Monday, March 28, 2016

Kevin Durant's Scoring Through a Historical Lens

Kevin Durant is putting together his fifth great season in the NBA before reaching age 28.  The OKC Thunder star is clearly the league's second best scorer behind only Stephen Curry.

Coming into this year he ranked 29th all-time in Points Scored Above Average.  With his dynamite performance in 2016 Durant has passed seven great scorers in career Points Above Average.  In reverse order they are....

KD is also a handful of good games away from passing Bailey Howell and moving into 20th place in career scoring value.  Considering Durant's in his ninth NBA season it's no surprise that he has a real chance at finishing as the second greatest scorer in league history.  

Wherever he ends up playing, the next half-decade should be full of milestones for Kevin Durant.

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