Kevin Durant on Kevin Huerter: 'He's playing like Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry'

Kevin Durant on Kevin Huerter: 'He's playing like Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry'

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Kevin Durant on Kevin Huerter: 'He's playing like Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry'

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Legion Hoops: Kevin Durant on Kevin Huerter: “He’s playing like Klay, Steph. If you’re not a basketball fan and locked in on the league, you gotta watch how Kevin Huerter is shooting the ball right now.”
Source: Twitter

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters in Philly: Simmons, Irving, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 7:02 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Royce O’Neale remains in the starting lineup. Joe Harris will come off the bench. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons and Nic Claxton round out your #Nets starting 5 against the Sixers. – 7:01 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Ben Simmons and Nic Claxton officially join Kyrie, KD and Royce O’Neale in the starting lineup, per Nets. Simmons and Claxton’s ability to co-exist in a lineup a big key for Brooklyn moving forward. – 7:01 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets starters for tonight’s game at Philadelphia:
Simmons, Irving, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 7:01 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
KD discusses his new Off-White Presto-inspired 15 PEs…which @Bansky is absolutely not getting from him 😭😭
Full ETCs Ep on @Boardroom: PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Talking Kevin Huerter now, who is shooting approximately a billion percent from 3 and the Sabonis-Huerter 2-man game that has been incredibly fun.
YouTube:…6:25 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Seth Curry is out here, too. Chattin’ it up with assistant Sam Cassell. Sixers skill development coach (and Seth’s brother in law) Spencer Rivers and Georges Niang said hello, as well. PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
A couple of former #Sixers going to work in Seth Curry and Ben Simmons PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Ben Simmons and Kevin Durant getting shots up pregame. PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Nic Claxton will start, along with Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant. – 6:03 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Guards who’ve averaged 30+ points on 62+ TS% in a season:
Steph Curry in 2015-16, 2021-22, 2022-23
James Harden in 2019-20
Damian Lillard in 2019-20
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this season – 5:54 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players shooting 50/40/90% this season (minimum 300 minutes):
— Steph Curry
— Austin Reaves PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant clarified his quote that went viral about Nets starting five.
“I definitely could’ve worded it better. I won’t put that on anyone but myself.”
Said he was referring to his teammates having to play outside their normal roles due to circumstances.
Via Etc podcast. – 5:21 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
On/off net rating differential by top 10-ish players
Curry: +29.5
Jokic: +26.1
Morant: +15.3
Embiid: +11.4
Butler: +9.0
SGA: +8.6
Giannis: +7.9
Tatum: +7.4
AD: +7.1
Luka: +5.6
Booker: +5.3
Dame: +1.4
Durant: +1.1
LeBron: -9.6
What stands out? – 4:45 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After the Warriors finally secured their first road win of the season behind Klay Thompson’s 41 points against the Rockets, NBA Twitter exploded.…4:00 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
My favorite exchange in the Kevin Durant praising OKC rebuild clip..
After the interviewer says “And they got Chet over there”, KD goes full Thunder fan:
“Damn. I mean, shit. Damn. Once he come back, it’s gonna be ridiculous out there.” – 3:55 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
*puts on tinfoil hat*
KD didn’t mention Dieng when he was praising the OKC young core like LeBron didn’t mention Wiggins when he returned to Cleveland 👀 – 3:34 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Idk how SGA has Kobe over LeBron & MJ all time when he ain’t even better than KD – 2:36 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Seth Curry said he’s “steadily getting better” physically.
“I’ve been up and down. Still fighting some things just consistency-wise of feeling 100 percent… I’m not all the way there, but I’d say it’s a long process, long season, and eventually I’ll get where I need to be.” – 1:33 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Seth Curry on Ben Simmons and his improvement:
“The past week or two he’s been a lot more upbeat and positive about himself and about his game… I think part of that is just him getting more healthy.” – 1:24 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry also makes his return to Philadelphia tonight and he opened up on his time with the team, his relationship with Joel Embiid, and the emotions of being traded #Sixers… via @SixersWire1:10 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Seth Curry said he had added motivation against the #Sixers last year, but not as much this time around.
“Me, myself personally, just trying to get my game all the way right back healthy. Tonight is another step in just trying to build for the rest of the season.” – 12:19 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
I asked Thad Young about Kevin Durant…and among other things — marveling at Durant’s career at al — he dropped this succinct, accurate, gem:
“…motherf***** keeps getting better.”
Young says he & KD are still close…& have been playin against each other a long time – 12:18 PM
Stephen Curry @StephenCurry30
Gotta rest up for Black Friday 😂 Shop @Rakuten for all the deals this weekend!! PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixer-turned-Net Seth Curry on what he’s expecting tonight: “Philly fans are passionate. I’m sure they got some stuff they want to get off their chest when Ben’s out there on the floor. Even though last year was hostile, in the same sense, they showed me a lot of love.” – 11:33 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and Andrew Wiggins combined for history from beyond the arc on Sunday against the Rockets.…10:00 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After a high-arching dagger triple from Steph Curry, the “night night” celebration made an appearance in Houston.…4:00 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
