Kevin Durant on Bol Bol: He can pretty much do everything on the court

Kevin Durant on Bol Bol: He can pretty much do everything on the court

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Kevin Durant on Bol Bol: He can pretty much do everything on the court

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Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Jacque Vaughn says Kevin Durant playing 38 minutes is “not ideal” but we know how that goes.
The fewer minutes KD plays, the worse off the Nets historically tend to be. – 10:18 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn on KD’s minutes load:
“It’s not ideal… We are behind the scenes talking about what the stretch looks like beyond this. So it’s on our mind.”
Durant is leading the league in minutes this season. – 10:18 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said with no Ben Simmons he had to adjust the rotations to always have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on the court tonight. Has to without Simmons. – 10:14 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn on KD:
“Sometimes I have to make sure I don’t take him for granted.”
I’m sure most Nets fans can agree, JV. – 10:14 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Final: Nets 113, Wizards 107
Porzingis: 27 pts., 19 rebs., 2 blocks
Beal: 25 pts., 5 rebs., 6 assts.
Kuzma: 25 pts., 4 rebs., 3 assts.
Durant: 39 pts., 5 rebs., 5 assts.
Free throws: Nets 24/26, Wizards 23/24
3-pointers: Nets 11/26, Wizards 6/24 – 10:04 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
That’s three in a row for the Nets.
KD finishes with 39 points, five rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes. He was 13-for-20 from the field and 11-for-11 from the free throw line. – 10:03 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Final: Nets 113, Wizards 107
Durant: 39 points, 13/20 shooting
Irving: 27 pts, 9/21 shooting
Harris: 14 pts, 4/6 from three
Another huge KD game. Joe Harris comes alive from three. Two massive hustle plays from Royce down the stretch.
Nets over .500 for the 1st time this year. – 10:03 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
KD tonight:
39 PTS
4th consecutive 30/5/5 game. PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Wizards 113-107 to improve to 12-11, their first time over. 500 this season. They’ve won three straight. All have been ugly, but they’re wins. KD had 39, Kyrie added 27, Joe Harris with 14 on four 3s. Raptors come to town Friday. I expect T.J. Warren to play. – 10:03 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kevin Durant is 44-for-63 from the field over his last three games.
That’s 69.8%. Unbelievable consistency. – 9:46 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets took an 8-point lead with Kyrie, Harris, O’Neale, Durant, Claxton in the game.
Cam Thomas at the scorers table. Jacque Vaughn jumping up and down screaming at the refs for a timeout.
Color me confused. – 9:45 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Longest streaks with 30+ points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists in franchise history:
4 straight – Kevin Durant – active
4 straight – Kevin Durant – Dec. 2021
4 straight – James Harden – Dec. 2021 – Jan. 2022 – 9:39 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant checks back in with 7:27 left and the Nets up seven. Assume he’s in til its over. Would put him at 36 minutes. – 9:32 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD heading to the scorers table with 7:42 left to play. – 9:31 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
More from @BKN_NETSPR: Longest streaks with 30+ points, five or more rebounds and five or more assists in franchise history:
4 straight – Kevin Durant – active
4 straight – Kevin Durant – Dec. 2021
4 straight – James Harden – Dec. 2021 – Jan. 2022 – 9:21 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: Kevin Durant (31 points, five rebounds, five assists) has recorded 30/5/5 in each of his last four games, matching a career-best streak.
He previously recorded 30/5/5 in four straight games in Dec. 2021, Nov. 2018 and March 2016. – 9:20 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
KD (31 points, five rebounds, five assists) has recorded 30/5/5 in each of his last four games, matching a career-best streak. – 9:20 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Wizards 80-77. Sluggish third quarter for the Nets’ offense. KD has 31. Next highest scorer is Kyrie with 12 points. Nets getting outscored in the paint by 16 and in second-chance points by 10. – 9:18 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Durant has 31 points at the end of three, but the Nets are leading by just three points. – 9:17 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Some Kevin Durant history being made:
KD (31 points, five rebounds, five assists) has recorded 30/5/5 in each of his last four games, matching a career-best streak.
He previously recorded 30/5/5 in four straight games in Dec. 2021, Nov. 2018 and March 2016. – 9:17 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Kevin Durant playing center at 34 years old – 9:14 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant gets a wide-open three off a pocket pass from Seth Curry and drains it.
I can probably count on three fingers the number of times KD has gotten an uncontested three this season.
