6. KEVIN DURANT, THUNDER
2014 POSTSEASON STATS
Durant has been up and down this spring, just as he was in Games 1 and 2 in this series. Without a great effort from him as a scorer (Game 1), the Thunder really don't have a chance to compete. He also has to help energize his team on defense and the glass -- areas the Spurs dominated in Game 2. (KD has one steal and one block in this series.)
Durant has looked tired often in the postseason, settling for jumpers or over-penetrating to the rim -- a problem against a tall defense like the one San Antonio employs. A fresher mind and fresher legs would seek out short paint jumpers, something KD excels in.
(Previous rank: 2)
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