Kevin Durant says Warriors have shown him he's 'not as smart' as he thought he was

BY foxsports • October 4, 2016

Kevin Durant is a four-time scoring champ, seven-time All-Star and is all but a lock for the Hall of Fame.

You'd think he'd know the game inside and out, and he thought the same — until he joined the Golden State Warriors.

"There's a lot I need to learn about the game of basketball," Durant told reporters this week. "I'm not as smart as I thought I was about the game. It's played a different way here then I was used to playing."

The Warriors' propensity to move the ball is something Durant probably was not used to while playing with the Thunder. Golden State led the league last season in assists per game at 28.9, more than three assists better than second-place Atlanta. The Thunder ranked 10th last season.

But Durant made it clear that he wasn't knocking his former team by making his admission.

"It's not a knock on Oklahoma City," Durant said. "It's not a knock on my past teammates or that organization. ... I mean it's different here. It's fun here. It's fun playing where I was before but that book is closed."



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