Durant NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 18 80 34.6 20.3 4.4 2.4 1.0 0.9 0.7 43.0 87.3 2.9 0.9 3.5 2.6 28.8 7.3 17.1 4.9 5.6
2008-09 19 74 39.0 25.3 6.5 2.8 1.3 0.7 1.3 47.6 86.3 3.0 1.0 5.5 3.1 42.2 8.9 18.8 6.1 7.1
2009-10 20 82 39.5 30.1 7.6 2.8 1.4 1.0 1.6 47.6 90.0 3.3 1.3 6.3 4.3 36.5 9.7 20.3 9.2 10.2
2010-11 21 OKC 78 38.9 27.7 6.8 2.7 1.1 1.0 1.9 46.2 88.0 2.8 0.7 6.1 5.3 35.0 9.1 19.7 7.6 8.7
2011-12 22 OKC 66 38.6 28.0 8.0 3.5 1.3 1.2 2.0 49.6 86.0 3.8 0.6 7.4 5.2 38.7 9.7 19.7 6.5 7.6
2012-13 23 OKC 81 38.5 28.1 7.9 4.6 1.4 1.3 1.7 51.0 90.5 3.5 0.6 7.3 4.1 41.6 9.0 17.7 8.4 9.3
2013-14 24 OKC 81 38.5 32.0 7.4 5.5 1.3 0.7 2.4 50.3 87.3 3.5 0.7 6.7 6.1 39.1 10.5 20.8 8.7 9.9
2014-15 25 OKC 27 33.8 25.4 6.6 4.1 0.9 0.9 2.4 51.0 85.4 2.7 0.6 6.0 5.9 40.3 8.8 17.3 5.4 6.3
2015-16 26 OKC 47 36.0 27.7 7.9 4.5 1.0 1.2 2.4 50.8 89.5 3.1 0.6 7.4 6.2 39.4 9.5 18.6 6.3 7.1
Rest Of Season Projections 27 OKC 27 37.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Kevin Durant
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Kevin Durant NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 36.0 31.7 7.7 4.7 1.0 1.3 3.7 52.4 100.0 3.3 1.3 6.3 8.3 44.0 11.0 21.0 6.0 6.0
Last 14 Days 5 36.2 32.0 7.4 4.6 1.0 1.4 3.8 50.9 94.3 4.2 1.4 6.0 8.8 43.2 10.8 21.2 6.6 7.0
Last 30 Days 14 36.2 30.1 8.4 4.9 1.1 1.1 2.7 49.0 89.2 3.4 0.8 7.6 7.4 36.5 10.1 20.7 7.1 7.9
Last 5 Games 5 36.2 32.0 7.4 4.6 1.0 1.4 3.8 50.9 94.3 4.2 1.4 6.0 8.8 43.2 10.8 21.2 6.6 7.0
Last 10 Games 10 38.0 32.0 8.5 5.0 1.0 1.2 3.0 50.7 91.4 3.8 1.0 7.5 7.7 39.0 10.8 21.3 7.4 8.1
Last 20 Games 20 36.2 29.4 8.8 4.4 1.1 1.1 2.7 50.0 90.1 3.3 0.9 7.9 6.9 38.7 10.0 19.9 6.8 7.6

