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Durant says supporting cast needs his help

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03:38 PM ET 05.13 | No matter how daunting it might be for Kevin Durant to keep shouldering such a large workload, he's not ready to put more responsibility on his teammates yet. Since losing Russell Westbrook to a knee injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder have relied on Durant to initiate the offense, score, rebound and defend. He's not making excuses about the workload, either, saying he's willing to put even more on his own shoulders. "I have to put them in better positions," Durant said of his teammates. "I have to make shots to free them up. I have to continue to help their confidence grow every time down. I got to do a better job. That's how I look at it ... Missed shots or made shots, they're still my teammates and I'm still going to believe in them and trust in them."

The Oklahoman

, Jamie Squire Jamie Squire
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May 13, 2013  03:48 PM ET

Durant stay away from the Black Mamba strategy and trust in your fellow players. You may not win it this year but this will only make your teammates better in the long run.

May 13, 2013  04:52 PM ET

KD is the only playmaker left for OKC. Kevin is just a spot up shooter who can't create his own shot. KD is right and the supporting cast have to help him out by at least making their shots when they're wide open.

May 13, 2013  05:56 PM ET

Kevin Durant misses Russell Westbrook. That is very clear.

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May 13, 2013  07:12 PM ET

I say let it loose and fire at will Bro.

 
May 14, 2013  01:04 PM ET

Sorry Durant, but as long as the refs let Zack shove, push and arm entangle, the Thunder have no chance. Ask the Clippers?

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