Hollins: Nets Fans Shouldn't Worry About Durant

Ryan Hollins does not believe Kevin Durant will lose much, if any, skill while recovering from a torn Achilles

Tiki and Tierney
July 01, 2019 - 6:43 pm

The Brooklyn Nets made the splash of all free-agent splashes Sunday, agreeing to deals with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Durant and Irving are two of the most talented players in the NBA, but both come with question marks, especially Durant, who will likely miss all of next season while recovering from a torn Achilles.

NBA analyst Ryan Hollins, however, believes Durant won’t lose much, if any, of his skill upon his return to the court.

“He’s going to be just fine post-injury,” Hollins said on Tiki & Tierney. “This isn’t a guy who relies on athleticism. He’s 6-11 with a 7-4 wingspan, and he shoots the ball at the peak of his jump.”

Durant’s jumper is reminiscent of Dirk Nowitzki, Hollins says, just more unblock-able.

“Kevin Durant is good enough,” Hollins said. “If we question that, just think about what he did in Game 5 of the Finals. He played on one leg (and scored 11 points in 12 minutes). That’s at worst. That’s what Kevin Durant is going to look like at worst.”

Click below to listen to Hollins’ interview in its entirety.