Nets lead 78-72. – 9:14 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
KD makin’ it look easy 🪣🎯 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets lead the #Wizards 57-53 at the break. Kevin Durant has 21 points on efficient 8-of-11 shooting, while Joe Harris is 3-of-4 from deep. – 8:38 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards go into halftime down 57-53 to the Nets. Porzingis has 15, Beal has 14 and Kuzma has 13. KD has 21 pts. – 8:38 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 21 at the half, and the Nets are up, 57-53, over the Wizards. Beal, Kuzma and Porzingis have combined for 42 points. Nets look disjointed when KD isn’t on the floor. Harris has 11, Irving has 9.
Assists: BKN 15, WSH 8
Rebounds: WSH 22, BKN 18 – 8:38 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Half: Nets 57, Wizards 53
Durant: 21 pts, 8/11 shooting
Harris: 11 pts, 3/4 from three
Irving: 9 pts, 4/9 shooting
Sumner: 8 pts, 2/3 from three
KD is on another level. Porzingis (15), Beal (14), and Kuzma (13) carrying the load for Washington. – 8:38 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Nets lead the Wizards 57-53. Kevin Durant has 21, Joe Harris with 11 and 3-for-4 from 3. Maybe he can get going. Ed Sumner with a pair of 3s, too. Wizards getting more second-chance opportunities and points down low. – 8:37 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD already has 21 points –16 of which came in 1st quarter. The offense isn’t the issue for the Nets though. The problem is they get far too comfortable in a lot of these games just going basket for basket against whichever team they’re playing that night. Same story against Wiz. – 8:36 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD looks to pass too much on the break sometimes.
He’s got so much length. Better off just taking it himself in some of these spots. – 8:35 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant is cooking, again, and the Nets are starting to get some separation. Gets the mid-range to fall against Deni Avdija and the foul. Nets lead by eight, he’s up to 19. – 8:31 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
My goodness KD is locked in. – 8:31 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant and Edmond Sumner have left Bradley Beal wide open on pick and rolls twice this quarter.
Cannot happen. – 8:28 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Dang. Kevin Durant has 16 points and the Nets lead Washington, 29-28, at the end of the first. I guess he didn’t need much time to recover from his 45 point performance Monday. – 8:10 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
It’s 29-28 Nets at the end of the 1st. Kevin Durant has 16 pts already. Wiz are 0-3 3PT with 4 TOs, but lead 20-8 in paint points. – 8:10 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
16pts in the 1st qtr by Kevin Durant! That marks the most points tallied by a Net in a first quarter this season. – 8:10 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 16 first-quarter points, but the Nets are only up 1 entering the second.
Nets 29, Wizards 28
Wizards shooting 6/10 from 3PT range VS 3/6 from Brooklyn. Beal, Porzingis and Kuzma combined for 23 of WSH 28 points. Kyrie Irving played 6 min in 11. KD played all 12 – 8:09 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets lead the Wizards 29-28. Markieff Morris with a Eurostep layup to beat the buzzer. Kevin Durant has 16 points, Ed Sumner has five. KD’s 16 are the most tallied by a Net in the first quarter this season. Wizards feasting in the paint 20-8 points wise. – 8:09 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
End Q1: Nets 29, Wizards 28
Kevin Durant: 16 points, 6/9 shooting
Everyone not named Kevin Durant: 12 points, 5/14 shooting – 8:08 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Halftime: Hawks 70, Magic 50
Paolo Banchero – 11 pts, 3 asts
Terrence Ross – 10 pts
Franz Wagner – 7 pts, 3 rebs
Bol Bol – 6 pts, 4 rebs
Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony each with 4 pts – 8:06 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kevin Durant has already made like three shots tonight where I’m not sure how much better the Wizards could have defended them. He has 14 pts in 8 min on 5-7 FG. – 7:59 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has 14 of the Nets’ first 23 points.
The MVP chants are starting.
Durant 14, Wizards 15, rest of Nets 9 – 7:58 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant is on fire once again.
14 points
5/7 shooting
3:50 left in the 1st. – 7:58 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
KD picking up right where he left off. 7 points on 3/3 shooting to start this one. – 7:49 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 1Q: Hawks 38, Magic 27.
Paolo Banchero/Terrence Ross: 6 points each
Franz Wagner: 5 points
Markelle Fultz/Bol Bol: 4 points each
Hawks shooting 64% from the field (16 of 25) despite going 0 of 6 on 3s. – 7:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joe Harris starts in place of Ben Simmons alongside Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Royce O’Neale and Nic Claxton tonight against the Wizards. #Nets7:01 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters vs. Washington: Irving, Harris, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 7:01 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic will start Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, and Bol Bol tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.
