Durant has become the talk of the league this summer, and with Team USA he has lived up to his billing as the game's newest great player. It's now become as difficult as ever to discern which is more impressive, Durant's abilities or his attitude. Despite more and more accolades coming his way, Durant still doesn't mind deferring and deflecting attention to teammates. That trait will continue to endear Durant to his customary supporting cast in Oklahoma City and suggests Durant will make the smart play during the season rather than forcing his way to being the hero.
It's all coming together for Durant, whose growth in the past month alone has been great. Expect the next three weeks to provide even more preparation.
"Kevin wants to be an outstanding player," Krzyzewski told reporters before the team traveled to Spain. "He wants to be the best. So being in this environment with this caliber of player, how he asserts himself here in a different environment will help him even more when he goes back to his current environment."