MVP Candidates – Kevin Durant

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In 2007 The Seattle Supersonics had one of the worst and best seasons in their franchises’ history. With the impending move out of Seattle and their team headed straight to the NBA Draft lottery all hope was lost.  But with the luck of the lottery the than Sonics were awarded with the 2nd overall pick and used it to draft Kevin Durant out of Texas University.  Luck was clearly on their side as the Blazers who were drafting first selected often-injured Greg Oden and opened up the door for them to select Kevin Durant.

Heading into his rooke season, hope was lost and passion for basketball was dead in Seattle as fans knew their team was leaving for Oklahoma City. Durant did his best and delighted the crowd in his 1 year as he was named NBA Rookie of the Year.

The Sonics eventually turned into The Oklahoma City Thunder and the franchise became one of the fastest rising teams in the league.  All and any of their success can be pointed to their leader on and of the court…Kevin Durant.

An offensive juggernaut, who led the league in scoring  last year with a remarkable 30.1 point per game was primed to repeat this year.  Durant has become the face of a franchise that needed a boost and they got it and then some. When discussions of MVP contenders start taking shape half-way through the season, it’s the usual suspects whose names are always discussed. Durant is now one of those names. He is a top tier player who is leading his Thunder back into the Playoffs and should very soon win the Northwest Division Title.

He is a quiet leader who has taken a group of young and extremely talented players and made them Champions.  He has become one of the most feared players in the league and can score at will.  His ability to beat down a defence and put up points whenever they are needed is what makes him so valuable to the Thunder.

He is an NBA All-Star and an All-NBA 1st team member who has elevated a team from essential extinction and now dominates the NBA.  His 28 points per game, 7 rebounds per game and 88% Free Throw percentage shows just how dominant he is. With his second scoring title only a few games away from being official, Durant will now set his sights on a deep run in the Playoffs. The Thunder gave The Lakers a serious run of 6 games last post-season only to come up short. A more mature and meticulous Durant will hopefully take them over that final hump as his teammates have followed by his example.

Kevin Durant is only in his 4th year in the league and has gone from Rookie of the Year to one of the top candidates for the NBA MVP award this season.  His value to The Thunder has no price (Actually 5 years $85 Million) as he puts his team on hi shoulders more often than not when he is most needed.  He has proven to be irreplaceable in Oklahoma, is a fan favorite and looks to take his Thunder deep in the Playoffs.  His scoring, his presence and his leadership to his teammates are all reasons why Kevin Durant is in the running for NBA MVP this season.

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