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Top 15 Worst Players Kevin Durant Has Had To Play With

MVP Kevin Durant has led the Oklahoma City Thunder from a little-known team who were cool in Seattle to a well-known and highly regarded playoff contender in the Western Conference. During this surge to fame, Durant has paired with another MVP candidate and several time All-Star Russell Westbrook and other key contributors such as Serge Ibaka or James Harden.

However, after those talented players, Durant has to lead some inferior talents. Durant’s skill set is universally acknowledged to be phenomenal by the professional basketball community and sports media, but not all of his teammates have necessarily helped spurn the team to key Conference and Title games. In fact, many of Durant’s teammates have underperformed and not lived up to their potential or hype. His standout performances every year never cease to amaze his followers, making his underperforming teammates that much unbearable to play with.

Durant, like Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka are in a similar position, as they too have grown used to playing with teammates who are not on their level. Durant stands alone, however, in that he is regarded as one of the League’s stars on par with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant during his prime years, making his lackluster teammates’ performances seem entirely unfair to Durant who deserves teammates who are on his level. The following lists in descending order the teammates of Kevin Durant’s whose made marginal contributions to the Thunder and stand out as underperformers.

15 Chucky Atkins 

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14 Kendrick Perkins

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13 Mouhamed Sene

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12 Robert Swift

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11 Etan Thomas 

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10 Kyle Weaver

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9 D.J. White

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8 Steven Hill 

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7 Kevin Ollie

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6 Royal Ivey

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5 Andre Roberson 

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4 Hasheem Thabeet

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3 Byron Mullens

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2 Cole Aldrich

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1 Morris Peterson

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A fan favorite in Toronto, Mo Pete went to Oklahoma City at the end of his career in the aforementioned trade with Cole Aldrich. In his one season with the Thunder, he only played four games, where he averaged just 1 PPG point. Not very memorable. Halfway through the year, he and D.J. White, another entry on our list, were moved to Charlotte for Nazr Mohammed, who offered the team some solid minutes from the bench.

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