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How many career points for Kevin Durant? 'I'm more interested in...'

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How many career points for Kevin Durant? 'I'm more interested in...'

In NBA history, 43 players have scored at least 20,000 career points.

Kevin Durant is currently at 19,950 career points.

How many points does he think he can ultimately amass?

"I don't really care, man, to be honest," Durant recently told The Athletic's Anthony Slater. "I used to be really big on 'I want to be the highest scorer to ever play.' But, my skills speak for themselves. You just gotta watch. You just can't look at my numbers ... you gonna have to watch and figure out what I did to get these points, and to score and to score effectively and also win at the same time.

"So I'm more so interested in that. But I got a long time to play hopefully and I'm just gonna keep doing what I do, and we'll see what happens at the end. I don't want to put a cap on it."

Six players are members of the "30,000 Points Club" -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Dirk Nowitzki.

LeBron James (29,812 points) will soon become the seventh.

Durant, who is only 29 years old, has a good chance to reach the 30,000 mark, but as he told The Athletic:

"I had a year full of injuries that stopped me -- I missed 20 games last year and then I missed 10 games the year before that ... and I did a year of college. Who knows. We'll see."

And don't forget that playing for the Warriors has decreased the need for Durant to score.

"It is giving up a couple points a night, but it's worth it," Durant said.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

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NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

Michael Beasley found himself a new basketball home on Friday.

The Lakers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Beasley, league sources told multiple national reporters.

In 74 games with the Knicks last season, Beasley averaged 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.

[RELATED: Charles Barkley says the Nuggets and Timberwolves are better than the Lakers]

Beasley -- the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- will be playing for his seventh NBA team.

The 29-year old also played for two different teams in China.

Beasley was teammates with LeBron James in Miami during the 2013-14 season.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Earlier this week, Jonas Jerebko was introduced to Bay Area media members.

He talked about his expectations for next season and his role with the Warriors.

On Friday morning, he was a guest on 95.7 The Game and told Warriors fans they should have a pretty high bar for the "Swedish Larry Bird."

"I've been 10 years in the league and I feel like I'm getting better every year. I feel like I haven't played my best basketball yet," Jerebko declared. "The most minutes I did play was my rookie year."

Jerebko -- the 39th pick in the 2009 draft -- averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds as a rookie in Detroit.

He missed the entire 2010-11 season because of a torn Achilles tendon, but bounced back in 2011-12 to the tune of 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.

The 31-year old played a couple more seasons in Detroit and was then traded to Boston in February 2015.

He re-signed with the Celtics in July 2015 and averaged 15.1 minutes and 15.8 minutes per contest in his two seasons under Brad Stevens.

In Utah last year, Jerebko registered 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes, and shot over 41 percent from 3-point territory.

"I got a lot more to give and I'm a lot better player than people think I am sometimes," Jerebko said. "I'm ready to show that."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller