Kevin Durant would be willing to learn from Hakeem Olajuwon

April 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks (right) instructs small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The City Thunder defeated the Warriors 116-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There’s been a lot of attention and talk surrounding Kevin Durant and his post game this summer.

Basically, there’s the thought that Durant isn’t a great post-up player, although he is one of the most efficient post-up players in the league. Really, he just doesn’t post-up much and the thought is if he did it more, he’d be even that much better.

Hakeem Olajuwon is always brought up when talking about posting up. Many current NBA stars have worked out with The Dream and there’s recently been chatter about Durant doing it.

Here’s what KD said on the matter:

“I don’t know. At this point there’s only one Hakeem Olajuwon. I don’t know how much he can really help me but of course I watched him as a kid and I watch films of him now. I just try to take some stuff out of his game and put it to mine’s, but it’s so hard to try to be like Hakeem Olajuwon. But I’m up for anything. I’m looking forward to learning from anybody, so… We’ll see.”

I wrote earlier this week that I would prefer Durant emulating Dirk Nowitzki’s post-up game. I still feel that way, and also wouldn’t be opposed to Durant working out with Hakeem. It could only help.

Topics: Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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