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How KD's first 10 Nets games compare to start with Warriors

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Kevin Durant has used his first 10 games with the Brooklyn Nets to remind everyone just how damn good he is at basketball. Really damn good is the final answer. 

Durant is off to a historic scoring start with his new team. His 307 points through 10 games is second to just Wilt Chamberlain's 371 for the most by a player in his first 10 games with a new team. 

Chamberlain, just 23 years old at the time, went on to average an absurd 37.6 points per game for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1959-60 season. Durant, 32, is average 30.7 points per game this season, which is the second-highest of his career. 

That brings us to this -- how many points did Durant score in his first 10 games with the Warriors? The answer, 277

It's easy to see why Durant's point totals would be higher with the Nets thus far. He has played with fellow superstar Kyrie Irving in six games this season, and with James Harden in just one. Durant shared the floor with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in all of his first 10 games with Golden State. 

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Durant averaged 27.7 points through 10 games as a Warrior in the 2016-17 season. Curry averaged 27.2 points over that span, and Thompson 18.8. 

The Nets are 6-4 when Durant plays this season. The Warriors were 8-2 his first 10 games with the team.

Durant wound up scoring 25.1 points per game his first season with the Warriors. There's a good chance he averaged more than that this season, even as he shares the court with Irving and Harden. The bigger challenge for Durant will be keeping a team of superstars to work together, just as Curry did.

 

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