For Kevin Durant, skinniness has been a skill. The 6-foot-9,
allegedly 235-pound forward has used his lithe frame to slip through holes in
the defense, helping to make him one of the best scorers in the NBA.
falling short of a championship in his first trip to the NBA Finals, Durant
decided that being unnaturally light is not all it is cracked up to be. He has
added 20 pounds since he entered the league in 2007, and his upper body appears
to have filled out, according to The Oklahoman.
Durant's extra brawn has Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott
Brooks considering more time at power forward for his best player this season.
LeBron James' move to power forward last season put the Miami Heat over the top
for their second NBA title, and Brooks believes Durant is just as versatile as
If Durant is any more muscular, though, he does not show it
in photos. The reigning scoring champion looked just as frail as ever during
media day last week, but we all know the camera subtracts 20 pounds.
Check out the photos above to compare old-look Durant on the
left versus new-look Durant on the right, then tell us if you see a difference.
Durant photo via Facebook/Kevin Durant; new Durant photo
via The Associated Press.