From what I've seen, Durant is an incredible player who just keeps improving. He's a different player now than he was at Texas. (I watched him religiously in 2006-2007.)
He's arguably the best scorer in the game. With his height/length and shooting ability, he's almost impossible to defend sometimes. And he can penetrate remarkably well for how awkward and lanky he looks.
Defense is the weakest part of his game, but it's improving. Even so, he's already serviceable. All he needs to do is work on technique and conditioning, since the requisite athleticism is there for him to be an excellent defender. He's still young.
His playmaking ability is underrated. He can drive-and-dish effectively, and he's much better at finding passing lanes than he used to be.
Among wings (IMO), Durant is already better than Melo. He's no LeBron or Kobe, but he's approaching Wade.
[ Edited by dobophile on Feb 4, 2010 at 2:43 PM ]