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Q&A: Kevin Durant likes team’s work ethic

By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer Modified: October 7, 2009 at 8:32 am •  Published: October 7, 2009
A Q&A with the Thunder's Kevin Durant What have you learned about your team going into tonight’s preseason opener?

We play hard. We play harder than we did last year around this time. Guys are playing together and buying into what we want to do on both ends of the floor. So I’m excited to be a part of this team, and I can’t wait to start playing.

What is the team trying to get out of the preseason?

We just want to get better each and every game. Work on what we’ve been doing in training camp and try to get our wind, try to get in some game shape. It’s tougher to get in game shape here in practice. So we want to get some reps up and have fun.

How will the early injuries to Nick Collison and Thabo Sefolosha impact what the team is able to accomplish this preseason?

I think we have enough guys to step in for them while they’re hurt. I think they’re going to be great teammates while they’re not playing and are going to cheer us on. But I think we have guys that fill those roles pretty well. And once they get back they’re going to help us out. It’s bad that they’re hurt but at the same time we have guys that can come in there and fill that role.

How much do you expect to play against Memphis?

Hopefully I play a lot.


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