“I'm not just being biased, but he should be up there for MVP for the season that he had,” said Thunder center Kendrick Perkins. “But one thing about KD is he's all about team and he wants to win.”
Durant helped to lead the Thunder to a 47-19 record and the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Thunder will open the playoffs Saturday against the defending champion Dallas Mavericks, and many now consider Oklahoma City the favorite to come out of the West.
“We're going to go as far as he's capable of leading us,” said Thunder guard Derek Fisher of Durant. “But he doesn't want to go by himself. He wants us to come with him and go out there and play with passion and play hard, the same way he does every night. I'm looking forward to going into this postseason as a teammate of his.”