Kevin Durant will not be having fun with his third season as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. From midsummer trade requests to coach firings to all things Kyrie Irving, it hasn’t been a banner 12 months for KD’s squad. The team is under .500 and will not be even currently within the Eastern Conference play-in-game picture. As if that every one weren’t awful enough, Durant and the Nets allowed 153 points to the lowly Sacramento Kings on national television. Afterward, Durant set free on his teammates after taking an unexpected L, “Have a look at our starting lineup. Edmond Sumner, Royce O’Neale, Joe Harris, [Nic] Claxton and me. It’s not disrespect, but what are you expecting from that group? You expect us to win because I’m on the market.” While Durant might not be fallacious, he’s hardly blameless on this whole affair. For now, he stays Brooklyn’s franchise player, but when things keep spiraling down the best way they’ve been, it’s possible the Nets could fulfill his trade request. Higher late than never, I assume.
Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. Despite all of the turmoil, Durant is averaging over 30 PPG for the third time in his profession and his first since leaving OKC. In NBA history, including KD, a complete of just 32 players have averaged 30 points per game over the course of an everyday season. How lots of the 32 are you able to name in five minutes?