Brooklyn Nets: Predicting Kevin Durant’s 2021 Statistics

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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Counting Numbers

At his peak, KD is the basketball equivalent of printing your own money. He not only puts up points himself but makes the players around him better.

  • Points Durant is one of the greatest scoring machines that the league has ever seen, leading the NBA in points per game on four separate occasions. However, he might take a secondary role to Kyrie Irving and let the point guard run the offense as he tests out his Achilles, throughout the early games of the season. He could average around 25 points per game.
  • Rebounds – The lanky sharpshooter (nicknamed the “Slim Reaper”) has been surprisingly adept at crashing the boards throughout his 12-year NBA career. Durant averages just over seven rebounds per game. His supporting cast in Brooklyn is solid, but not of the legendary quality as his teammates in the Bay Area. Because he has to do more, this means there should be increased opportunities to clean the glass, and Durant could average around eight rebounds per game.
  • Assists – KD’s assist numbers increased while he was on the Warriors, and many detractors are quick to point out that this uptick is solely due to playing alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Durant had been gradually improving his playmaking, which is evidenced by averaging 5.1 assists per game during his final three years with the Oklahoma City Thunder. His court vision will still be high, and he should finish next season, averaging a hair under five assists per game.