â€œI wouldn't say I was fatigued,â€ Durant said.
Durant also denies that added attention by opposing defenses has negatively affected him, often saying he's already seen it all. And Thunder coach Scott Brooks refused to concede that the emergence of point guard Russell Westbrook's offensive game has been a difficult adjustment for Durant to make.
â€œWe got a few guys that have improved offensively,â€ Brooks said. â€œJeff (Green) has gotten better. Serge (Ibaka) has definitely improved. James (Harden), lately, he's been much better. Everybody has to make an adjustment for your team to be successful. And Kevin is not an exception to that rule. Everybody has to sacrifice.â€
Durant thinks he has. Unlike last season, Durant boasts of being a more complete player.
â€œI feel like I'm doing other things for my team to win,â€ Durant said. â€œAs a player, that's what you want to do. Of course I'm going to get plenty of shots and opportunities to score and I want to capitalize on them. But I want to try to do other things like playing defense, getting steals and assists and getting blocks to help my team.
â€œIt's all about wins and losses here for us. I'm just trying to contribute.â€