What Nets star Kevin Durant made CJ McCollum realize after working out together
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum commented on Twitter Monday night that Brooklyn Nets star James Harden looks happy playing with his new team after a tumultuous divorce with the Houston Rockets. Miami Heat forward Andre Iguodala then responded to McCollum’s post and raved about Kevin Durant’s abilities on the floor.
Iguodala, of course, played with Kevin Durant on the Golden State Warriors and won two titles. So, the veteran knows a thing or two about being happy playing with KD:
You ever played with KD… you gone be smiling like that too! Buddy a god!
— andre (@andre) January 19, 2021
McCollum bared that although he has never been teammates with Durant, they have worked out together. In those workouts, the Blazers star saw just how good Durant is:
🤣🤣🤣 never played with him before . But worked out with him a few times and thought damn he really a cheat code https://t.co/BqUuDXhHgb
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 19, 2021
After winning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the Nets’ victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday highlighted Durant’s scoring prowess once more. In an incredible back-and-forth affair, Durant’s clutch 3-pointer in the final minute gave Brooklyn a 125-123 victory. KD finished with another all-around performance bannered by 30 points, nine rebonds, and six assists.
Harden showed his playmaking abilities once again as he notched 34 points, six rebounds, and 12 assists of his own. The Nets were still without star point guard Kyrie Irving, who is reportedly ramping up his conditioning to join the team in the coming days.
The Nets improved to a 9-6 record, while the Bucks slid to a 9-5 tally in a tight competition in the Eastern Conference. Durant’s string of huge performances to start the season is only indicative that he has already found his dominant self after suffering a devastating Achilles injury back in 2019.
Durant and Harden will hope to lead the team and aim for their fifth consecutive victory as they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 20, and perhaps Irving will finally join them to form their Big Three.