Warriors Tell Kevin Durant to ‘Shoot More’

by September 30, 2016

Kevin Durant says he’s not worried about how many shots he’ll take this season—“I may shoot 25 shots one game, I may shoot 7,” says the 4-time NBA scoring champ—but Draymond Green very much wants KD to be aggressive.

Green chided his new teammate Thursday for not hoisting up enough jumpers during a practice session.

Durant vows to be extremely aggressive going forward.


Green was “just basically telling me to shoot more,” Durant said. […] “So everybody’s trying to make me feel comfortable. Coming from me, I’m just trying to help everybody else out. But when you have teammates that are unselfish and want you to do well, it shows, man. It shows out on the floor as well.”


“That’s why they wanted me here! They want me to come out here and be myself. I’m not going to play timid or not step on anyone’s toes, but I’m still going to be myself,” he said. “Nobody’s telling me I’m shooting too much. They want me to be myself out there.”


When asked what it takes to play on a star-laden team like the Warriors, Durant said he will focus on what he does best: scoring. […] “My thing is, impose my will by scoring when we need it. I could do the other things, but I’m highlighted by my scoring and how efficient I can put the ball in the basket and try to search out good shots for our group.”