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Kevin Durant’s playmaking brilliance is reaching new heights

Dec 29, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

After tying a career-high with 16 assists on Wednesday against the Rockets, Kevin Durant followed up this performance with 11 assists against the Hornets on Friday night.

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This pair of back-to-back games with double-digit assists marks the first time he has done such a thing November 2018 with the Warriors.

Additionally, having combined 27 assists over the past two games, KD has broken a new personal record for most assists in a two-game stretch.

While, at 35 years old, KD has well proven himself as one of the best shooters in the NBA, given the Suns current roster format, he has recently shown off how versatile of a star he can be.

When asked about what Durant’s playmaking ability has done for the Suns, Vogel responded with, “It’s about elite talent becoming a team.”

Video credits to Duane Rankin at AZCentral.

This season, in games where Durant records at least 8 assists, the Suns are 6-1. Meanwhile, in games where Durant records 35 points or more, the Suns are 3-3.

The contrast between these two records symbolizes how Durant’s role in Phoenix has transformed into more than just an elite scorer.

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