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Kevin Durant
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 11 NOP 30 23 3 6 1 0 4 10 17 0 0 3 8 0 3 0
2016-2Feb 8 @PHO 38 32 6 3 1 2 1 11 21 5 5 5 8 2 4 2
2016-2Feb 6 @GSW 40 40 14 5 1 2 5 12 25 13 13 3 9 2 12 1
2016-2Feb 3 ORL 37 37 5 5 2 3 4 12 25 7 8 6 12 0 5 1
2016-2Feb 1 WAS 36 28 9 4 0 0 7 9 18 8 9 2 7 3 6 3
2016-1Jan 29 HOU 40 33 12 3 1 1 4 11 18 9 9 2 5 1 11 3
2016-1Jan 27 @MIN 37 27 9 5 0 1 1 10 20 6 7 1 3 0 9 4
2016-1Jan 26 @NYK 43 44 14 5 1 0 4 12 26 16 18 4 7 2 12 3
2016-1Jan 24 @BKN 41 32 10 7 2 1 5 11 22 8 10 2 10 0 10 3
2016-1Jan 22 @DAL 38 24 3 7 1 2 3 10 21 2 2 2 8 0 3 0
2016-1Jan 20 CHA 30 26 5 5 0 0 3 9 20 7 10 1 5 0 5 1
2016-1Jan 19 @DEN 36 30 12 4 2 2 1 10 23 7 8 3 9 0 12 5
2016-1Jan 17 MIA 31 24 10 3 3 1 5 8 20 5 5 3 8 1 9 2
2016-1Jan 15 MIN 30 21 6 7 1 0 1 7 14 6 7 1 5 0 6 1
2016-1Jan 13 DAL 33 29 10 4 1 0 3 9 14 7 9 4 8 1 9 0
2016-1Jan 12 @MIN 36 30 7 3 1 0 3 11 25 6 6 2 9 1 6 5
2016-1Jan 10 @POR 40 28 6 4 1 0 3 10 23 6 6 2 6 1 5 2
2016-1Jan 8 @LAL 40 24 7 2 2 1 2 10 15 2 2 2 4 0 7 0
2016-1Jan 6 MEM 33 26 17 3 1 1 3 9 18 6 6 2 3 4 13 1
2016-1Jan 4 SAC Did Not Play
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2016-1Jan 2 @CHA 35 29 11 2 0 4 3 8 13 10 11 3 3 0 11 3
2015-12Dec 31 PHO 40 23 2 2 0 1 1 9 21 3 5 2 8 0 2 0
2015-12Dec 29 MIL 39 26 6 8 1 1 4 6 18 13 13 1 7 1 5 2
2015-12Dec 27 DEN 39 26 4 10 0 1 2 11 21 1 1 3 5 1 3 3
2015-12Dec 25 CHI 42 29 9 7 1 1 2 11 21 6 6 1 6 2 7 1
2015-12Dec 23 @LAL 28 21 7 5 0 3 3 7 9 6 6 1 2 0 7 4
2015-12Dec 21 @LAC 38 24 9 7 2 2 2 10 24 3 4 1 7 1 8 1
2015-12Dec 19 LAL 30 22 8 2 0 0 2 7 13 5 7 3 4 0 8 1
2015-12Dec 17 @CLE 41 25 3 5 0 2 4 7 17 9 10 2 6 0 3 0
2015-12Dec 16 POR 29 24 6 4 0 1 3 8 14 7 9 1 4 0 6 2
2015-12Dec 13 UTA 43 31 5 6 1 1 4 10 17 9 10 2 6 0 5 3
2015-12Dec 11 @UTA 37 21 8 3 2 1 2 8 17 4 4 1 6 0 8 2
2015-12Dec 10 ATL 37 25 12 10 1 0 5 8 14 7 7 2 2 0 12 2
2015-12Dec 8 @MEM 31 32 10 6 3 0 3 11 14 6 6 4 5 0 10 1
2015-12Dec 6 SAC 39 20 10 4 1 0 10 7 13 5 7 1 6 0 10 1
2015-12Dec 3 @MIA 34 25 9 6 1 0 5 9 21 5 7 2 7 0 9 2
2015-11Nov 30 @ATL 40 25 6 6 1 4 2 9 18 5 5 2 4 0 6 0
2015-11Nov 27 DET 38 34 13 5 0 3 3 10 22 10 10 4 9 1 12 0
2015-11Nov 25 BKN 37 30 6 5 0 3 3 11 18 3 4 5 8 0 6 0
2015-11Nov 23 @UTA 30 27 6 1 4 1 4 10 13 4 4 3 6 0 6 2
2015-11Nov 22 DAL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 20 NYK Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 18 NOP Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 16 @MEM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 15 BOS Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 13 PHI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 10 @WAS 17 14 10 4 0 0 2 4 8 4 4 2 2 0 10 0
2015-11Nov 8 PHO 32 32 11 4 3 0 2 12 19 6 7 2 5 0 11 2
2015-11Nov 5 @CHI 41 33 6 5 0 2 3 13 29 4 5 3 6 0 6 2
2015-11Nov 4 TOR 38 27 7 4 2 3 1 10 18 5 6 2 5 0 7 1
2015-11Nov 2 @HOU 35 29 4 0 0 2 5 9 19 7 9 4 9 1 3 0
2015-11Nov 1 DEN 28 25 2 5 0 1 2 8 11 6 6 3 5 0 2 2
2015-10Oct 30 @ORL 54 43 12 2 1 2 2 15 30 10 11 3 9 1 11 4
2015-10Oct 28 SAS 35 22 6 0 0 0 1 6 19 8 8 2 6 0 6 2
Kevin Durant Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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#1 Small Forward
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5.  Josh Huestis

6.  Steve Novak

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True Shooting Percentage

63.7%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Kevin Durant has a true shooting percentage of 63.7%.