Fultz will be on a minutes restriction per Head Coach Jamahl Mosley.
Mo Bamba (back spasms) is out. – 5:17 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic starters vs. Hawks: Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero and Bol Bol. – 5:17 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Shai Alexander-Gilchrist in November:
31 PPG
51 FG%
Only one other Thunder has finished a month averaging 30/5/5 on 50% shooting — Kevin Durant. PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
ICYMI: #Nets‘ Kevin Durant knows simple answer for 3-point shooting struggles… via @nypostsports1:35 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
We’re at the quarter-season mark, so here are my very early award picks:
MVP: Jayson Tatum
DPOY: Brook Lopez
ROY: Paolo Banchero
6MOY: Malcolm Brogdon
MIP: Bol Bol
COY: Monty Williams
EOY: Koby Altman
Everything is very much up for grabs, though Monty would be tough to unseat. – 11:19 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
We’re officially at the quarter-mark of the season.
There are still 7 players averaging 30 PPG.
33.5 — Luka
32.1 — Embiid
31.4 — Steph
31.1 — Shai
30.9 — Giannis
30.8 — Tatum
30.0 — Durant AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Paolo Banchero compared Bol Bol’s versatility and playing style to Victor Wembanyama 👇 AM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New Mismatch with @Chris Vernon on a whole bunch of topics:
-Nembhard’s game-winner!
-Lakers upcoming schedule
-Devin Booker’s greatness
-KD vs. Bol Bol
-KAT injury
-SGA vs. Herb Jones
-Shake Milton
-Belief in the Heat?
-What is going on in Dallas?
All that and much more: – 5:37 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the only good thing about twitter these days is that everyday bol bol is trending and all the tweets are a pure, uncut salute to the man’s greatness – 12:36 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Bol Bol has drawn comparisons to Victor Wembanyama and Most Improved Player of the Year consideration. In three seasons with the Nuggets, Bol scored 142 points. In 21 games with the Magic, Bol has already scored 283 points. He also ranks 5th in blocks.
👉🏼 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Pulling up from three-point line, blocking 3PT shots and doing whatever he wants? Yeah, that’s Bol Bol 👀
He had 24 PTS, 6 REB game against Nets tonight 🔥 AM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @Underdog__NBA
– Andrew Nembhard writes his name in blood
– The catastrophic defeat in LA
– Devin Booker and KD’s MVP campaigns
This will be a CALLS ONLY SHOW.
Rapid Reaction to it all, starting now!
📺 AM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Kevin Durant on the @Orlando Magic‘s @Bol Bol: “He’s unique. He’s tough to deal with.”
(Video via Nets PR) PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Bol Bol shot 3-4 on pull-up 3s with 2 blocks vs the Nets.
In all of NBA history, here is the entire list of players to shoot 60% from the field, 40% from 3 and average 2 blocks per game.
Bol Bol this season.
He’s 7-foot-2.
He’s 23. – 10:21 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Imagine Scoot Henderson with Paolo, Bol Bol and Franz.
Absolutely incredible.
And honestly, I kind of like Suggs next to Scoot too.
The makings of an incredible core in Orlando. – 10:07 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Bol Bol had 24 points against the Nets. A tidy 10-of-15 shooting for the Magic. His last bucket was this grab-and-go 3 he buried after stopping on a dime. Again, he’s 7-2. PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Bol Bol and KD go shot-for-shot down the stretch. feel like i just witnessed an eclipse above the Northern Lights. – 9:50 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Final: Nets 109, Magic 102
Paolo Banchero – 24 pts, 4 rebs, 5 asts, 2 stls
Bol Bol – 24 pts, 6 rebs, 2 blks
Franz Wagner – 21 pts, 2 stls
Kevin Durant with a sensational night for Brooklyn: 45 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks – 9:47 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
Bol Bol acting like Curry made me leap out of chair hahahaha PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Bol Bol, doing Bol Bol stuff. He has 21 points. PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Admiral Schofield and Bol Bol cut the Nets’ lead to four with 9:09 left. Timeout Jacque Vaughn. – 9:25 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant has blocked both Bol Bol and Paolo Banchero tonight. – 9:12 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Kevin Durant just blocked Bol Bol’s jumper. PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Paolo Banchero makes an uncontested layup at the buzzer to close out the first half.
