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Tale of the tape: Bob McAdoo vs. Kevin Durant

by John Helsley Published: June 15, 2012
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The early careers of Kevin Durant and current Heat assistant coach Bob McAdoo are eerily similar, summoning comparisons of the two:

Category

McAdoo

Durant

Frame

6-9, 210

6-9, 215

Drafted

2nd overall (1972)

2nd overall (2007)

Rookie of the Year

1973

2008

Wins in rookie year

21

20

Young turnaround

21-game improvement (1974)

27-game improvement (2010)

Scoring titles

Three straight (1974, 1975, 1976)

Three straight (2010, 2011, 2012)

Early playoff run

Three straight (1974, 1975, 1976)

Three straight (2010, 2011, 2012)

Lessons from champions

Twice lost in playoffs to eventual champion (Celtics 1974, 1976)

Twice lost in playoffs to eventual champion (Lakers 2010, Mavericks 2011)

Points through five seasons

10,821

9,978