Thursday, June 28, 2007

Durant Excited to Play With Green

We just got off a conference call with Kevin Durant from Madison Square Garden, where he is going through a gauntlet of interviews and photo shoots before celebrating his selection with family and friends at the ESPNZone tonight.

Durant and Green are both Maryland natives and Durant is very excited to have Green joining him in Seattle.

"To play with him is like a dream come true," said Durant.

Don't worry about the two 6-9/6-10 forwards coexisting either. "We're both versatile players," Durant said. "We complement each other very well."

Durant doesn't necessarily feel any pressure to be "the guy" in Seattle with Allen's departure, explaining that he's known from a young age that basketball is not a one-man sport.

Durant was also asked about the time he spent training in Seattle in the weeks leading up to the Draft and his thoughts on the city.

"I got used to the city a little bit," said Durant. "I can't wait to get out there. It's a great town with great fans."