Draymond Green has experienced a lot in his storied career, from championships to All-Star weekends and the ups and downs of his potential Hall-of-Fame career. But according to Green, the most insane thing he’s ever seen on the basketball court was Kevin Durant’s training regimen.
In his latest appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Green mentioned that Durant treated practice as if he's playing a real basketball game. He did everything in training at a game speed and Green had never seen anyone do something similar before. Draymond always thought that approaching practice as if it were an NBA game was a cliche until his former teammate opened his eyes and made him believe it was possible.
“He does every single move when he’s on the basketball floor at game speed. Whether he’s just coming off a warm-up or he’s halfway through the workout. Every single move and every time he steps on the floor, it’s game speed, and I think it’s the most incredible thing in the world because no one does that,”
Draymond Green, SiriusXM NBA Radio
Commitment to winning
Durant, who played with the Golden State Warriors for three years, is one of the most dangerous offensive players in the NBA. His training methods must be one of the reasons why the game comes so easy for him. Before suffering an MCL sprain in January, KD led the NBA in scoring and was a top candidate to win this year’s Most Valuable Player award.
For Green to point out Durant’s training regiment as the most impressive thing he’s ever seen just goes to show how serious Durant is about winning. KD is still on a mission to include his name as part of the NBA’s greatest players of all time, but the two-time champion hasn’t won a ring after his tenure with the Warriors.
Now, Durant finds himself in a relatively new situation with the Nets alongside Ben Simmons and a part-time player in Kyrie Irving. It will be interesting to see how Durant bounces back from his injury and if he can lead the Nets to a championship despite their recent struggles.
At least, the Nets can count on Durant and his training abilities to get back to top form.