On the way to the Warriors’ first road win of the season, Klay Thompson caught fire against the Rockets for a season-high 41 points with 10 made 3-pointers.…1:00 AM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
The Warriors sat Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins on Monday, the second game in a back-to-back set.
The results were predictably ugly. PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Not so fun fact: The last time Steph Curry played in @SmoothieKingCtr with full capacity allowed in the building was Oct. 28, 2019 – 8:15 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Load management kills the hype of another Pelicans-Warriors matchup in New Orleans.
No Steph. No Dray. No Klay. No Wiggins.
This circumstance should result in a Pels win — and, hey, Zion’s back — but paying NBA fans continue to lose. PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Half an hour before tip-off, and a good amount of fans booed after seeing Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green listed on the Warriors inactive list on SKC’s jumbotron. – 7:37 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors starters tonight against the Pelicans:
Jordan Poole
Donte DiVincenzo
Anthony Lamb
Jonathan Kuminga
JaMychal Green*
Kevon Looney will start instead of Green if he can go. Andrew Wiggins is out, along with Steph, Klay and Draymond. – 6:37 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Add Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors ‘out’ list, joining Steph/Dray/Klay, per Steve Kerr – 6:33 PM
Madeline Kenney @madkenney
Steve Kerr expects Kevon Looney to play tonight in New Orleans. Andrew Wiggins will not play along with Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. – 6:33 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Trainer to NBA stars such as Curry, Rose, Rob McClanaghan arrested on rape charge…6:23 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
While they’re both resting tonight, here’s my column from last night on Steph and Klay still being the greatest show in basketball…5:11 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most games with 10+ threes all-time:
22 — Steph Curry
6 — Klay Thompson
Nobody else has more than 3. PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Just one incorrect call stands out from the L2M report of Rockets-Warriors. Curry carried ball before his high-arching, game-clinching 3.… Rockets had wrong shooter (Smith) take technical fts earlier. Porter took too much time inbounding but missed, anyway. – 4:22 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
On the way to the Warriors’ first road win of the season, Klay Thompson caught fire against the Rockets for a season-high 41 points with 10 made 3-pointers.…4:00 PM
Madeline Kenney @madkenney
ICYMI: Klay Thompson catches fire for 41 points, Warriors get first road win against Houston Rockets
Story by @ShaynaRubin…3:33 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Give Em To Me! I want your predictions for tomorrow’s game between the #BrooklynNets vs. #Sixers. I want the winning team, final score and points for Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. #NBA  #PhilaUnite #NetsWorld PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Klay Thompson scored 41 points in a 127-120 win over the Rockets last night!
🏀 Chris Mullin was impressed with Klay’s big night #DubNation
@Rick Kamla | @adaniels33 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Best offensive rating by a 2-man lineup this season
(minimum 200 minutes):
129.2 — Looney and Steph
128.6 — Looney and Draymond
125.0 — Looney and Klay PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are listed as OUT against the Pelicans on the latest injury report. Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney are questionable. – 2:37 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
The latest Warriors injury report has Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all out tonight against the Pelicans in New Orleans. Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney are listed as questionable – 2:36 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The Warriors are resting Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in New Orleans tonight. Andrew Wiggins (foot soreness) and Kevon Looney (hand contusion) are listed as questionable. Looney has appeared in 128 consecutive regular season games, second longest streak in NBA. – 2:36 PM
Madeline Kenney @madkenney
Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson won’t play tonight in New Orleans. Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney are listed as questionable. – 2:34 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green won’t play tonight against the Pelicans. Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney are questionable. Second night of a back-to-back.
Zion Williamson is probable for New Orleans. Trey Murphy III is questionable. – 2:27 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Warriors just submitted their injury report (deadline was 1 pm local time): Curry, Green, Igoudala and Thompson are all out tonight vs #Pelicans. Looney and Wiggins are questionable – 2:02 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Stephen & Ayesha Curry’s @EatLearnPlay Foundation and Curry Brand renovated the basketball gym at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson, NC.
It’s the 9th court that Curry Brand has donated since 2020. Wall graphic features the TCC mantra of @DavidsonMBB: “Trust. Commitment. Care.” PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Kevin “Headband” Huerter was the king of the 4th quarter over the Pistons!
24 points / 10-19 FG / 5 rebounds / 5 assists / 1 steal
In 4th quarter
13 pts
5-8 FG
3 rebs
3 asts
1 stl
Big-time Huerter! #SacramentoProud #BeamTeam AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kevin Huerter on the Kings’ 6th consecutive victory after the win over the Pistons, looks ahead to making return to Atlanta to face his former Hawks team, and as a Yankees fan, says Aaron Judge will remain with New York.

