It seems like somehow, people just forgot how much of a walking bucket Kevin Durant was. It's either that or he's actually better after taking that year off with an Achilles injury, which wouldn't be a surprise either.
If anybody on earth could come back even better than he was prior to that career-altering injury, that was Kevin Durant, and he's showing it early on with the Brooklyn Nets.
The former MVP put on a show vs. the Milwaukee Bucks and scored 30 points on 10/21 shooting with a couple of three-pointers, including the game-winning bucket. That's why his former teammate Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter to laud him and call him the greatest scorers of all time:
“Kevin Durant averaging 30 points a night on 54% shooting from the field coming off Achilles injury is INSANE…it also confirms what I’ve been saying for the last few year that he’s the BEST SCORER to ever touch the damn basketball!!! Btw Good morning my good people," Perkins said.
Well, he's definitely got a point there. We already knew that Kevin Durant was an elite and unique breed of a scorer and he's been at the top of the league in scoring multiple times throughout the course of his career.
Thus far, Durant is averaging a whopping 30.6 points per game on 54.1% from the floor, 48.4% from beyond the arc, and 87.0% from the free-throw line, which is good for a true shooting percentage of 67.5% and an effective field goal percentage of 61.5%. You may or may not agree with most of Perkins' takes, but he definitely has my support on this one.