While a lot of criticism has been given to Kevin Durant since last year for deciding to join the Golden State Warriors, he just continues to play his game and working on improving himself on the court. Even during practice sessions, Durant still gives it his all, and his efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr recently raved about the work ethic of the reigning Finals MVP even in shooting drills. He shared, via Melissa Rohlin of the Bay Area News Group, that Kevin Durant does not hold back, making him among the most, if not the most, hardworking player for the Warriors.
Kerr on Durant’s work ethic: “He goes through his shooting drills hard, harder than just about anybody I’ve seen.”
— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) December 12, 2017
All the work he’s put in is paying off for Kevin Durant, as he is not showing any signs of slowing down even if he is now on his 11th season in the NBA. Durant is once again having another stellar season, with averages of 25.7 points on 51.9 percent field goal shooting, to go along with 6.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and a career-high 2.1 blocks in 34.5 minutes per game.
If he continues to give the same type of effort in all practices, including shooting drills, it won't come as a surprise if Kevin Durant will be part of the conversations for the MVP Award this year. However, he has made it known in the past that his main goal is to win championships, and the Warriors' task of defending their title will become much easier with the superstar forward working harder than ever.