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How Many Times has Kevin Durant Changed Teams in his NBA Career?

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Kevin Wayne Durant is a small forward for the Brooklyn Nets. From blocking shots to making them, KD gives his all on both ends of the court. He is easily one of the most skilled players in the league right now. Throughout his successful career, Kevin Durant has been a part of four franchises. He is a player every team would love to have on their roster but hate to be up against.

Seattle SuperSonics: A Young And Hungry KD 

In the 2007 NBA draft, the Seattle SuperSonics drafted Kevin Durant as the second overall pick. Durant was 19 years old when he made his debut in the NBA. In his very first game he put up 18 points and five rebounds. It was clear that KD was a hungry rookie fighting to make a mark. Kevin Durant also went on to win Rookie Of The Year and averaged 20.3 points per game. Kevin created history by joining Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as the only teenagers to score a minimum of 20 points in their first season.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant Is The MVP

The Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma and were now called the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant was joined by the very talented Russell Westbrook. In the 2009-10 season, Kevin Durant created history as he went on to become the youngest NBA scoring champion with an average of 30.1 points per game. However, in his playoff debut the team did not make it past round 1.

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The 2010-11 season saw the Oklahoma City Thunder come back stronger than ever. The team behind Kevin Durant’s leadership went on to earn the fourth seed in the Western conference. In the playoffs they made it to the Conference finals where they were eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in five games. The pattern of making the playoffs but not getting to the NBA finals continued for Kevin Durant and co till the 2012-13 season.

The 2013-14 season was one of the most memorable seasons for Kevin Durant. KD came out all guns blazing. He averaged 35.9 points per game in 12 straight games. The Oklahoma City thunder finished with 59 wins. Kevin Durant was crowned MVP of the season. His MVP speech is one of the most emotional speeches of all time. The Thunder however did not make it past the Conference Finals again.

KD completed his final season with OKC in the 2015-16 season. Both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook reached several milestones in the season. The Thunder made it to the playoffs. However, they were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals in spite of having a 3-1 lead in the series.

Golden State Warriors: The Next Chapter for the Slim Reaper 

Kevin Durant became a free agent in 2016. The Golden State Warriors signed KD. Kevin Durant was now getting to play with the likes of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In the 2016-17 season, Kevin Durant suffered an injury but made it back in time for the 2017 playoffs. The Golden State Warriors went 12-0 and made it to the Finals. The warriors were up against Cleveland Cavaliers.

KD helped the warriors take a 3-0 lead in the series. Kevin Durant had a remarkable first NBA Finals. He finished the series with 35.2 points per game and was the top scorer in every game in the finals. KD also was crowned the NBA Finals MVP.

Durant re-signed with the Warriors for the 2017-18 season. KD became the second youngest player to reach 20,000 points in the NBA.  The chase for back to back championships was on. KD and the warriors came in with full force. The Warriors faced LeBron and the Cavs once again the finals. Kevin Durant scored a playoff career high 43 points and helped the Warriors get a 3-0 lead in the series. The Golden State Warriors swept the Cavaliers and Kevin Durant not only received back to back championships but also back to back Final MVP awards.

Kevin Durant Back To Back

The 2019 season, saw KD and the Warriors chase a three-peat. The team had a wonderful regular season and made yet another playoff. During the playoffs, Kevin Durant set a new playoff career high with 50 points and the team managed to make it to the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors were up against The Toronto Raptors.

Kevin Durant was out for nine games in the playoff due to a calf injury. KD however came back in game 5 against the Raptors to help the Warriors get the three-peat. KD was ruled out two minutes into the second quarter. The Warriors put up a great fight for their three-peat. But it was Kawhi Leonard and The North that took the NBA Championship back home to Canada.

Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant Is Bringing Scary Hours To The NBA

In 2019, Kevin Durant decided to sign with the Brooklyn Nets. The number 35 was retired by the Golden State Warriors to honor Kevin for his work with the Warriors. KD got paid even though he missed the entire 2019-2020 season due to an injury.

Kevin Durant made his Nets debut in 2020 against his previous team, Golden State Warriors. KD was supported by stars like Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Blake Griffin. The 2020 season was successful for the Nets, the team made the playoffs.

However the Playoffs was terrible for the Nets. The team was struck by injuries. Kyrie and Harden missed a few games in the conference semi-finals. KD knew he had to carry the team on his own. The man dawned scary hours upon the NBA in the playoffs. Every game he put up a show and he fought hard until the very end. The Nets missed a conference finals berth due to a few inches.

KD stepped on the line right before making a game winning three-pointer and sent the game to overtime. Giannis and the Bucks took advantage of his fatigue and manage to end the Nets playoff run.

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