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Kevin Durant NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 18 80 36.0 21.1 4.5 2.5 1.0 1.0 0.8 43.0 87.3 3.0 0.9 3.6 2.7 28.8 7.6 17.8 5.1 5.8
2008-09 19 74 36.0 23.3 6.0 2.6 1.2 0.7 1.2 47.6 86.3 2.8 1.0 5.1 2.9 42.2 8.2 17.3 5.6 6.5
2009-10 20 82 36.0 27.5 6.9 2.6 1.2 0.9 1.4 47.6 90.0 3.0 1.2 5.8 3.9 36.5 8.8 18.5 8.4 9.3
2010-11 21 OKC 78 36.0 25.6 6.3 2.5 1.0 0.9 1.7 46.2 88.0 2.6 0.7 5.6 4.9 35.0 8.4 18.2 7.0 8.0
2011-12 22 OKC 66 36.0 26.2 7.5 3.3 1.2 1.1 1.9 49.6 86.0 3.5 0.6 6.9 4.9 38.7 9.1 18.3 6.1 7.1
2012-13 23 OKC 81 36.0 26.3 7.4 4.3 1.3 1.2 1.6 51.0 90.5 3.2 0.5 6.9 3.9 41.6 8.4 16.5 7.8 8.7
2013-14 24 OKC 81 36.0 29.9 6.9 5.1 1.2 0.7 2.2 50.3 87.3 3.3 0.7 6.2 5.7 39.1 9.8 19.5 8.1 9.3
2014-15 25 OKC 27 36.0 27.0 7.0 4.3 0.9 1.0 2.5 51.0 85.4 2.9 0.6 6.4 6.3 40.3 9.4 18.4 5.8 6.7
2015-16 26 OKC 47 36.0 27.7 7.9 4.5 1.0 1.2 2.4 50.8 89.5 3.1 0.6 7.4 6.2 39.4 9.5 18.6 6.3 7.1
Rest Of Season Projections 27 OKC 27 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Kevin Durant
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Kevin Durant NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 18 80 2768 1624 348 192 78 75 59 43.0 87.3 232 70 278 205 28.8 587 1366 391 448
2008-09 19 74 2886 1871 482 205 96 53 97 47.6 86.3 225 77 405 230 42.2 661 1390 452 524
2009-10 20 82 3241 2472 623 231 112 84 128 47.6 90.0 271 105 518 351 36.5 794 1668 756 840
2010-11 21 OKC 78 3038 2161 533 214 88 76 145 46.2 88.0 218 57 476 414 35.0 711 1538 594 675
2011-12 22 OKC 66 2546 1850 527 231 88 77 133 49.6 86.0 248 40 487 344 38.7 643 1297 431 501
2012-13 23 OKC 81 3119 2280 640 374 116 105 139 51.0 90.5 280 46 594 334 41.6 731 1433 679 750
2013-14 24 OKC 81 3122 2593 598 445 103 59 192 50.3 87.3 285 58 540 491 39.1 849 1688 703 805
2014-15 25 OKC 27 913 686 178 110 24 25 64 51.0 85.4 74 16 162 159 40.3 238 467 146 171
2015-16 26 OKC 47 1694 1302 373 213 46 56 115 50.8 89.5 147 26 347 292 39.4 445 876 297 332
Rest Of Season Projections 27 OKC 27 998 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Kevin Durant
Preseason Projections 27 OKC 75 2624 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 18 80 34.6 51.9 45.1 9.7 11.7 0.8 15.6
2008-09 19 74 39.0 57.7 51.0 10.0 11.0 0.9 22.7
2009-10 20 82 39.5 60.7 51.4 9.1 10.7 0.9 28.0
2010-11 21 OKC 78 38.9 58.9 50.9 9.4 9.6 1.0 24.9
2011-12 22 OKC 66 38.6 61.0 54.7 11.6 12.4 0.9 27.3
2012-13 23 OKC 81 38.5 64.7 55.9 15.5 11.6 1.3 30.4
2013-14 24 OKC 81 38.5 63.5 56.0 16.1 10.3 1.6 31.8
2014-15 25 OKC 27 33.8 63.3 57.8 15.1 10.2 1.5 25.7
2015-16 26 OKC 47 36.0 63.7 57.4 15.4 10.6 1.4 29.3
Rest Of Season Projections 27 OKC 27 37.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Kevin Durant
Preseason Projections 27 OKC 75 35.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Durant dropped 32 points (11-21 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 38 minutes during the Thunder's 122-106 victory over the Suns on Monday.