Nets lead 52-51.
Paolo Banchero: 14 points, 3 assists
Franz Wagner/Bol Bol: 12 points each – 8:35 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The Magic come out with the proper response after last night’s outing. Close contest in Brooklyn at the half.
Nets 52, Magic 51
Paolo Banchero scores at the buzzer and leads Orlando with 14 points
Franz Wagner and Bol Bol each with 12 points – 8:34 PM
Bol Bol gets it done on both sides 💪 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Bol Bol casually sticking with Seth Curry on the perimeter, blocking his 3, and then running out for the dunk – 8:24 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Entertaining first quarter. Nets trail Magic, 28-23, after Bol Bol happened at Barclays Center. Bol had 10 PTS & 4 REB in Q1. KD & Kyrie have 21 of BKN’s 23 points. – 8:07 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
I remember being here when Bol Bol fell to 44th overall in the 2019 draft. Regardless of medicals, it was shocking no one bet on his talent earlier.
Same for Lu Dort, who went undrafted. – 8:07 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Strong showing for the shorthanded @Orlando Magic in the first quarter.
Magic 28, Nets 23
Bol Bol with 10 pts & 4 rebs
Paolo Banchero posted 8 pts & 2 asts – 8:06 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 1Q: Magic 28, Nets 23.
Bol Bol: 10 points, 4 rebounds
Paolo Banchero: 8 points, 2 assists – 8:06 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Bol Bol is absolutely killing the Nets. – 8:00 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Gringotts is open for the Magic. Bol Bol is up to seven points and Paolo has eight. They’re getting whatever they want right now. Lead 25-18 with 3:33 left in the first. No Net not named Kevin or Kyrie has scored. – 7:58 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Brooklyn is getting the full Bol Bol experience. – 7:57 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Point guard Bol Bol is what everyone wants to see. – 7:57 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Bol Bol running rampant in Brooklyn. – 7:57 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bol Bol is a freak freak. Goes to the basket and gets the and-1. – 7:55 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
So it’ll be a starting lineup of Franz Wagner, Gary Harris, Caleb Houstan, Paolo Banchero and Bol Bol vs. the Brooklyn Nets.
Caleb’s first NBA start.
First time the aforementioned lineup will be on the floor together, according to the data on the league’s official website. – 7:04 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic coach Jamahl Mosley said the team is going to “look at starting” Franz Wagner, Gary Harris, Caleb Houstan, Paolo Banchero and Bol Bol tonight vs. the Nets.
Mo Bamba (back spasms) is a game-time decision. – 6:48 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Paul Reed sees your fawning over Bol Bol and raises you a Statue of Liberty dunk. PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Sixers are on a 33-9 run over the last 9:51 and lead 56-39 after Paul Reed’s dunk on Bol Bol with 4:29 left in the half. They’re up to 32 points in the paint. – 6:57 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Paul Reed just sent Bol Bol to the shadow realm – 6:57 PM

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What ultimately sold KD on getting involved in the 10 Creators Program, then? “We had a conversation with Kevin about it and everyone was super excited. We talked to Olivier and he was super excited,” Karson said. “This is our second Friday Night Live platform, and Kevin immediately said, ‘I want Olivier involved. I want him to design my t-shirt.’ It was the perfect storm of amazing talents coming together organically… We’re already talking to Olivier about what more we can do together.” -via / November 30, 2022
In a segment called “Spicy Questions: Truth or Drink,” where VanVleet had to indulge in Ibaka’s insect-infused drink whenever he declined to answer his questions, the Rockford native showed his loyalty to the team’s precocious star. The 33-year-old asked VanVleet whether he would trade Barnes for Durant straight up. Much to Ibaka’s chagrin, because VanVleet’s answer meant he now had to drink, the 28-year-old said he would keep Barnes. “I wouldn’t do it,” VanVleet said when asked if he would trade Barnes for Durant. “I told you, I’m a loyal guy; I’m not a trade guy.” -via Yahoo! / November 29, 2022
Cody Taylor: The Magic will start Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Bol Bol and Paolo Banchero tonight vs. Atlanta. Jamahl Mosley said Fultz will be on a minutes restriction of “around 15.” -via Twitter @CodyTaylorNBA / November 30, 2022
“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my career not playing and being injured,” Bol told HoopsHype. “I think this has definitely been the best opportunity for me being on this team and getting a chance to play. It’s been fun every game. I feel like I’ve been getting better each game.” -via HoopsHype / November 29, 2022

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