@Damon I agree with ya on a lot of those points! About Tommy, I haven't thought about that cat in years since I started scrolling through the argument both ya'll had...Hopefully he's doing well somewhere....Pretty ironic how he declared Durant was unable to improve defensively and yet here we are.
Far as Durant's improvements go, yea Durant is really getting comfortable defending, as well as assisting more...In OKC Durant would barely give out assists just because of how their club plays basketball..With the 2 man hero ball unit of Durant and Westbrook, assists were scarce. Though he's gotten extremely comfortable assisting and simply being on point in defense, including grabbing more steals....You're right in that Durant being with Golden State helps the Warriors evolve.
Their shot distribution's better, Thompson had a record 60 points not too long ago because KD, Steph, Dray, etc were all looking for him...Plus, KD's chemistry with the vets Zaza, West, Iggy, McGee and Livingston speaks volumes...Not to mention that these cats are genuinely friends with each other which helps their selfless basketball play twenty-fold. Lastly, with Durant bringing his penchant for scoring from anywhere at will to the table, especially with his nifty fadeaway jump shot in the paint or driving to the rim for a dunk and wanting to get to the free throw line consistently are all fantastic signs of things to come for the Warriors.
In the October game and last night, Durant has shown he's got a knack for shutting Davis down..
Then there's this
Durant brings up a point which was admitted and is great in hindsight..Kerr really wants Durant to become more well rounded in his blocking, stealing, rebounding, assisting, etc just moving without the ball in general yet still making good things happen..It's also a damn good sign that Durant loves becoming better at each facet of his game by doing everything Kerr asks as best he can..