Kevin Durant said at shootaround on Monday that Paul George was his favorite player in the league. (joshuak8/Flickr —Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Durant reveals he’s playing his ‘favorite player’ tonight

OAKLAND  — After the Golden State Warriors’ shoot around on Monday morning, Kevin Durant revealed that he’s a big fan of Paul George.

“He’s my favorite player in the league,” Durant said of George, whose Indiana Pacers face the Warriors in the final game of their homestand. “I’ve been saying that for a while.”

“He’s just so smooth, man,” Durant added. “He can do it all. He can pass. He can rebound. Defend. Shoot the j. Post up. Handle the ball. He’s my favorite player.

Durant spent a lot of time over the summer hanging out with George while both small forwards were members of the gold-medal winning USA basketball team.

“We want the same things on the basketball court,” Durant said when asked to explain the affinity. “He’s low-maintenance. He’s a superstar, but he’s low-maintenance guy that doesn’t need much. It’s the same type of attitude that I bring. He just loves to play the game. Loves to work too. So, we kind of click.”

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