Thunder guard James Harden — "He's our leader. He's our leading scorer and he's the founder. It's great to have him with this organization. It's a building process. Congrats to him."
Philadelphia coach Doug Collins — "He's fantastic. I love his game. I love the way he loves to play basketball. He's terrific."
New Jersey forward and former Texas teammate Damion James — "He deserves it. By far, he was one of the best players in the NBA last year and he really separated himself from the other players. He's doing great."
NBA TV studio host Marc Fein — "With four kids, and being in this business, I try to find people that I can feel comfortable having my kids root for. And every interaction I've had with Kevin Durant I've been so impressed with him. He's been so great that he's the type of person I can have my kids root for."
Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy — "I think it's unbelievably impressive that he's here with the summer league team and spending his time encouraging these guys. As the best player and as a team leader, you just don't see that kind of stuff very much. They've obviously got a special guy, not only in terms of talent but also in terms of the way he views being a professional basketball player and the way he views his role on the team."
Thunder guard Kyle Weaver — "It's very much well-deserved for him. I'm happy for him. And he's only going to get better."
Boston coach Doc Rivers — "We're going to be waiting for him. That's how good he'll be. He's in that same language as the guys who are free agents now. And in five years he has a chance to be the best player in the league."