“I think he's the most unique guy I've seen, like Alex English, Glen Rice, Len Bias, all these guys all in one,” Williams said. “He does everything. You just can't recall a guy that long who can do what he does every single night. Shooting from 30 feet on the floor with confidence, then driving to the basket and dunking on guys and then go post up. To top it off, he's a great teammate and a good kid.”
Williams is helping coach Team USA this summer. He said he’s looking forward to working with Durant.
“I’m sure I can learn a lot being around someone like him for that long of a time,” Williams said. “He’ll probably get tired of me.”
The Thunder is typically one of the most turnover-prone teams in the NBA.
Entering play on Friday, OKC was averaging 14.9 per game, tied for fourth most in the NBA.
But of late, the Thunder has cut down substantially. In the last three games – all wins – OKC had six, eight and 11 turnovers.
After arguing a call late in the third quarter, Durant was handed his 15th technical of the season.
One more would come with an automatic one-game suspension.
STAT OF THE GAME
The Thunder has beat New Orleans 10 straight times and 14 of the past 15.
The Thunder travels to Indiana for a nationally televised Sunday game against the struggling Pacers. Tip is at noon Oklahoma time on ABC. Indiana has lost 13 of the past 21 games.