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On Kevin Durant: LeBron and Kenny Smith give their 2 cents

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 14, 2009
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LeBron James and Kenny Smith were analysts for TNT’s broadcast Friday night between the Sophomores and Rookies game in Phoenix. This is what they had to say about Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant, Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook.

"The one thing he’s doing this year that he really didn’t get a grasp last year is shot management. He only takes certain shots and creates certain shots. That’s why he’s shooting a better percentage. Everybody wants him to be a (small forward) because he’s 6-9. But I think his natural position is a two-guard. He can definitely fill it up from anywhere. As he continues to get stronger, he might be able to shift to the three, but right now he’s a two, because they have Jeff Green beside him.” — LeBron James

"He reminds me of the Ice Man. He’s got a little George Gervin to him. He’s like 6-10 handling the rock. If they list him at 6-9, he’s every bit of it and handles the ball like he’s 6-5... He’s like a guard. He’s freak of nature. You’re watching an All-Star next year... Reggie Miller didn’t put on weight. He just has to be wiry strong.