Prior to his injury, the Warriors were outscoring teams by 12.5 points per game with Durant in the lineup, according to ESPN Stats & Info, the largest margin in NBA history. His defensive impact may have played a hand in that.
Durant is a former league MVP and a three-time NBA Cheap NFL Jerseys From China scoring champion. Imagine losing him for five weeks on a team pegged to make a championship run.
Now, imagine getting him back before the playoffs even hit.
The Warriors had just hit their groove without KD, rattling off 13 straight wins with a victory over Phoenix on Wednesday. Now, they get arguable their best player back in the rotation with three games to re-adjust to his game.
But Johnson has been an inside-outside scorer since he was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2001. He was so good, Boston had to trade him in his rookie season to Phoenix, where New Nike NFL Jerseys he later went on to average 18 points per game for the 2004-05 “Seven Seconds or Less” Suns team — a team he believed could have won the championship had a freak fractured orbital bone not sidelined him in the playoffs.
Johnson spent seven seasons dominating defenders with the Atlanta Hawks, who in-part built an offense around his dangerous one-on-one skill set. He averaged 21 points in his time as “Iso Joe” in Atlanta, becoming one of the more reliable players in crunch time with 12 game-winners between 2003-04 and 2007-08.