NBA Player Rankings: 10 Best Finishers In the League

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9. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

April 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after dunking the ball during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The City Thunder defeated the Warriors 116-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Unlike DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant will make you pay if you foul him – he’s an 88 percent free throw shooter for his career.  But that’s not why he’s on this list – he will also make you pay when he puts his head down and drives to the basket.

Durant is listed at 6’9”, but many believe he has grown since he entered the league.  His length allows him to get to the basket in a hurry.  Although Durant’s arms look thin, he is surprisingly strong and athletic.

Durant’s shooting ability also helps his ability to finish at the rim.  Defenders respect his shot so much that he is able to blow by them with pump fakes.  He’s number nine on this list, but Durant’s ability to finish at the rim is one of the many things contributing to his status as the second best player in the world.

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