Kendrick Perkins has been Kevin Durant's most supportive teammate and offered a specific suggestion about how Durant can elevate his game.
“I feel like he could get stronger, in my opinion,” Perkins said. “I think that would help him a lot. I told him all the good and great players that played the game, from Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, they all put size on them, and it helped them.”
Perkins believes that added strength would allow Durant to be durable during a game's most demanding moments.
“Seems like there was possessions he was tired,” Perkins said of Durant. “But, like I said, I think that’s (when) getting in the weight room plays a factor. Cause then you could let your body take over.”
Durant said he will return next season as a better player but understands the challenges of coming back as an improved one after winning the NBA's MVP award.
“It’s something I’m going to figure out,” Durant said. “Some different type of move that I’m going to figure out and try to master. But I’m just going to overall just try to get better, work on every single part of my game and bring it back to the team.”