Last season, Durant entered training camp at 235 pounds. He deemed it “a big thing” for him to have gained 20 pounds since he entered the league in 2007. This year, his body appears to have filled out even more. But there was nothing special, Durant said, that was done this summer.
“I guess I'm just getting older, man, because I was working out the same,” Durant said. “I've been doing it for the last five summers. I just got to keep going, man. I can't stop during the season as far as weightlifting is concerned. I just got to stick with it and hopefully I'll just keep getting stronger.”
Durant has admitted that throughout his career he's had trouble keeping the weight he adds over the summer. But now that he's 24, he's optimistic he will now be more capable of maintaining his muscle.
“Yeah, I think I've passed (that point). Hopefully I've passed it,” Durant said. “The season is long. We have so many games, and you're playing 40 minutes, so sometimes it's tough to keep that weight on. But I have to do it, and I make a conscious effort to always eat right and take care of my body and do the things I need to do to keep that weight on.”