Kendrick Perkins carries a lot of clout within the Oklahoma City Thunder organization, so when he speaks, people usually listen.
Perkins told the Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry that Durant needs to get stronger.
“I feel like he could get stronger, in my opinion,” Perkins said. “I think that would help him a lot. I told him all the good and great players that played the game, from Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, they all put size on them, and it helped them.”
Perkins said added strength will only benefit Durant’s body and help him close games out.
“Seems like there was possessions he was tired,” Perkins said of Durant. “But, like I said, I think that’s (when) getting in the weight room plays a factor. Cause then you could let your body take over.”
Durant has acknowledged that he can always get better, and adding some more muscle to his 6’10″, 235-lb frame can help him deal with the Kawhi Leonard’s of the world.