Kevin Durant eating healthier now, will bulk up later -

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Some NBA observers believe Kevin Durant needs to bulk up if he wants to become an even more dominant player. Durant, however, believes it's more important that he maintain a healthier diet than worry about adding muscle, The Oklahoman reports.

The Thunder front office and coaching staff want Durant eventually to get bigger, but they believe that will happen naturally as he gets older, and they've already have seen him getting stronger, according to the report.

While Durant says he has the tendency not to eat as well as he should, he's becoming more health conscious.

"This past year, I was really big on eating a lot of foods with vegetables. That's all I really ate this past year was foods with vegetables," Durant told The Oklahoman. "I'm trying to stay away from the red meats and the fast food as much as I can, even though it's tempting."

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Durant has employed a chef during the past three seasons and recently hired a new cook to make sure he's not eating foods high in fat, according to the report.

"In the summertime is where I really kind of take a step back," Durant said. "So I got to be mentally stronger and have more discipline and try to eat right."

"He's always going to be thin," said Thunder forward Nick Collison. "I don't think you want him to bulk up. You always get concerned when you hear about a guy coming back to camp with 15 pounds of muscle because it totally changes his body and he might not be able to play the same way. So I don't think that's something he needs to do."

06 Sep, 2011

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