Toni Kukoc called Kevin Durant the best player in the NBA, stating that this current era doesn't require a main playmaker to generate offense.
"Basketball doesn’t require a playmaker anymore, somebody that you always look for that has to bring the ball up the floor. In this era, there's so many players with multiple skills, that it’s almost a waste of time to look for the playmaker when someone can push the ball and get into the offense.
"Plenty of times LeBron is mistaken as a point guard, which is awesome. Kevin Durant, to me in my personal opinion, is the best player in the NBA. He can easily bring the ball up the floor. That’s a style that the triangle offense allowed that any one of us could run the point or be a post person or fill the corners. It’s not requirement to have a point guard, you can have skill players with 3 or 4 guys on the same team playing multiple positions," said Kukoc in a Reddit AMA.
Durant will not return to the Nets this season as he recovers from an Achilles injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.