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Nets’ Kevin Durant jokes he’s a better shooter than Warriors’ Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors will once again have to stick with the “Splash Brothers” in terms of dealing it from deep after Kevin Durant changed zip codes this offseason.

Durant — who will miss the entire 2019-20 season for the Brooklyn Nets after recovering from an Achilles injury — recently had a lighthearted conversation about shooting mechanics with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Serge Ibaka.

Asked about who he thinks is the better shooter between him and the two-time MVP, Durant had this to say. “Steph is the best shooter. Klay when he gets hot, I’ve never seen anybody get that hot before. But Steph is the best shooter. He shoots so pretty and it’s so effortless,” he said in a video posted by Chris Montano on Twitter.

“I’m probably like 1A and Steph is like 1A-2. I’m a little bit above Steph. He’s just like a tiny bit under me,” he sheepishly said.

In his last season in The Bay, Durant tallied 26 points per game on .521 from the field and .353 from three. Curry, on the other hand, dialed in .441 of his field goals and shot .377 from beyond the arc, while averaging 28.2 points per game last year.

Without Durant in the fold and Thomson on the mend, Curry is expected to get the bulk of the touches for Steve Kerr’s offense this year. Curry, who has drilled 2,483 threes in his career so far, is also expected to move into second place all time in three-pointers made this year. He is currently behind Reggie Miller’s 2,560 and Ray Allen’s record of 2,973 3-pointers made.