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Here’s a vote for Thunder’s Kevin Durant

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY Modified: April 6, 2009 at 6:08 am •  Published: April 6, 2009
But his rebounding is down and his assists are only slightly better than a year ago while his shooting percentages remain nearly identical.

Harris, meanwhile, has the help of Vince Carter. And although Harris has gone from 14.8 points per game to a 22-point scoring average, his efficiency has decreased from 46.3 percent to 44.1 percent. When Harris was at his best despite playing on a short leash in Dallas, he shot 49.2 percent from the field because of his driving ability. This year, he’s gotten away from that, turning into more of the chucker that many knocked Durant for being last year.

Publicly, however, Durant says he doesn’t deserve to be in the conversation, a similar stance to the modest statements he made earlier this season when asked about his All-Star chances.

"I think I’ve gotten better throughout the year, but I know there are guys that had a big jump from last season to this season,” Durant said. "It’s up in the air right now. But I wouldn’t consider myself as the Most Improved.

"It’ll be nice to win Rookie of the Year and then come back the next year and get Most Improved. It shows how much as an organization we pride ourselves on getting better and helping each other get better. But I’m not worried about it. That’s not going to make me upset if I don’t get Most Improved.”


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