KIA MVP Ladder: Kevin Durant is a frontrunner for the season MVP Award.
Kevin Durant is the at the No. 1 on the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder. Can he maintain this pace?
Despite missing the entire 2019-20 NBA season due to the ruptured right Achilles tendon, Kevin Durant has been balling this term, reminding us that he's still one of the most dominant scorers in basketball. KD has been completely unstoppable for the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 29.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per contest while making 52.4% of his field goals and a ridiculous 43.4% of his 3-pointers.
Furthermore, Durant led the Nets to a 12-6 record in his 18 starts, posting six double-doubles along the way. The ten-time All-Star had eight 30-plus-point displays, and on January 16, KD dropped 42 points in a 122-115 win over the Orlando Magic, shooting 16-for-26 from the field and 5-for-8 from beyond the 3-point line.
Durant sat out 11 games this season due to minor injuries and load management, and that's probably the only thing that's not helping his case for the 2020-21 KIA MVP Award. Brooklyn is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference at the moment, and the Nets are scoring a whopping 123.2 points per 100 possessions on 60.5 effective field goal percentage with KD on the court. With Kyrie Irving and James Harden in the lineup, the Nets are legitimate title contenders, but Kevin Durant remains their best player, no doubt.