Strengths: Durant is a very athletic and smooth combo-forward, with nearly unlimited range on his outside shot - he easily has NBA three-point range. His mechanics are great, and he can shoot with a hand in his face. He also has a good post-up game despite his lack of strength. Durant is a good ballhandler for his size as well. Defensively, Durant can use his length to disrupt shots from the weakside, getting in the passing lane or contesting shots in the painted area. Durant is also an excellent rebounder because of his motor and physical tools.
Weaknesses: Durant's ballhandling, while effective, could still use some work. He could also add more strength to ease the adaptation of his post game at the next level. Defensively, Durant could improve in his intensity, fundamentals, and awareness, but he's made some nice strides over the course of his freshman season.
Outlook: Durant will very likely be the second player taken in the draft, behind Greg Oden. He can potentially play either the small forward or power forward position at the next level, but his ballhandling will need to improve for him to be a truly dominant small forward. He might be closer to that level as a power forward now.
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