Kevin Durant has said that he is dedicating his 11-12 season to former teammate Jeff Green, who is out for the year following heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.

“I dedicate the season to him,” Durant said.

“Jeff is a positive person. I learned so much from him. No matter what, he stays positive through the toughest times. He's still smiling and laughing and enjoying himself. It's tough to go through what he went through, and I pray for him every single day. But he knows that he's going to get back better and stronger. I can't wait for that day. I know he can't wait.”