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NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant is not a clutch player, says basketball analyst

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Kevin Durant is considered as one of the best players in the NBA today and he will be under scrutiny this season after signing with the Golden State Warriors in the offseason. One basketball analyst thinks that despite being labeled as a clutch player throughout his career, Durant is actually anti-clutch.

According to Pasha Stewart of Not Your Mother’s Podcast, the 27-year-old superstar is a great player but he has failed most of the time in the clutch. He used several analyses and statistics to point out the Durant usually shoots worse and turns the ball over in clutch situations.

“If I had to sum up Durant’s play in the final minutes of big games I’d say gets fouled, makes the freebies, misses big shots in crucial moments and turns the ball over at an astonishing rate for a superstar,” Stewart opined.

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Stewart also gave a warning to the Golden State Warriors and their fans about Kevin Durant. He noted that KD has to make more winning plays in order to win. Apparently, he believes that Durant did not win in OKC because he was “Mr. Anti-Clutch.”

“Enjoy your super group, Dubs fans. Just don’t count your titles before they’re hatched because if you find yourself in a battle late, don’t be surprised when Durant turns the ball over or misses a big shot. It’s what he does,” he added.

It’s not the first time a fan from Oklahoma City has blasted Durant’s ability in the clutch. Other websites such as The Oklahoman have called KD “Mr. Unreliable.”

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Of course, there are other people that will say Kevin Durant is a clutch player. Astramskas David of Ball is Life called KD earlier this year as the “most clutch player in the NBA.”

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