Kevin Durant has lost the “Player of the Month” race to the Philadelphia 76ers’ center Joel Embiid twice in a row (December and January), but he has made a clear statement: he is playing as he used to before rupturing Achilles in 2019. He is among the leagues’ top scorers and is still very difficult to guard. Kevin Durant set the record for the Brooklyn Nets and makes history.
Durant is averaging 30.9 points per game, second behind Bradley Beal (34.9). To be more precise, he has scored 495 points in his first 16 games for the Brooklyn Nets. Durant has passed the 500-point mark in Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The only one who reached the mark faster was Wilt Chamberlain with the Warriors in 1959-60 (14 games) — which means Durant is the fastest to score 500 career points for the Brooklyn Nets.
After forming a super team in Brooklyn, Kevin Durant is averaging 30.8 points, 7.5 boards along with 5.2 dimes, and 1.4 blocked shots per contest. The Nets are now one of the main contenders for the NBA title, and they are not far from it if Durant continues to play like this.
Not only that Kevin Durant set the record for the Brooklyn Nets, but he is also playing on multiple positions due to lack of centers on the roster. That is giving him an additional opportunity to post big numbers.