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Durant contributed a game-high 40 points (12-25 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 13-13 FT) to go with 14 rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and a steal over 40 minutes in Saturday's 116-108 loss to the Warriors.

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Durant contributed 37 points (12-25 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds, five assists, three blocks, and two steals in 37 minutes during the Thunder's 117-114 win against the Magic on Wednesday.

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Durant led the Thunder with 28 points (9-18 FG, 8-9 FT, 2-7 3Pt) in addition to nine rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes during Monday's win over the Wizards.

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Durant had 33 points (11-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 40 minutes during the Thunder's 116-108 win over the Rockets on Friday.

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Durant recorded 44 points (12-26 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 16-18 FT), 14 rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 43 minutes during Tuesday's 128-122 overtime win against the Knicks.

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Durant scored 32 points (11-22 FG, 8-10 FT, 2-10 3Pt) to go along with 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and a block over 41 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Nets.

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Durant scored 30 points (10-23 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT) to go with 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks in 36 minutes during the Thunder's 110-104 win against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

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Durant dropped 24 points (8-20 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and one block in 31 minutes during the Thunder's 99-74 win against the Heat on Sunday.

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Durant scored 29 points (9-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 7-9 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, four assists, and a steal over 33 minutes in a 108-89 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday.

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Durant recorded 30 points (11-25 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 36 minutes during the Thunder's 101-96 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

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Durant poured in 24 points (10-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block over 40 minutes in Friday's 117-113 victory over the Lakers.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Fresh off winning his first MVP award, Durant enters his eighth year in the league as a superstar in every sense of the word. Durant played 39 minutes per game in 2013-14 and had his best scoring season (32.0 points per game) ever, while also dishing out a career-best 5.5 assists per contest. He also averaged 7.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game and shot 50 percent from the floor, 39 percent from beyond the arc (while recording a career-best 2.4 three-pointers per game), and 89 percent from the charity stripe. Still only 25-years-old, the best may be yet to come from Durant. That's a scary thought for the rest of the league, and Durant should also be well-rested after withdrawing from Team USA for the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer. The five-time NBA All-Star enters the 2014-15 season as the consensus number one overall fantasy player yet again, and with his ability to stuff the box score in practically every way imaginable, Durant will justifiably be the first player taken in a majority of drafts.

2013-14

Durant's shooting percentages all improved last season, and his 51 percent field-goal percentage and 91 free-throw percentage both marked career highs. His 42 three-point shooting percentage was his best rate since his sophomore season and easily marked his most efficient rate since he started attempting four-plus threes per game in 2009-10. Unfortunately, this jump in efficiency coincided with a dip in attempts, going from 5.2 hoists from long range in 2011-12 to 4.1 attempts per game last season. His attempts were down across the board last year, and not surprisingly, he dished out a career-high 4.6 assists per game, as he handled the ball a lot more with James Harden out of the picture. All this slight role change means is that Durant is as valuable as he's ever been in fantasy, and with the departure of Kevin Martin, the onus to carry the team for long stretches at a time will be even more enhanced in 2013-14.

2012-13

Durant won his third-straight scoring title last season, averaging 28 points per game while shooting a career-high 49.6 percent from the floor. He also had career highs in three-pointers per game (2.0), rebounds (8.0), assists (3.5), blocks (1.2). All of the Thunder’s key rotation pieces remain intact, and they will undoubtedly be hungry to return to the NBA Finals behind Durant and Russell Westbrook. What’s scary is that Durant is clearly still improving, and there’s no reason he can’t put up even better numbers in 2012-13. He played in every game last season. Doing so for the second time in the last three years. Durant will surely be No. 1 on many draft boards this year, and it’s hard to argue that he’s not as valuable as any other player in fantasy due to his across-the-board contributions.

