According to former Chicago Bulls player Toni Kukoc, Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA. He took part in a Q&A session on Reddit and answered a few questions from the fans.
Kukoc played for 13 years in the NBA. He established himself as one of the best European players in the league. His most notable period in the NBA came when he played alongside Michael Jordan and others in Chicago Bulls. He was a part of the Bulls side that won three consecutive titles in 1996, 1997, and 1998.
When fans asked him who his favorite playmaker was, Kukoc felt that basketball in this generation does not require a playmaker. He felt that there are so many players now with multiple skills and teams aren’t looking for players who are just playmakers. He gave the example of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, saying many see him as a point guard.
“Plenty of times LeBron is mistaken as a point guard, which is awesome,” he said. Continuing his reply, Kukoc said that Durant was the best player in the league in his opinion.
“Kevin Durant, to me in my personal opinion, is the best player in the NBA. He can easily bring the ball up the floor. That’s a style that the triangle offense allowed that any one of us could run the point or be a post person or fill the corners.
“It’s not a requirement to have a point guard, you can have skill players with 3 or 4 guys on the same team playing multiple positions.”
Kevin Durant: A versatile superstar
For the last few years, people have viewed Durant among the best all-time players in the NBA. He started his NBA career in 2007 when Seattle Supersonics (currently Oklahoma City Thunder) drafted him with the second overall pick.
Leading the team from the front, Durant became an All-Star for the first time in 2010. He won the NBA MVP award in 2014. Two years later, he would enter free agency as one of the biggest players up for grabs.
Ultimately, he signed for the Golden State Warriors. His versatility helped him fit in the star-studded team and lead them to two consecutive titles.
Currently, Durant is part of the Brooklyn Nets team and will be looking to add to his accolades.