Spencer Dinwiddie on the return of Kevin Durant: “At 80%, he is Dirk Nowitzki. At 100%, he’s the best scorer of all time”

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Spencer Dinwiddie is looking forward to the return of his teammate in the Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant.

Dinwiddie believes if Durant returns at 80%, he will be like Dirk Nowitzki.

“I look at it like this: at 80%, he’s Dirk Nowitzki. At 100%, he’s the best scorer of all time, and anywhere in between, he’s still, what, a top-three small forward in the league. So, we’re all gonna see. We’re all waiting. I know he’s working extremely hard, but he’s blessed, I think.

It’s a little bit different than other people that suffered the Achilles. Outside of obviously Dominique Wilkins, who came back better [after Achilles surgery], the other people that kind of struggled, he’s probably the best shooter of that group.

I don’t see a world where he’s not one of the elite players in the world when he comes back,” Dinwiddie said, per ESPN’s “First Take”, via Nets Wire.