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Is Kevin Durant a serious MVP Candidate?
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2009-10 Statistics

PPG
29.7
RPG
7.40
APG
3.0
EFF
+ 27.08
 
Born: Sep 29, 1988
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight: 230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
College: Texas
Years Pro:
The "Durantula" is currently tied for 1st place (with Carmelo Anthony) as the NBA Scoring (PPG) Leader. He is also ahead of both LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in that category as well. The Oklahoma City Thunder have become one of the "scariest" teams in the NBA, and Durant is the core to that team. The Thunder also (currently) sit in 8th place in the Western Conference and in playoff contention.  So what do you think of Kevin Durant? And is he TRULY a serious contender for the NBA MVP Award?
| Closed on 03/05/10 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Teams:  Kevin Durant | Oklahoma City Thunder
Team Breakout:
32 Fans 
 1. Do you think Kevin Durant is a serious contender for the NBA MVP Award? (0 points)
91%a. Yes
6%b. No
3%c. Other
 2. IF the Oklahoma City Thunder get in the playoffs, should Durant get the MVP Award? (0 points)
38%a. Yes- explain
34%b. No- explain
28%c. Other- explain

  
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#1 | 1667 days ago
vindog (+)

The Thunder posted 23 wins all of last season- one of the worst teams in the NBA and 13Th place in the Western Conference!  This season, they already have 27 wins on the season and are currently holding on to the 8Th seed in the playoffs. Kevin Durant has propelled this team in a serious team to play against!  I honestly feel that IF the Thunder make the playoffs and the "Durantula" continues his amazing season- that he SHOULD win the MVP Award. Without Durant, the Thunder would be just another "bad" team and wouldn't even sniff the playoffs! The NBA MVP Award is supposed to go to the player who helps his team the MOST, and Durant IS that guy!
1. Yes  2. Yes- explain  
#2 | 1666 days ago

If they go to the playoffs and Durant is still tops in scoring and competitive with a lot of other stats, yes he should get  consideration. If his stats dip, maybe next year. He's only getting better.

But if the season ended now, I think it would be a pretty close vote for me.
1. Yes  2. Other- explain  
#3 | 1666 days ago

Durant will get some votes however he faces the same thing that LeBron faced earlier in his career. MVP voters rarely will vote for a player from team that does not post at least 55 wins (I'm not making this up go check the stats), and does not at least win their division. I mention LBJ because in his first two 50 win seasons he put up stats unmatched by anyone but Jordan and "The Big O" yet failed to finish any higher than 3rd either year.
1. Yes  2. No- explain  
#4 | 1664 days ago

vindog wrote:
The Thunder posted 23 wins all of last season- one of the worst teams in the NBA and 13Th place in the Western Conference!  This season, they already have 27 wins on the season and are currently holding on to the 8Th seed in the playoffs. Kevin Durant has propelled this team in a serious team to play against!  I honestly feel that IF the Thunder make the playoffs and the "Durantula" continues his amazing season- that he SHOULD win the MVP Award. Without Durant, the Thunder would be just another "bad" team and wouldn't even sniff the playoffs! The NBA MVP Award is supposed to go to the player who helps his team the MOST, and Durant IS that guy!
 thats pretty much my argument right there. 
1. Yes  2. Yes- explain  
#5 | 1664 days ago

 Damn straight!!! Nice poll vindog. If the Thunder can get to the 2 spot over Denver, I think Durant would get several MVP votes.
1. Yes  2. Yes- explain  
#6 | 1664 days ago

Durrant is one of the best free throwers in the game! i think his record is 11for 11.....he is an all arounf exellent payer and has a very good chance if he wind the title......if he doesnt he wont get mvp,,in my opinion..does give us football widows something to look foward to
1. Yes  2. Other- explain  
#7 | 1664 days ago
Southern Lion (+)

Durant consistently leads the team (a very improved team) in most stat categories, and is clearly their leader.  He definitely garners MVP respect, especially if they make the playoffs.
1. Yes  2. Other- explain  
#8 | 1656 days ago

If I was voting, Durant would get my vote(as of today).  Durant is a silky smooth player that has been instrumental in turning around the Thunder's luck.  They surpassed last years win total in just 41 games.  Durant is already A top 5 player at just 21 years of age and he's still improving.  The sky is the ceiling with him and he has a lot of nice pieces around him.  If they can keep this team together, they'll be serious contenders within a few years.
#9 | 1654 days ago

vindog wrote:
The Thunder posted 23 wins all of last season- one of the worst teams in the NBA and 13Th place in the Western Conference!  This season, they already have 27 wins on the season and are currently holding on to the 8Th seed in the playoffs. Kevin Durant has propelled this team in a serious team to play against!  I honestly feel that IF the Thunder make the playoffs and the "Durantula" continues his amazing season- that he SHOULD win the MVP Award. Without Durant, the Thunder would be just another "bad" team and wouldn't even sniff the playoffs! The NBA MVP Award is supposed to go to the player who helps his team the MOST, and Durant IS that guy!
I wouldn't forget guys like Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green. They've been a good foundation for Durant the entire season.
1. Yes  2. No- explain  
#10 | 1654 days ago

yes, he can win m.v.p. and if not this year certainly very soon..

#11 | 1653 days ago

This kid is such a serious contender for MVP, it is really scary...with that, you KNOW where that trophy will go.  I said other because it will take an injury to LeBron for LBJ to not win it...yes, I know this is an early predicting statement, but we must realize that LBJ is (and I am a KB24 fan to HEART) the BADDEST man in the NBA currently.  But this is a great argument - all three are making it hard to choose, and if the Thunder were right up there with wins as the Cavs and Lakers are, this would be the best conversation this site would produce. 

What is refreshing is that all three are making other teammates look and play better, which makes all three teams fun to watch - there are no "One-Man-Show" concepts until crunchtime, which is when you wanna see your best player taking over
1. Yes  2. Other- explain  
#12 | 1638 days ago

he is a major contributor, a good unselfish player and he could be counted on for the most part when it matters
1. Yes  2. Yes- explain  

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