Kevin Durant analyzes how Chris Paul, Jimmy Butler, and Paul George will fit on their news teams. https://t.co/2cyjZPXynV
— The Ringer (@ringer) August 27, 2017
George doesn’t get the respect he deserves, says Durant.
Per The Ringer:
What about PG to OKC?
Durant: “That was a shock too.”
PG was one of your favorite opponents.
Durant: “Oh yeah. Yeah. Any 3-man that I feel — all the 3s that play my position. That’s the only players I’m really rivaling with. Like, I don’t rival with no other players. I’m not guarding a point guard all game, or guarding shooting guards or power forwards. I’m looking at only small forwards, so that’s why I’ve got so much respect, and I think Paul George is so good. A lot of people disrespect him. Because I play against him and I respect my position.
“So that was shocking because Indiana just gave him away. And I ain’t think OKC would even think about giving up anything to trade for him. I didn’t think they would do it, but that was a ballsy move.”