In the last nine games, Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb, Thabo Sefolosha, Derek Fisher and Kendrick Perkins — five players that make up more than a third of the Thunder's offense — are all shooting below 42 percent.
Durant, meanwhile, has been blazing, with averages of 31.8 points, 11 rebounds and 4.4 assists while shooting 45.6 percent over that same span.
“He cares about his teammates,” Brooks said. “He wants to make sure everybody is involved and everybody is having success. Shooting too much? I wouldn't label him as a guy that's taking too many shots.
“I like him taking shots if they're good shots. But I like him taking 3s if they're off the pass, unless we're in a situation where it's a two-for-one then I like that pull-up 3. I think he's taken maybe too many 3s that are not from a pass … If I want to criticize one area of his shot selection it's probably that.”
Over the past nine games, Durant has hoisted 6.9 3-pointers on average. He tied his career high with 13 3-point attempts last Tuesday at Utah, a game in which he also tied his career high with 34 shot attempts.
“I just can't keep thinking about myself,” Durant said. “It's messing up the rhythm. So I got to figure out how I can help them out. It's not about them helping me. It's about me helping them.”