Kevin Durant has only been back for 4 games, but he already seems to be approaching his best level. This Wednesday, the Nets superstar has drawn a line on the year 2020 in the most beautiful way. Facing the Hawks, he has got out his best game since returning from injury.
How will be Kevin Durant on his return ? Will it always be as mobile? Will he always be so skilful? There were many questions before the season concerning the form of the double MVP of the Finals… They are much less so after his 4 regular season games played.
Because KD never ceases to impress. What he achieves after more than a year and a half of absence hallucinates even NBA players, that is to say its level and the ease with which it evolves. He starts games without the slightest apprehension for his Achilles tendon, and always has a dribble and a shot of rare purity for someone of his size.
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— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 31, 2020
This Wednesday, the valiant Hawks have also paid the price of a Kevin Durant in very good shape. During the victory of his 145-141, the new strong winger of the Nets greatly participated in the offensive orgy with 31 points, 8 assists, but also 11 rebounds! A performance close to the triple-double which is more than reassuring for the future.
Most impressive is that the 2014 MVP is the only player in the starting 5 to end the game with a positive +/-, proof that he carried his group and resisted the attacks of the Hawks. If KD is at this level all season, Spencer Dinwiddie’s absence could be a lot less serious for Brooklyn.
Kevin Durant is back, there’s no doubt about it. With him, the Nets have every reason to believe in their chances in an open Eastern conference.