2011-12

Durant was the top-ranked fantasy player last season and should be the first player taken in almost all league formats this year because he contributes above-average stats in virtually every category. He was one of only two players to average over one block, three-pointer, and steal per game last season (Rudy Gay was the other). Durant’s also a gamer; it takes a significant injury for Durant even to consider sitting out, and only four other players averaged more minutes last season. And for the second straight season, he led the league in scoring. But beyond his gaudy counting numbers, Durant is also efficient with the ball, shooting 46 percent from the floor and 88 percent from the line last season. He’ll be just 23 years old this year, meaning there’s still room for his game to grow. It’s legitimately possible that Durant could improve his rebound, assist, steal, block and three-point numbers over the next few seasons.

2010-11

Although some owners might be moving Durant up a notch in their draft lists because of LeBron's departure from the Cleve for a star-heavy situation in Miami, LeBron's situation doesn't really matter at all here: Durant was the better fantasy option last season, too. Of course, that's not to say it wasn't close – and, depending on league formats, there are probably instances where LeBron was more valuable – but given his performance in 2009-10 and that he's very likely still improving, Durant is now inescapably the number one player in fantasy basketball. Instead of looking at his obvious strengths (scoring, rebounding), it probably makes sense to address what might be Durant's only weakness: assists. Over his three years in the NBA, the Durantula has stayed pretty static here, recording 2.4, 2.8, and then 2.8 again per game. Will that number increase? Likely not by much. Thing is, it doesn't really need to improve for Durant to reign supreme in fantasy rankings – and that's because of his greatest strength. No, it's not scoring, but free-throw shooting. Last year, Durant not only shot 90 percent exactly (756-for-840) from the charity stripe, but he also led the league with 840 free-throw attempts on the season – or, just over 10 per game. Overall, between his ability to get to the line and his efficiency once there, Durant proved to be the best overall player in the free-throw shooting category, considerably outpacing players like Dirk Nowitzki and Chauncey Billups.

2009-10

Credit head coach Scott Brooks for realizing that the ‘Durantula’ was much better suited to small forward than shooting guard. The move allowed Durant to open his game up considerably and utilize every weapon in his offensive arsenal, vaulting him to an unprecedented level of production. During the 43-game stretch between his move to small forward and his ankle injury in late-February, Durant was flat out dominant, averaging 27.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 treys, 1.4 steals and 0.9 blocks on 49.3-percent shooting from the field and 43.8-percent shooting beyond the arc. The improvement in his shooting proficiency was astounding as his effective field-goal percentage on jumpers climbed from an anemic 39.7 percent in ‘07-‘08 to a respectable 45.2 percent last season. Durant also showed marked improvement on the glass where he upped his defensive rebounding percentage from 9.9 percent to 15.1 percent. We are witnessing the makings of a superstar here.

2008-09

Durant entered the NBA with high expectations last season, and he fulfilled them by averaging more than 20 ppg on his way to the Rookie of the Year award. Durant struggled in the first half of the season as a volume scorer that shot only 40.2 percent from the field, but after the All-Star break he found his footing and averaged 21.9 points on 47.6-percent shooting from the field and 88.5 percent from the line. Durant is a long 6-10, with excellent range on his jumper and the ball-handling ability of a guard. He projects eventually to be an NBA small forward, but he played last season at shooting guard due to his lack of physical strength. Look for Durant to venture down low a bit more this season, which should help him maintain his good percentages while also adding to his rebound total (4.3 rpg). Durant is also a solid defensive contributor, averaging 1.9 combined steals/blocks as a rookie. Durant should be among the leading scorers in the league this year, and if adds a bit to his defensive contributions he could soon join the fantasy elite.

2007-08

Durant is this year’s prohibitive favorite to run away with the rookie scoring title and Rookie of the Year honors. He boasts the height and length of a power forward with the outside shooting touch and handle of a big guard. This year, his likeliest position is small forward, where he should be able to go over smaller defenders and around the bigger guys off the dribble. And he’ll have plenty of opportunities to score on a Sonics team that lost Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis this summer. But scoring isn’t the only entry on Durant’s impressive resume. As a freshman at Texas last year, he was among the NCAA leaders in rebounding, and his quick hands produced 3.8 combined steals and blocks. The one area of concern is upper-body strength. Durant got a lot of attention for his inability to bench 185 lbs. at one of the pre-draft events. Expect him to get knocked down regularly, and to struggle at times on defense, until he fills out a bit and gets stronger.