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Stats show Kevin Durant’s positive impact on Steph Curry; wants Rolex in return

Kevin Durant & Steph Curry

KD had a significant impact on Steph Curry while being teammates together

Numbers prove that Kevin Durant was instrumental in helping Stephen Curry achieve his latest milestone; KD knows it and wants something in return.

Send the Rollie

After Curry is crowned the 3-point king in the NBA, a graphic post revealed the players who helped him achieve it. Ball is Life posted on their Twitter account detailing how many 3-point assists Steph received from former and current players. Draymond Green placed first with 479 assists, followed by Andre Iguodala’s 168, Durant’s 153, and Klay Thompson’s 129. Durant responded to the Tweet and wanted a Rolex in return. 

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After making history, the Golden State Warriors star gave Green and Iguodala Rolexes. KD is right to demand his own gift after surprisingly registering more 3-point assists to Steph in his brief time in Golden State than Klay. 

A quick look at his page on Basketball-Reference tells us that Durant improved his assists as a Warrior compared to his stint in Seattle and Oklahoma City. It could be because he was a lot wiser as a person and a player at that time, and the Warriors had so much offensive talent that he could trust more in his teammates shooting the ball rather than him taking most of the shots.

Is Klay not passing enough?

The light-hearted moment also brought something into light: how come Klay Thompson, who played all his career with Curry, only made 129 3-point assists to Steph? Compared to KD, who only played in Golden State for three seasons, Thompson’s assists were outrageously low.

Durant was a bonafide superstar who came into a championship team. He still scored but also passed when needed. Kevin knew he had to adapt, and the numbers proved it. Meanwhile, Klay’s main task is not to pass the ball but to shoot it. As someone who has the same role as Steph in the team, it’s understandable that his assists are not on the same level.

Steve Kerr’s system involves freeing their main shooters, but it’s also a free-flowing system where everyone can hold the ball and score. The breakout season of Gary Payton II is proof of that. Thompson could maybe give his Rolex to Durant once he receives his gift because the Brooklyn Nets star deserves it more than he does. 

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