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Oklahoma City Thunder report card: Breaking down Kevin Durant's season

Kevin Durant enjoyed his best season to date, but he still fell short of straight As.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: May 23, 2013
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photo - NBA BASKETBALL / REACTION: Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) reacts after he leaves the court following Game 5 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
NBA BASKETBALL / REACTION: Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) reacts after he leaves the court following Game 5 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Poise: C. There was a downside to Durant becoming more vocal and expressive. He was hit with 12 technical fouls this season, as many as he's received combined in his first five years. He also was ejected for the first time in his career and picked up his first career flagrant foul. Each time he vowed to chill out, Durant almost comically would pick up another technical.

Ball-security: C. While his playmaking improved, Durant's tendency to throw it away did not. He tallied a career-high 280 turnovers, the fourth most in the league. Much of that was a result of having the ball in his hands more than he ever has. Still, he had trouble both with dribbling in traffic and making sharp passes without them getting picked off.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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