Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 12:05 pm  |  17 responses

Kevin Durant No Longer Worried About Shooting Percentages

OKC Thunder superstar Kevin Durant became obsessed with his shooting percentages last year, but he seems a lot more relaxed about the numbers (and other pressures) this season. Per the Oklahoman: “Last season, Kevin Durant’s quest for the holy grail of shooting efficiency — 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line — was well-documented. And throughout the eventually successful process, Durant seemed well-aware and even consumed with the feat. But this season, with the milestone already on his resume, Durant said he’s less concerned about the percentages and more focused on his offensive aggression. ‘I just like how aggressive I am, no matter if I’m making shots or if I’m missing them,’ Durant said. ‘I’m not always going to shoot 50 percent or over 40 percent from the 3-point line. Free-throw percentage, I got to be better at that. But 3s and regular field-goal percentage, I just try not to worry about it and focus on being aggressive for my team.’ Entering play on Tuesday, Durant was shooting 47 percent overall, 37 percent from the 3-point line and 88 percent from the free-throw line.”

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  • LakeShow

    Never should have been.

    Cool KD you got your 50-40-90 season in…

    Now go play ball, and forget that ish.

  • pposse

    looks like KD has been listening

  • bike

    Ever notice that around this time of year, KD decides on something new to not worry about any more?

  • spit hot fiyah

    book tracking sheet?

  • Kadavour

    ever notice how KD mentions his “team” in EVERY interview? the media relations strategy is so see through and makes them seem so fake…it’s annoying

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  • uqk

    last year it was not worrying scoring champ
    this year is not worrying stats efficiency

  • Evan Boland

    Reminds me of why people think Lebron is so good just because he only shoots when he knows he can make it lol. Same reason he disappears in key moments.

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  • JL

    Pretty soon he’s just going to not worry about winning. Why let that get in the way of basketball?

  • JL

    So he should be ego centric and talk like Marbury where everything is for himself? Or you’re saying that the Thunder isn’t really his team, so you want him to stop saying that.

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