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Kevin Durant says it’s now time to rest, focus on Thunder

Aug 22, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT

Kevin Durant AP

First there was the NBA finals. Then there was a trip to London to pick up some gold with a few friends. Then there has been a week of red carpets and movie promotion.

It’s been a busy summer for Kevin Durant.

With the release of his movie “Thuderstruck” this weekend Durant has been making the rounds promoting the film, but now it is time to focus on getting some rest and being ready for the Thunder’s season, he told Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

I think I’m just going to work out, get my cardio back up. If anybody knows me, I probably won’t stop [playing]. But I’m going to have to force myself, too. I know rest is very important, just as important as getting better on the basketball court. I gotta make sure I get my proper rest [to be] ready for the start of training camp.

A couple weeks ago, the Thunder were still the favorite in the West, but with the Lakers acquisition of Dwight Howard things will be very interesting. To say the least. But the Thunder to a man continue to say all the right things about worrying about themselves not everyone else.

It’s different every year. What we did last year is out the door, though. We can’t bring that into the new season. The target is going to be on our back, just like it has been for the last two years.

  1. lakerluver - Aug 22, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    They “were” the favorites!……..The Thunder are a great young team but last season they were exposed a bit as a very one dimensional team. Durant is the best pure scorer in the world and Westbrook is one of the most explosive (albeit erratic) players in the league. But can a team without an MJ or LeBron win a title without even a threat of an inside game? I’m not so sure they can. Now if Durant or Ibaka could develop in the low post OKC would be extremely hard to beat.
    The Thunder remind me of the Portland team that featured Drexler, Porter, Kersey, etc. They were destined to be the “next” team to dominate the league. That team won a lot of games and went to 2 Finals but never won a title.

  2. tannethrill - Aug 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Focus on Thunder…struck!!!! Wait until movie awards season, this one might out gross Kazam lol

  3. kspinnerjr - Aug 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Every team in the league got exposed last season. The difference with the Thunder is that they were 22 and 23 year olds that won the West and made it to the Finals, just entering their prime; oppose to their competition thats on the downside of their careers.

  4. crustylovelips - Aug 22, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    You had a great season KD.. not as good as LBJ.. but a damm good season..

    and yes.. i’m from Cleveland.. i respect him.. but i don’t like him.. #respectthebitch

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