It isn’t too often that Oklahoma City Thunder SF Kevin Durant actually surprises the fantasy basketball world. The forward is arguably the best shooter in the league and has made a habit out of dropping of 25 points a game.
Over the past week, though, KD has been putting on a scoring clinic. In his most recent start, the forward dropped 46 point in the team’s 105-97 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. He finished 17-25 from the field, including 6-of-7 from behind the arc, and he actually scored 11 points in the final 3:23 of the game. Durant’s also scored a career-high 54 points on Friday night against the Golden State Warriors. He ended up finishing with 19-28 from the field in that contest, while shooting 11-13 from the charity stripe.
Durant has now scored 30 points or more in eight straight games and the veteran has been putting up video game-like numbers. He has averaged an incredible 37 points per game this month, which is up significantly from the 29.4 points her averaged per game in December. However, the forward has had to do much more with PG Russell Westbrook out following another knee surgery and it has allowed KD to put up career numbers game after game.
Durant is easily the frontrunner for fantasy basketball MVP this year. He should be good for over 30 points a game the rest of the way and continue to carry thousands of fantasy squads in the process.