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kevin Huerter from the locker room. PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kings, last 15 years:
Winning percentage with Kevin Huerter: 60%.
Winning percentage without Kevin Huerter: 35%.
I’m just saying. – 9:41 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Kevin Huerter had 11 of his 24 points in the final 3:23 of the 4th quarter. – 9:10 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said the Pistons gave up key offensive rebounds late, and lost Kevin Huerter, one of the league’s best shooters, for two big 3-pointers – 9:01 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Turning point in this game?
Huerter steal and Fox took it with authority for a JAM to cut it to 124-121.
Kings closed on a 16-5 run to get the win. – 8:56 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kevin Huerter with 24 points now after a big three to put the Kings up 131-127 with 1:29 to go. Golden 1 Center is LOUD now. – 8:30 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Kevin Huerter closing out the Pistons sounds about right. – 8:30 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Everyone is on their feet in Golden 1 Center. Huerter with another triple. 131-127 Kings with 1:29 remaining. – 8:30 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Another 3 from Huerter gives the Kings a 131-127 lead with 1:29 to play. Pistons led by seven at the 8:13 mark. – 8:29 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Huerter ties it with a huge 3-ball. 124-124. – 8:26 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Keegan Murray is back and will be in the starting lineup with Fox, Huerter, Barnes and Sabonis.
Pistons going with: Hayes, Ivey, Livers, Bogdanovic and Bagley III – 5:37 PM

More on this storyline

Josh Lewenberg: Thad Young on Kevin Durant, a fellow member of the 2007 draft class: “I’ve been playing against him and watching his game continuously evolve. Motherf***er’s getting better. He’s a great individual and a really good basketball player, a hall of fame type basketball player.” -via Twitter @JLew1050 / November 22, 2022
Kevin Durant: “I should’ve explained myself better to Chris Haynes, but it wasn’t – it wasn’t like this. That wasn’t my intentions when I was saying it. I was more so saying, look yo, I was trying to protect my teammates from the expectations from everybody else. Like yo relax a little bit, let us work this out until everything gets right, but look at how we’re playing right now. [We have] 30 point wins, 40 point wins, and games where we keep the opposing team under 100 points, but then when we lose and give up 150 points to the lakers for one game, everyone, is like ‘oh shit the sky is falling down.’ And its just like yo, do you see the progression of our team and what we doin’ and how guys are steppin’ up and trying to do more? So when they actually end those rows of gettin’ back to “this what we need you here for”, then Edmond gon’ be better, Royce gon’ be better, Clax gon’ be better, I’m gon’ be better, Joe goin -and oh I forgot about Joe. I ain’t say Joe. Joe coming off a whole year not playing and now basically been playing the 3 for us. He been having to guard bigger guys, he been goin down to the rim a little bit, droppin stuff off, and just expanding his game. -via reddit / November 21, 2022
Kevin Durant: So everybody expanding their game throughout this time, so there’s going to be ups and downs through our team, and I was just [trying to say], ‘don’t expect us to be perfect every night or great every night, because it’s going to be times where we playin’ incredible basketball, and the next game, we might not be be on – we might not be able to hit shit.’ So, that was my whole thing. But I definitely could have worded it better. I wouldn’t put that on anybody but myself. Because I could’ve explained it like this [the first time]. -via reddit / November 21, 2022
Dalton Johnson: Andrew Wiggins will not play tonight for the Warriors vs. the Pelicans. He joins Steph, Klay and Draymond as being out Steve Kerr says he expects Kevon Looney to play -via Twitter @DaltonJ_Johnson / November 21, 2022
Golden State: Stephen Curry (right elbow soreness), Klay Thompson (right achilles tendon injury management) and Draymond Green (low back injury management) have been downgraded to out for Monday’s game against New Orleans. Andrew Wiggins (left foot soreness) and Kevon Looney (left hand contusion) have been downgraded to questionable. -via HoopsHype / November 21, 2022
The Kings’ starting five (Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray and Domantas Sabonis) is blitzing opponents by an amazing 21.8 points per 100 possessions. Units in which Malik Monk replaces rookie Murray with that group are scoring a ridiculous 142.8 points per 100. Four of the five starters have true-shooting marks above 60 percent, and sixth man Monk is at 59.7. In the middle, Sabonis has been the same highly effective pick-and-roll partner and high-post fulcrum he was in Indiana; while he won’t protect the rim, he’s at least contributed to the one thing Sacramento does well defensively by rebounding 31.8 percent of opponent misses. (The Kings are second in defensive rebound rate; their problem is inducing a miss.) We won’t belabor what Tyrese Haliburton is doing in Indiana, but fit-wise, the Fox-Sabonis tandem is working. With so much shooting around them, Sacramento is shooting a league-best 59.8 percent on 2s. -via The Athletic / November 21, 2022
Just nine games into his Sacramento stint, the guard already has noticed a difference in the way NBA referees call Kings games compared to his 274 contests with the Atlanta Hawks. “It hurts me to say this, but yes,” Huerter said Wednesday on Sactown Sports 1140 AM when asked if he has observed a difference in how Kings games are officiated. “Honestly. That is something that within the first [nine] games has been noticeable. “I won’t say which teammates, but a couple of teammates that have been here said, ‘Things are different here in Sac,’ ” Huerter said. “We don’t get many calls. You’re going to realize in every game that things are different, and honestly it is something I’ve felt so far.” -via Yahoo! Sports / November 11, 2022

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